One of the clearTax readers recently asked us about changing the Point of Presence – Service Provider (POP-SP) of their National Pension System (NPS) account. When you open an NPS account online through the NSDL website, the default POP and POP-SP you are assigned is the National Pension System Trust. The reader, who had registered with the NPS through the NSDL website, wanted to know to change the POP-SP.
The method to do the same is very easy
- You need to go to the ‘Forms’ section of the NSDL website and download the shifting of subscriber Form UOS S5
- Once the form is downloaded, take a print and enter the details of our NPS account and your desired POP
- Send the filled out form to your current or new POP-SP
- The new POP-SP will carry out a verification process and accept you as a subscriber once the verification is completed
Do note that any subscriber under the corporate model cannot change the POP-SP on his own. Furthermore, the POP-SP for your Tier I and Tier II accounts cannot be different.