Functions of Nodal Offices in CG
Nodal Office means the offices which act as interface between the subscribers and the central recordkeeping agency and shall include the Principal Accounts Office (PrAO), Pay and Accounts Office (PAO) and Drawing & Disbursing Office (DDO) under the Central Government or analogous offices under Central Government.
Central Government hierarchy of Nodal Offices
1. Drawing and Disbursing Officer
Functions of DDO:
DDO will collect all the registration forms and forward it CRA for registration of the same. Further, it will also send the change request forms from the Subscribers and forward it to PAO for updation in NPSCAN system. However, DDO shall have various other functions as mentioned below:
DDO shall register itself with CRA before it starts providing various services to the Subscribers. For registering itself in CRA system, DDO shall forward the applications for registration to the concerned PAO.
2. Pay and Accounts Office
Functions of PAO
PAO will be responsible for carrying out the following activities:
However, before performing the above-mentioned functions, PAO shall have to register itself with CRA. For registering itself in CRA system, PAO shall forward the applications for registration to the concerned Pr.AO.
3. Principle Accounts Office
A Principal Accounts Office will have several functions in the NPS. However, most of them will be in the nature of monitoring the performances of the Nodal offices under its jurisdiction. CRA will send various alerts to Pr.AO to facilitate it to carry out the role of a supervisory entity.
Functions of Pr.AO:
Pr.AO will be responsible for carrying out the following activities.
Pr.AO, in its capacity of a Nodal Office shall register itself with CRA. Further, Pr.AO will send the registration applications of the PAOs attached to it to CRA. For details of Central Government Nodal offices.