Apr 122016

Nominee in Atal Pension Yojana

There is a facility to add nominee with the Atal Pension Yojana scheme. Nomination facility is very important is each and every investment plan, especially those which are pension related. Atal Pension Yojana is a flagship retirement policy of the present ruling NDA Govt. which aims to provide pension to the citizens after they attain the age of 60 years. This pension scheme with nomination facility was launched especially for the low income and economic backward classes. Those who do not have a fixed monthly salary or do not enjoy financial stability were encouraged to join the Atal Pension scheme so as to get retirement pensions, just like those who do govt. jobs.

Nominee in Atal Pension Yojana

How to add nominee to the Atal Pension Yojana?

One can add the nomination details along with the Atal Pension Yojana. Having a nominee is very essential for these types of retirement policies as after sudden death of the user of the retirement policy, the nominee will get the retirement benefits. The nominee can be appointed in the Atal Pension scheme at the time of filling up the application form for the same. The name, particulars and relationship of the nominee is to be clearly mentioned in the application form. One can also add the name of nominee even after opening of the APY account. For that, they will have to contact the respective bank or post office from where the APY account has been opened.

Nature of nominee applicable

The nominee who can be added to the Atal Pension scheme may be the spouse of the beneficiary or the depending family member (s). They will get the retirement corpus if the user of the APY scheme dies. So even after the death of the account holder of the APY, the retirement corpus will be given to the nominee registered. So it is very important to register a nominee along with the APY scheme. However, it is not possible to add a nominee after the death of the account holder. In this case the account will get freeze and no retirement corpus will be provided. So the nomination procedure is to be done well in advance.

Brief information about the Atal Pension Yojana

The APY retirement policy was started from 1st June, 2015 and was mainly pitched for the lower income groups of the country, who do not have a financial stability and retirement benefit. Below are some scheme details:

Sl. No.Atal Pension Yojana FieldsRelated Data
1Date of effect1st June, 2015
2Retirement benefitFixed pension slabs per month ranging from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 5000
3Nominee featureAvailable
4Govt. contribution to retirement corpus50 %
5Age of getting pension60 years

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  6 Responses to “Nominee in Atal Pension Yojana”

  1. Dear Sir,

    Please update the Name of Nominee as per your Re-code Name is mention SUMITA KUMARI
    update the Name Samita Kumari.

  2. Dear Sir
    please update the name of nominee as per your Re-code Name is mention MEENA DEVI update the Name MEENU DEVI.

  3. Sir,
    My son name provided as Harinath insted of Hari.D, how to change name in apy


    I want to open this APY account but i want to put my friend’s name in nominee. is it possible to nominee a friend ? if yes, then, what will be the procedure?’
    if no, then how can i give this amount through affidavit or other legal procedure?
    Please do suggest

    thanking you


    I want to open this APY account but I want to put my spouse name in nominee. When I was trying to add my wife as nominee Ii was not getting the option to select the relationship as “WIFE”, can you please let me know if i can add my wife as nominee, and is there an option to change the nominee details later after subscribing, please let me know the options i will have

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