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Income Taxpayer no longer eligible for Atal Pension Yojana w.e.f 1st October 2022

Atal Pension Yojana


(Department of Financial Services)


New Delhi, the 10th August, 2022

Atal Pension Yojana.— In partial modification of Ministry of Finance, Department of Financial Services Notification No. 16/1/2015-PR dated 16th October, 2015 on Atal Pension Yojana, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, the following amendment are hereby made:--

I. In the said notification at the end of para 2 the following shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided that from 1st October,2022, any citizen who is or has been an income-tax payer, shall not be eligible to join APY.

Explanation: For the purpose of this clause, the expression “income-tax payer” shall mean a person who is liable to pay income-tax in accordance with the Income Tax Act, 1961, as amended from time to time."

II. In the said notification, at the end of para 13, the following shall be inserted, namely:-

                “In case a subscriber, who joined on or after 1st October, 2022, is subsequently found to have been an income-tax payer on or before the date of application, the APY account shall be closed and the accumulated pension wealth till date would be given to the subscriber.”

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