Subscriber base under Atal Pension Yojana crosses 80 lakh

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    New Delhi, Jan 5 : The subscribers base under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) has reached more than 80 lakhs and growing at a good pace.

    The highest contributing State is Uttar Pradesh with 11.41 APY account followed by Bihar & Tamil Nadu.8.87 lakh and 6.60 lakh subscribers respectively.

    According to a press release, the APY Scheme follows the same investment pattern as applicable to the National Pension Scheme (NPS) contribution of Central Government employees. During the year 2016-17, it has earned a return of 13.91 per cent.