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Those who have not invested in NPS yet should not take the plunge based just on the past year’s return. They should weigh its pros and cons

Sanjay Kumar SinghBindisha Sarang New Delhi/Mumbai
At an average of 62 per cent, the one-year return of tier-1 equities schemes of the National Pension System (NPS) looks attractive. And a few features are likely to be added to NPS soon that could enhance its popularity.

Don’t deviate from asset allocation

The 62 per cent return is on a par with that delivered by the Nifty (61.7 per cent) over the past year. This is not surprising. Though pension fund managers (PFMs) are allowed to do active fund management, many may still mimic the index.

According to Jharna Agarwal, head, Anand Rathi Preferred: “NPS funds have not

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First Published: Jun 16 2021 | 6:10 AM IST

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