All NPS account opened between 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 would be eligible to get contribution of Rs1000/- per year from govt in NPS account for next three years 2011-12,2012-13,2013-14 . Subject to investor contributing minimum Rs 1000 pa to Maximum Rs12000 pa in there NPS account .
So if you contribute less than Rs1000 pa or more than Rs12000 pa than you will not get any contribution in your account .
Finally there are some steps being taken by govt to make NPS popular . No doubt it is one of the most cost effective long term investment option but how popular it become among masses has to be seen .
Distributors do not make brokerage in this so you would not find distributors advocating the product . Though govt employess funds are being managed through NPS but more important is how popular it become among comman people .I personally believe that it is one of the effective products for retirement corpus creation .