The ECRS is an upgrade of the Contributor Registration System (CRS) earlier deployed by the Commission for the registration of participants of the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS). The ECRS has the following functionalities:
i) Provides an electronic platform for the submission of requests by Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) for the registration of unique contributors and issuance of Personal Identification Numbers (PINs).
ii) Provides a platform for the registration of Micro Pension Plan Participants and Cross Border individuals.
iii) Provides a platform for the electronic submission of employer code requests by PFAs and the automation of the process of issuing employer codes.
iv) Provides a more dynamic and friendly User Interface.
v) Provides an electronic platform for PFAs to carry out bio-data updates and edits of their clients’ information on the National Databank maintained by the National Pension Commission (the Commission).
vi) Provides an interface with the National Identity Database maintained by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), for authentication of the uniqueness of individuals seeking to register under the CPS.