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ALL INDIA SAVINGS BANK CONTROL EMPLOYEES UNION

http://aisbceutn.com 

A Service Union  Under Department  of Posts

SB ORDER NO. 01/2011

No.32-1/2011-SB Government of India Ministry of Communications & IT Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi-110001, Dated: 08.02.2011

To

All Heads of Circles/Regions

Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject:- Use of prescribed Account Opening Form (Form’A’) while opening PPF accounts to avoid irregular opening of Joint accounts in PPF.

Sir / Madam,

The undersigned is directed to say that this office is receiving large number of cases from circles/regions for regularization of irregularly opened Joint PPF accounts by converting into single accounts. As Department has no power to relax any statutory rule, all such cases are being referred to Min. of Finance (DEA) for regularization.

Min. of Finance (DEA) while examining such cases has observed that Post Offices are using SB-3 for opening of PPF accounts which is meant for opening of SB/RD/TD/MIS accounts and this is resulting in opening of Joint PPF accounts as the form has provision for opening of joint accounts. Ministry has pointed out that PPF Scheme provides for ‘FORM-A’ as account opening form and if this form is used for opening of PPF account, there are less chances that a Joint PPF account could be opened.

It is therefore requested to ensure that all post offices operating PPF scheme should use Form-A for opening of PPF account and no Joint PPF account is opened. Availability of this prescribed form in Post Offices operating PPF scheme may also kindly be ensured.

This may kindly brought to the notice of all post offices operating PPF scheme.

This issues with the approval of DDG(FS). Yours faithfully,

(Kawal Jit Singh) Assistant Director (SB)

Copy to:

I. DDG(FS)/DDG(VIG)/JS&FA/DDG(PAF)/DDG(RB)

II. Director (FS)/Director (CBS), Dak Bhawan.

III. Director of Audit (P&T), Delhi.

IV. All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts, Postal

V. Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad.

VI. All Directors, Postal Training Centres.

VII. Director CEPT, PTC Mysore for uploading the SB Order in Department’s Web Site.

VIII. A.D (Tech), SDC Chennai O/o CPMG T.N.Circle, Chennai.

IX.

AD /Inspection/PF/Vigilance

X.

All Accounts Officers ICO(SB)

XI.

All recognized unions.

XII.

PS to Member (T)

XIII.

Under Secretary (Budget), MOF(DEA) North Block,

New

Delhi w.r.t OM No.


7/1/2010-NS-II (Vol-II) dated 13.1.2011.



SB ORDER NO. 02/2011

No.113-07/2008-SB Government of India Ministry of Communications & IT Department of Posts


Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001, Dated:

08..02.2011

To

All Heads of Circles/Regions Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.



Subject:-

Clarifications regarding new procedurclaim cases vide SB Order 25/2010.

e prescribed for settlement of deceased


Sir / Madam,




The undersigned is directed to say that PTC Mysore has sought clarifications on some points mentioned in the new procedure circulated for settlement of deceased claim cases vide SB Order No. 25/2010. Points raised and clarifications are given below:-

Sl. No.

Points raised

Clarifications

1

What value of Stamp paper will be used for obtaining Affidavit, Letter of Indemnity, Disclaimer certificate of Affidavit.? Whether ‘Notary Public’ and ‘Oath Commissioner’ are one and the same? If not, where the oath Commissioner is available? Whether the claim application forms and annexures will be supplied by department viz PSD? If so, what will be the number of forms? It is suggested that all claim forms prescribed for SB and SC should be assigned different numbers.

The value of stamps on Affidavit differs from State to State as it comes under the State Stamp Act. Circles can circulate the value of stamps as per their State Stamp Act. Notary Public and Oath Commissioner are different and are available in every court complex. The form prescribed are to be supplied by the Department and for numbers allotted are given below:1) Form for claim of balance in the Savings Bank Account of deceased depositor-SB-30 2) Claim application form for settlement of Savings Certificates of the deceased holder where nomination is registered-NC-14. 3) Claim application form for settlement of Savings Certificates of the deceased holder where claim is preferred on legal evidence of heirship.NC-15. 4) Claim application form for settlement of Savings Certificates of the deceased holder where no nomination is registered or no legal evidence is produced.NC-16.

2

Whether payment of claim can be made by automatic transfer to POSB account of the claimant? It is suggested to make provision.

All payments have to be made by crossed cheque only.

3

For Savings Certificate the limit prescribed for Time Scale SPM is

It was a typographical error. It may be read as Rs.1000/-.

 


mentioned as Rs.500/- which was earlier Rs.1000/-. Whether this is a typographical error or this limit has been reduced?


4

For savings account having nomination or legal evidence, limit for only T/S SPM has been mentioned. It is presumed that LSG/HSG SPMs also can sanction such claim up to the limit prescribed for them in case of no nomination.

In case nomination is registered or legal evidence is produced there is restriction of amount to be sanctioned by T/S SPM or Selection Grade SPM up to the limit they are empowered to sanction claim in case of no nomination. In Note 1 below Rule 87(2) after the words Time Scale SPM words “or Selection Grade SPM may be inserted which was missed during typing. This will clear the confusion.

5

Sanction limit of LSG SPM has been shown as Rs.5000/- whereas it was Rs.2000/- prior to 1.1.2011. Whether it is a typographical error or the power has been enhanced?

This was also a typographical error. This may be read as Rs.2000/-.

6

Clarification regarding Sanction of claim in favour of Succession Certificate holder where nomination is registered.

The Sanctioning authority has to give precedence to nominee over all other persons seeking claims. Only in those cases where the nominee has not claimed the amount and someone produces Succession Certificate or Probate of Will or Letter of Administration, the claim should be settled in favour of legal heir without waiting the nominee to prefer the claim.

7

In rural areas, Xerox machines are not available. As the claim application shall be treated as voucher, for keeping the claim application as office copy, whether claim application are to be obtained in duplicate.

This matter can be sorted out at local level and wherever necessary, the claim application can be taken in duplicate.

8

The mode of dispatch of sanction memo is not mentioned.

The need to dispatch the sanction will arise only if the claim is received by post. In such cases the sanction memo may be dispatched by service Insured Post.

9

In the claim application for Savings Account, provision of signatures of only Sr.PM/PM/SPM is provided whereas some cases require sanction of DPS/Regional PMG/CPMG.

Where none out of Sr.PM/PM/SPM are sanctioning authority, the sanctioning authority will issue formal sanction memo of the claim and return the whole case to concerned Sr PM/PM/SPM for payment. The concerned Sr.PM/PM/SPM will mention the particulars of sanction memo on the claim application and sign at the place marked for them to authorize the payment.

10

In the format of application form for savings account, the wording , “To the Sr. Postmaster/Postmaster/Sub Postmaster………(Name of PO) printed twice which may be a typographical error. It should be confirmed.

This was a typographical mistake.




The points raised and clarifications given may kindly be circulated to all post offices for guidance and necessary information.

This issues with the approval of DDG(FS).

Yours faithfully,

(Kawal Jit Singh) Assistant Director (SB)

Copy to:-

I. DDG(FS)/DDG(VIG)/JS&FA/DDG(PAF)/DDG(RB)

II. Director (FS)/Director (CBS), Dak Bhawan.

III. Director of Audit (P&T), Delhi.

IV.

All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts, Postal

V.

Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad.

VI. All Directors, Postal Training Centres.

VII. Director CEPT, PTC Mysore for uploading the SB Order in Department’s Web Site.

VIII. A.D (Tech), SDC Chennai O/o CPMG T.N.Circle, Chennai.

IX.

AD /Inspection/PF/Vigilance

X.

All Accounts Officers ICO(SB)

XI. All recognized unions.

SB ORDER NO. 03/2011

No.116-352009-SB

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001, Dated: 11.03.2011

To

All Heads of Circles/Regions

Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject:- Appointment of agents and other agency functions - fresh instructions issued by MOF(DEA) regarding.

Sir / Madam,

The undersigned is directed to say that Min. of Finance (DEA) vide letter no. F.1/29/2010-NS.II dated 31.12.2010 has issued some instructions regarding appointment of agents and other agency functions. This office is also receiving some representations from Agents Associations regarding noncooperation by the postal staff and insistence on bringing RD schedules in CD format. All these matters have been considered in this office and fresh guidelines as given below are being issued which shall be applicable from the date of receipt of this letter:

Whenever, it is noticed that in any post office, number of agents attached are more than the business potential which may cause heavy rush in that post office, appointing authority should immediately be informed to change the jurisdiction of some agents to alternative post offices.

All Divisional Heads will maintain a record of agents which are found involved in the fraudulent activities and inform the appointing authority immediately for cancellation of the agency. No business from such agents should thereafter be accepted. At the beginning of the year, a negative list containing details of such agents should be circulated to all post offices in the division and to the appointing authority. During the course of the year, any addition/deletion may be made and at the beginning of the next year, the list may be reviewed and issued afresh. If name of any agent whose agency is renewed is found in the negative list, no business from such agent should be accepted and matter should be reported to the appointing authority immediately.

SAS Agents were earlier authorized to handle cash up to Rs.50,000/- at a time. Now, this limit has been reduced to Rs.10,000/-at a time. If any depositor wants investment of more than Rs.10,000/-through SAS agent, he has to give cheque to the agent duly crossed and endorsed as per latest rules and procedures. However, the limit of issue of cash receipt books to SAS agents will remain Rs.50,000/- at a time.

No SAS/MPKBY/PPF agent shall be permitted to issue cheque from his own account on behalf of any depositor.

MOF(DEA) has prescribed a half yearly coordination meeting between District Magistrate and Divisional Head. All Divisional Heads may also take up the issues related to agents, such as, appointment, renewal and fraud cases at District level with appointing authority, whenever such issues arise.

The postal staff posted at the counters should co-operate with the agents bringing business. Postmaster should fix separate working hours for the acceptance of business from agents keeping in view the business potential of the office and wherever possible, may identify one full time separate counter for handling business of agents particularly in Head Post Offices.

This may kindly be brought to the notice of all post offices and administrative offices.

This issues with the approval of DDG(FS). Yours faithfully,

(Kawal Jit Singh) Assistant Director (SB)

Copy to:-

I. DDG(FS)/DDG(VIG)/JS&FA/DDG(PAF)/DDG(RB)

II. Director (FS)/Director (CBS), Dak Bhawan.

III. Director of Audit (P&T), Delhi.

IV.

All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts, Postal

V.

Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad.

VI. All Directors, Postal Training Centres.

VII. Director CEPT, PTC Mysore for uploading the SB Order in Department’s Web Site.

VIII. A.D (Tech), SDC Chennai O/o CPMG T.N.Circle, Chennai.

IX.

AD /Inspection/PF/Vigilance

X.

All Accounts Officers ICO(SB)

XI. All recognized unions.

XII. PS to Member (T)

XIII. Under Secretary (Budget), MOF(DEA) North Block, New Delhi.

SB ORDER NO. 04/2011

F.No.25-04/2009-FS(Vol-I) (pt.)

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001, Dated: 01.04.2011

To

All Heads of Circles/Regions

Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject:- Implementation of AML/CFT norms in Small Savings Schemes and Remittances in post offices- carrying out Inspection and its further review regarding.

Sir / Madam,

The undersigned is directed to say that this office is regularly issuing guidelines on AML/CFT norms i.e KYC/CDD of depositors/holders, record keeping and reporting with regard to Small Savings Schemes as well as Remittances in post offices. It is obligatory for the department to ensure implementation of these norms at various post offices.

Min. of Finance (DEA) which is the regulator of the Department for implementation of AML/CFT norms has prepared an Inspection Questionnaire and methodology of review of inspections as well as further reporting of the review alongwith remedial action taken and asked the Department to comply with the same.

Copy of Inspection Questionnaire and further methodology alongwith prescribed Monthly Statements received from MOF(DEA) are enclosed. It is requested that prescribed questions may be attempted by all Inspecting Authorities during the regular course of Annual Inspection of post offices to be carried out from 1.4.2011. Question related to EDBOs may be included in the normal Inspection Report and reviewed as per normal procedure. However, questions relating to SOs and HOs should be separately written as Annexure to the Inspection Report of the office which will be reviewed by Divisional/Regional/Circle office on the basis of Methodology given in the enclosed papers.

Divisional Heads will send prescribed Monthly Statement alongwith Annexure to the Inspection Reports of the post offices found Partially Compliant and Non Compliant to Head of Region/Circle alongwith their second fortnightly diary. Circle Offices will send the prescribed consolidated Monthly Statement to DDG(Principal Compliance Officer) in the Directorate by 7th working day of the next month for its onward submission to Min. of Finance (DEA).

Question relating to Regional/Circle office may also be included in the regular Inspection Report.

This may kindly bring to the notice of all post offices and administrative office for strict compliance.

This issues with the approval of member (Tech). Yours faithfully,

(Kawal Jit Singh) Assistant Director (SB) Encl:- as above

Copy to:-

I. DDG(FS)/DDG(VIG)/JS&FA/DDG(PAF)/DDG(RB)

II. Director (FS)/Director (CBS), Dak Bhawan.

III. Director of Audit (P&T), Delhi.

IV.

All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts, Postal

V.

Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad.

VI. All Directors, Postal Training Centres.

VII. Director CEPT, PTC Mysore for uploading the SB Order in Department’s Web Site.

VIII. A.D (Tech), SDC Chennai O/o CPMG T.N.Circle, Chennai.

IX.

AD /Inspection/PF/Vigilance

X.

All Accounts Officers ICO(SB)

XI. All recognized unions.

XII. PS to Member (T)

XIII. Under Secretary (Budget), MOF(DEA) North Block, New Delhi w.r.t ID No. 4/1/2010-NS-II (Vol-II) dated 10.3.2011.

INSPECTION QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AML / CFT NORMS IN POSB / SC

EDBO

At the time of annual inspection of EDBO, while examining SB-26, it should also be seen that Photograph of all the account holders who have opened accounts after issue of instructions on AML/KYC norms are pasted in the SS Book.

In case of any customer who has already given photograph, to see whether BPM has mentioned this fact against the new account in SS Book.

Whether GDS BPM has knowledge about AML/CFT norms circulated by this office?

Explain the concept of AML/CFT to the BPM in regional language particularly about suspected transaction.

Verify the CTR/STR if any sent by GDS BPM to its Account Office since last inspection.

While verifying the Passbooks, it should be examined as to whether GDS BPM has attested the photograph pasted on Passbooks issued after issue to instructions on AML/CFT.

Sub Post Office

Whether SPM and his operative staff have knowledge about AML / CFT norms circulated by this office vide SB Order No.18/2010 and any subsequent order?

Check guard files of SB-3 forms after issue of AML / CFT norms by this office to see whether Photograph, ID Proof and Address proof are taken in all accounts opened after receipt of instructions from Directorate?

See randomly, as to whether, copies of ID and Address Proof taken bear attestation by depositor himself or Gazetted Officer.

Whether Address Proof is being verified in case of investments of Rs.10 Lakh and above by cash before opening of account/purchase of certificates?

In case of centralized schemes, SS Books of all such schemes are to be checked to see as to whether recent photograph has been pasted?

Also see as to whether instructions issued regarding mentioning of old account number or registration number through which KYCD were already given are being followed in case of customers investing money frequently in post offices.

Whether name and address of the customer(s) in the SB-3 or Purchase Application is matched with the KYC documents already submitted?

Whether the copies of ID and Address Proof taken are in conformity of the Directorate SB Order No.18/2010 or any subsequent order?

Whether photograph of depositor(s) are being pasted in the SS Book for centralized schemes accounts and on purchase application forms in respect of NSC / KVP.

Whether SPM is writing on SS Book under his dated signatures in red ink as “KYCD Taken”?

Collect some passbooks from the counter during inspection and see whether photograph of depositor(s) has been pasted on the same and has been attested by SPM?

Check at least 5 accounts opened and 5 purchase applications in each month since last inspection to see the level of implementation of AML / CFT norms circulated vide SB Order 18/2010 or any subsequent order and record results.

Educate the SPM and staff about the AML /CFT obligations and provisions of penalty in case of deficiency.

Examine STR / CTR sent to Divisional Office by the SPM since last inspection. See, whether all relevant and prescribed information has been mentioned in the reports?

See the preservation of record relating to transactions since last inspection and record your observations on record management as required vide SB Order No.18/2010 or any subsequent order.

Head Post Office

Counter

Whether APM and his operative staff have knowledge about AML/CFT norms circulated by this office vide SB Order No.18/2010 or any subsequent order?

Check guard files of SB-3 forms after issue of AML/CFT norms by this office to see whether Photograph, ID Proof and Address Proof are taken in all accounts opened after receipt of instructions from Directorate?

See randomly, as to whether, copies of ID and Address Proof taken bear attestation by depositor himself or Gazetted Officer.

Whether Address Proof is being verified in case of investments of Rs.10 Lakh and above before opening of account/purchase of certificates?

Also see as to whether instructions issued regarding mentioning of old account number4 or registration number through which KYCD were already given are being followed in case of customers investing money frequently in post offices.

Whether name and address of the customer(s) in the SB-3 or Purchase Application is matched with the KYC documents already submitted?

Whether the copies of ID and Address Proof taken are in conformity of the Directorate SB Order No.18/2010 or any subsequent order?

Whether photograph of depositor(s) are being pasted on the SB-3 for and on purchase application forms in respect of NSC/KVP and duly attested by APM.

Collect some passbooks from the counter during inspection and see whether photograph of depositor(s) has been pasted on the same and has been attested by APM?

Check at least 5 accounts opened and 5 purchase applications in each month since last inspection to see the level of implementation of AML/CFT norms circulated vide SB Order 18/2010 and record results.

Educate the APM and staff about the AML/CFT obligations and provisions of penalty in case of deficiency.

Examine STR/CTR sent to Divisional Office by the APM since last inspection. See, whether all relevant and prescribed information has been mentioned in the reports?

See the preservation of record relating to transactions since inspection and record your observations on record management as required vide SB Order No.18/2010 or any subsequent order issued.

SBSO

Check SB-3 of at least 5 accounts opened by each SO in each scheme during each month since last inspection to see whether photograph, ID proof and address proof of depositor(s) are attached and record results.

Also see whether name of depositor(s) tally with the ID proof and record results.

SBCO

16. See the preservation of record relating to transactions and vouchers since last inspecftion and record your observations on record management as required vide SB Order No.18/2010 or any subsequent order issued.

Divisional Office

To examine whether orders issued by the Directorate and received through Regional/ Circle office are circulated to all post offices timely and record results.

To examine the files relating inspection reports of the inspecting authority responsible for inspection of AML / CFT compliance and check whether during the inspection, all required points of the questionnaire have been covered.

To examine the files relating to review of inspections relating to AML / CFT compliance and see whether follow up action was taken by the Divisional Head on the findings of the inspecting authority.

To examine whether CTR and STR received from Post Offices are compiled and sent to Regional / Circle Office in due time and record results.

Regional / Circle Office

To examine whether orders issued by the Directorate are circulated to all Divisions / Regions timely and record results.

To examine the files relating to inspection reports of the inspecting authority responsible for inspection of AML / CFT compliance in Divisional Offices and check whether during the inspection, all required points of the questionnaire have been covered.

To examine the files relating to review of inspections relating to AML / CFT compliance in Divisional Offices and see whether follow up action was taken by the Regional / Circle Head on the findings of the inspecting authority.

To examine whether CTR and STR received from Divisions / Regions are compiled and sent to Directorate in due time and record results.

Categorization of Fully/Partial/Non compliant Post offices with regards to AML/CFT

Fully Compliant (POSB)

(1)

Post offices where all SB3 and Purchase Applications received after last inspection are found duly placed in guard files alongwith prescribed KYC/CDD documents.

(2)

Post offices where a prescribed record relating to daily transaction is kept duly arranged and preserved for 10 years.

(3)

Post offices where Cash Transaction Report/Suspected Transaction Report is being sent to Divisional office as per prescribed time schedule.

(4)

Post offices where the Sr. PM/Postmaster/SPM and staff working on POSB/SC branches in fully aware off the latest AML/KYC guidelines issued by the Department.

Partially Compliant (POSB)

Post Offices where the above criteria is not followed fully.

NonCompliant (POSB)

The Post Offices which have not yet started implementation of AML/KYC norms and not aware off the latest guidelines.

Fully Compliant (Remittances)

(1)

Post offices where ID proof is taken for all iMO booking of above Rs 5000/and all iMO payments.

(2)

Post offices where ID proof is taken for all IMTS payments.

(3)

Post offices where Cash Transaction Report/Suspected Transaction Report is being sent to Divisional Office as per prescribed time schedule.

(4)

Post offices where the Sr. PM/Postmaster/SPM and staff working on Remittance branches is fully aware off the latest AML/KYC guidelines issued by the Department.

(5)

Post offices where record relating to remittances along with ID Proof is kept duly arranged and preserved for 10 years.

Partially Compliant (Remittances)

Post Offices where the above criteria is not followed fully.

NonComplaint (POSB)

The Post Offices which have not yet started implementation of AML/KYC norms and are not aware off the latest guidelines.

Monthly Statement to be sent by Circle Offices to Directorate.

(a)

Total No. of Departmental Post Offices in the Circle =

(b)

No. of Departmental Offices inspected during the month =

(c)

No. of Offices out of (b) which were found fully complaint of KYC/CDD norms =

(d)

No. of Offices out of (b) which were found partially complaint =

(e)

No. of Offices out of (b) which were found not complaint =

POSB


Remedial action taken for the offices mentioned at (d) above


Remedial action taken for the offices mentioned at (e) above


Signatures of Head of Circle

Monthly Statement to be sent by Divisional Head to Circle Office.

(a)

Total No. of Departmental Post Offices in the Division =

(b)

No. of Departmental Offices inspected during the month =

(c)

No. of Offices out of (b) which were found fully complaint of KYC/CDD norms =

(d)

No. of Offices out of (b) which were found partially complaint =

(e)

No. of Offices out of (b) which were found not complaint =

POSB


Remedial action taken for the offices mentioned at (d) above


Remedial action taken for the offices mentioned at (e) above


Signatures of Divisonal Head

SB ORDER NO. 05/2011

F.No.116-35/2009-SB

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi-110001, Dated: 21.04.2011 To

All Heads of Circles/Regions

Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject:- Appointment of agents and other agency functions-issue of clarifications regarding

Sir / Madam,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this office letter of even number dated 11.3.2011 (SB Order No.3/2011) vide which some instructions on the subject were circulated. This office is receiving references from agents as well as circles on issue of clarifications on few issues which are being clarified below:- Sl.No.

Issue raised

Clarification

1

Whether the limit of acceptance of Rs.10,000/ as cash from SAS agents is also applicable to PPF and MPKBY agents?

There are three types of agents i.e SAS,MPKBY and PPF. The instructions circulated are applicable to SAS agents only. Therefore, it is not applicable to MPKBY or PPF agents.

2

Whether the above limit is also applicable in case of re-investment through SAS agents?

In case of re-investment, no cash handling is involved. In case of reinvestment through agents, this limit is not applicable.

3

Whether depositor can give cheque from his/her post office savings account for investment?

Yes. POSB cheque is also acceptable for investment through agents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This may kindly bring to the notice of all post offices for information and guidance.

This issues with the approval of DDG(FS). Yours faithfully,

(Kawal Jit Singh) Assistant Director (SB)

Copy to:-

I. DDG(FS)/DDG(VIG)/JS&FA/DDG(PAF)/DDG(RB)

II. Director (FS)/Director (CBS), Dak Bhawan.

III. Director of Audit (P&T), Delhi.

IV.

All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts, Postal

V.

Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad.

VI. All Directors, Postal Training Centres.

VII. Director CEPT, PTC Mysore for uploading the SB Order in Department’s Web Site.

VIII. A.D (Tech), SDC Chennai O/o CPMG T.N.Circle, Chennai.

IX.

AD /Inspection/PF/Vigilance

X.

All Accounts Officers ICO(SB)

XI. All recognized unions.

XII. PS to Member (T)

SB ORDER NO. 6/2011

F.No.116-04/2008-SB

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001, Dated: 27.04.2011

To

All Heads of Circles/Regions

Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject:- Treating the MSY accounts at par with savings accounts and charging of service charge of Rs.20/- per year.

Sir / Madam,

The undersigned is directed to say that MSY was introduced in 1993 and was discontinued from 10.8.2001. While issuing notification for discontinuation of the scheme, Department of Women and Child Welfare mentioned in the notification that no incentive or interest on MSY accounts will be admissible from 1.8.2001 and existing MSY account holders will have the option to convert their MSY accounts into savings account with post offices. It was observed that this option was not exercised by many MSY account holders as a result of which lakhs of accounts are still stands in the books of post offices.

Some circles suggested that balance in most of such accounts is less than Rs.50/- and these accounts may be treated at par with silent accounts and can be closed by charging service charge of Rs.20/- per year.

P&T Audit has started writing draft audit paras on this issue mentioning that the Department for illegally retaining these accounts which were to be converted into savings account as per notification dated 1.7.2001. This contention of the audit is incorrect as there was no such instruction in the notification and the onus was on the account holder to convert these accounts into savings account by fulfilling minimum balance condition.

The whole issue has been reconsidered by this office and keeping in view the large number of accounts lying in the post office records in manual format and the coming project on introduction of CBS, the competent authority has now decided to close all these accounts by way of charging service charge of Rs.20/- per year or if the balance in account is below Rs.20/-, the whole balance in the account.

It is therefore requested that following procedure has been defined to implement the above decision:- Each post office will prepare list of all MSY accounts standing in its office (including standing at EDBOs in account) by noting account number and balance amount. Postmaster of the post office will prepare one account closure form of the total amount shown in the list and

attach one copy of the list with the Closure form as supporting voucher. The total amount will be shown withdrawan from MSY head and credited under UCR (service charge on MSY accounts). Office copy of the list will be retained by the postmaster for 6 years. All other records relating to these accounts shall be transferred to HPO. In HPO, the amount of withdrawal will be deducted from the amount lying in the MSY head and amount credited in UCR will be classified under the relevant head of Service charge on silent accounts (1201200-(01)-03. The record received in the HPO will be preserved for 2 years in the SBCO.

All HPOs will intimate the total number of accounts closed and amount charged under UCR to their Divisional Offices/DAP who will intimate the same to the Circle Office. Circle Office will reconcile the figure with DAP after consolidating the reports received from various divisions/region and send a report to this office for the circle as a whole. It may be ensured before sending the report to this office that the amount being intimated, has been charged in the proper head by DAP.

This may kindly bring to the notice of all post offices and administrative office for strict compliance.

This issues with the approval of Secretary Posts. Yours faithfully,

(Kawal Jit Singh) Assistant Director (SB)

Copy to:-

I. DDG(FS)/DDG(VIG)/JS&FA/DDG(PAF)/DDG(RB)

II. Director (FS)/Director (CBS), Dak Bhawan.

III. Director of Audit (P&T), Delhi.

IV.

All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts, Postal

V.

Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad.

VI. All Directors, Postal Training Centres.

VII. Director CEPT, PTC Mysore for uploading the SB Order in Department’s Web Site.

VIII. A.D (Tech), SDC Chennai O/o CPMG T.N.Circle, Chennai.

IX.

AD /Inspection/PF/Vigilance

X.

All Accounts Officers ICO(SB)

XI. All recognized unions.

XII. PS to Member (T)

SB ORDER NO. 7/2011

F.No.32-01/2011-SB

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi-110001, Dated: 25.05.2011 To

All Heads of Circles/Regions

Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject:- Extension of PPF Scheme up to Post Offices with sanctioned strength of 2+1 (‘A’ class post office) w.e.f 1.7.2011.

Sir / Madam,

The undersigned is directed to say that PPF Scheme was introduced by the Government through PPF Act 1968 and was initially made operational through designated bank branches. The Scheme was introduced up to Head Post Level w.e.f 1.1.1979 and further extended up to LSG Post Offices w.e.f 1.7.1988. A review has been undertaken in this office to expand its operations to other Post Offices and it has been decided to expand the operation of this scheme up to ‘A’ class post offices i.e where one SPM and 2 PAs are sanctioned.

The scheme will be made operational in such post offices w.e.f 1.7.2011. It is pertinent to mention that the scheme is a centralized one under which second set of data is to be maintained in SBSO at HPOs like savings account and all functions like Opening of account, registration of nomination, Interest Calculation, Sanction of Loan, Sanction of Withdrawal, Closure Sanction etc. are to be done at HPO level.

It is requested to circulate this letter to all Head Post Offices and ‘A’ Class post offices alongwith sufficient copies of all related forms/ledgers so that no one can find it difficult to make the scheme operational. It may also be ensured that working strength of such post offices may not become single handed at any point of time. Copy of PPF Rules framed by Min. of Finance under PPF Act 1968 and PPF operative rules given in POSB Manual Vol-I are enclosed for circulation to such post offices.

This issues with the approval of Secretary Posts. Yours faithfully,

(Kawal Jit Singh) Assistant Director (SB) Enclosures:- As above.

Copy to:-

I. DDG(FS)/DDG(VIG)/JS&FA/DDG(PAF)/DDG(RB)

II. Director (FS)/Director (CBS), Dak Bhawan.

III. Director of Audit (P&T), Delhi.

IV.

All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts, Postal

V.

Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad.

VI. All Directors, Postal Training Centres.

VII. Director CEPT, PTC Mysore for uploading the SB Order in Department’s Web Site.

VIII. A.D (Tech), SDC Chennai O/o CPMG T.N.Circle, Chennai.

IX.

AD /Inspection/PF/Vigilance

X.

All Accounts Officers ICO(SB)

XI. All recognized unions.

XII. PS to Member (T)

SB ORDER NO. 8/2011

F.No.113-01/2011-SB

Government of India Ministry of Communications & IT Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,



New Delhi-110001, Dated:

25.05.2011

To





All Heads of Circles/Regions



Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject:-Payment of deposits/certificates belong to minors- a clarification regarding.

Sir / Madam,

The undersigned is directed to say that this office is in receipt of complaints regarding insistence of issuing cheques of maturity/premature value of deposits/certificates in the name of minors instead of guardians by some post offices when at the time of payment, the minor not attained majority causing hardship to the depositors/certificate holders.

2. This issue has been examined in detail in this office and based on the provisions made in Section 10 of the Government Savings Bank Act 1873 and Section 5 of the Government Savings Certificate Act 1959, following clarification is being issued:

In case of accounts:- Payment of deposits to minor or guardian:-

(a)

In case of Minor Account opened by guardian on behalf of minor where at the time of payment minor not attained majority, all payments should be made to the guardian after taking prescribed certificate. In case, minor attained majority before date of payment, prescribed procedure for conversion of account from the name of guardian to the name of minor who attained majority should be followed and payment should not be made to the guardian.

(ii)

In case of individual accounts opened by minors of the age of 10 years or above in Savings/RD/TD or MIS schemes, all payments should be made to the minor himself who made the deposits irrespective of minor attained majority or not.

In case of certificates:Payment of certificates to minor or guardian:-

(i)

In case of certificates purchased by guardian on behalf of minor, where at the time of payment, minor not attained majority, all payments should be made to the guardian after taking prescribed certificate. In case, minor attained majority before date of payment, prescribed procedure for conversion of certificate from the name of guardian to the name of minor who attained majority should be followed and payment should not be made to the guardian.

(ii)

In case of certificates applied by minor and issued in the name of minor, all payments should be made to the minor himself who applied for issue of certificates irrespective of minor attained majority or not.

It is requested to bring this clarification to the notice all post offices for strict compliance.

This issues with the approval of DDG(FS). Yours faithfully,

(Kawal Jit Singh) Assistant Director (SB)

Copy to:

I. DDG(FS)/DDG(VIG)/JS&FA/DDG(PAF)/DDG(RB)

II. Director (FS)/Director (CBS), Dak Bhawan.

III. Director of Audit (P&T), Delhi.

IV.

All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts, Postal

V.

Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad.

VI. All Directors, Postal Training Centres.

VII. Director CEPT, PTC Mysore for uploading the SB Order in Department’s Web Site.

VIII. A.D (Tech), SDC Chennai O/o CPMG T.N.Circle, Chennai.

IX.

AD /Inspection/PF/Vigilance

X.

All Accounts Officers ICO(SB)

XI. All recognized unions. PS to Member (T)

SB ORDER NO. 9/2011

No.109-04/2007-SB Government of India Ministry of Communications & IT Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110116. Dated: 03.06.2011

MOST IMPORTANT

To

All Heads of Circles/Regions Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject:- Treating letter issued by UIDAI for issue of Aadhar Number as valid ID and Address Proof as KYC/CDD document under Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Combating of Financing of Terrorism (CFT) norms for small savings schemes.

Sir / Madam,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this office letter of even number dated 24.8.2010 (SB Order No.18/2010) and dated 22.10.2010 (SB Order 22/2010) vide which guidelines on the subject for new accounts to be opened or certificates to be issued were circulated. Now, it has been decided that letter issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) mentioning Aadhar Number, Name, Address and Photograph of the person shall also be treated as one of the valid Identification and Address Proof for KYC/CDD in all Small Savings Schemes.

It is requested to circulate the procedure to all post offices including EDBOs and ensure effective implementation of the same.

This issues with the approval of Member (Tech).

Yours faithfully,

(Kawal Jit Singh) Assistant Director (SB)

Encl. Annexure

Copy to:-

DDG(FS)/DDG(VIG)/JS&FA/DDG(PAF/DDG(RB))

Director (Tech) O/o Pr. CPMG T..N Circle.

Director (FS)/Director (CBS), Dak Bhawan.

Director of Audit (P&T), Delhi.

All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts, Postal

Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad.

All Directors, Postal Training Centres.

Director PTC Mysore for uploading the SB order on India Post Web Site.

A.D (Tech), SDC Chennai O/o CPMG T.N.Circle, Chennai.

AD /Inspection/PF/Vigilance

All Accounts Officers ICO(SB)

All recognized unions.

MOF(DEA), NS-II, North Block, New Delhi

PS to Member (T)

PPS to Secretary Posts.

SB ORDER NO. 10/2011

No.113-07/2010-SB

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi-110116.

Dated: 21.06.2011

MOST IMPORTANT

To

All Heads of Circles/Regions Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject:- Enhancement of Savings Bank Allowance to Postal Assistants working in Savings Bank Branches.

Sir / Madam,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this office letter of No. 2-2/93-SB dated 08.10.2004 (SB Order No.17/2004) vide which it was conveyed that Min. of Finance (DEA) has conveyed its approval for increase in the Savings Bank Allowance from Rs. 60/- to Rs.150/- and from Rs.30/- to Rs.75/- per month w.e.f 08.10.2004.

After implementation of the recommendations of 6th Pay Commission, increase in the SB Allowance was taken up with the Min. of Finance (DEA), which has now vide its O.M No. 17/1/2001-NS-II dated 10.6.2011 has conveyed its approval for enhancement of SB Allowance as per following rate w.e.f 1.9.2008:-

All other conditions for grant of SB Allowance will remain unchanged. This may be circulated to all post offices for information and compliance.

Criteria


Present Rate

New Rate w.e.f 1.9.2008

Staff Fully engaged SB/SC work

in

Rs.150/

Rs.300/

Staff Partially engaged


Rs.75/

Rs.150/

3. This issues with the approval of DDG(FS). Yours faithfully,

(S.Manik Lakra) Assistant Director General (FS)

Copy to:-

DDG(FS)/DDG(VIG)/JS&FA/DDG(PAF/DDG(RB)/DDG (Estt.)

Director (Tech) O/o Pr. CPMG T..N Circle.

Director (FS)/Director (CBS), Dak Bhawan.

Director of Audit (P&T), Delhi.

All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts, Postal

Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad.

All Directors, Postal Training Centres.

Director PTC Mysore for uploading the SB order on India Post Web Site.

A.D (Tech), SDC Chennai O/o CPMG T.N.Circle, Chennai.

AD /Inspection/PF/Vigilance

All Accounts Officers ICO(SB)

All recognized unions.

MOF(DEA), NS-II, North Block, New Delhi

PS to Member (T)

PPS to Secretary Posts.

SB ORDER NO. 11/2011

No.116-35/2009-SB Government of India Ministry of Communications & IT Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110116. Dated: 30.06.2011

To

All Heads of Circles/Regions Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject:- Opening of more than one account in the same scheme in the name of same depositor or acceptance of more than one purchase application of the same scheme in the name of same depositor in one post office on a single day-a clarification regarding.

Sir / Madam,

The undersigned is directed to say that this office is receiving representations from agents that some post offices are accepting more than one SB-3/Purchase application in the same name on the same day but some are refusing to open more than one account in the same scheme in the name of same investor on a given date. To have a uniform approach on the issue, the matter has been considered in this office and it has been decided to issue following clarification:-

In the same post office, on a single day, only one account in the name of same depositor in each scheme or one purchase application in the name of same investor in each scheme can be accepted.

This may please be circulated to all post offices for information and compliance.

This issues with the approval of DDG(FS). Yours faithfully,

(Kawal Jit Singh) Assistant Director (SB)

Copy to:-

DDG(FS)/DDG(VIG)/JS&FA/DDG(PAF/DDG(RB)/DDG (Estt.)

Director (Tech) O/o Pr. CPMG T..N Circle.

Director (FS)/Director (CBS), Dak Bhawan.

Director of Audit (P&T), Delhi.

All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts, Postal

Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad.

All Directors, Postal Training Centres.

Director PTC Mysore for uploading the SB order on India Post Web Site.

A.D (Tech), SDC Chennai O/o CPMG T.N.Circle, Chennai.

AD /Inspection/PF/Vigilance

All Accounts Officers ICO(SB)

All recognized unions.

MOF(DEA), NS-II, North Block, New Delhi

PS to Member (T)

PPS to Secretary Posts.

SB ORDER NO. 12/2011

No.113-07/2008-SB Government of India Ministry of Communications & IT Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001, Dated: 11.07.2011

To All Heads of Circles/Regions Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject:- Acceptance of original document as a proof of death in case of settlement of deceased claim case as per new procedure prescribed vide SB Order 25/2010-a clarification regarding.

Sir / Madam,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this office SB Order No.25/2010 dated 24.12.2010 vide which new procedure for payment of amount of Savings Bank/Certificates in the name of deceased depositors/holders was circulated. In the new procedure, it was made mandatory that only original copy of the proof of death is to be accepted as a valid proof of death. Some circles have intimated that in rural areas, claimants are finding it difficult to get multiple copies of death proof in original and photo copies of the death proof may be allowed to be accepted.

This issue has been considered by this office and keeping in view the difficulties faced by the rural population, it has been decided that claimants shall produce original proof of death alongwith photocopies before in-charge of the post office where the claim is to be handed over and in-charge of that post office irrespective of the status of the post office will record a remark on the photocopy of the proof of death as “ Compared with original and found correct” under his/her dated signatures. Then original proof of death may be returned to the claimant.

This may kindly be circulated to all post offices for guidance and necessary information.

This issues with the approval of DDG(FS).

Yours faithfully,

(Kawal Jit Singh) Assistant Director (SB)

Copy to:-

DDG(FS)/DDG(VIG)/JS&FA/DDG(PAF/DDG(RB)/DDG (Estt.)

Director (Tech) O/o Pr. CPMG T..N Circle.

Director (FS)/Director (CBS), Dak Bhawan.

Director of Audit (P&T), Delhi.

All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts, Postal

Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad.

All Directors, Postal Training Centres.

Director PTC Mysore for uploading the SB order on India Post Web Site.

A.D (Tech), SDC Chennai O/o CPMG T.N.Circle, Chennai.

AD /Inspection/PF/Vigilance

All Accounts Officers ICO(SB)

All recognized unions.

MOF(DEA), NS-II, North Block, New Delhi

PS to Member (T)

PPS to Secretary Posts.

SB ORDER NO. 13/2011

No.32-01/2010-SB Government of India Ministry of Communications & IT Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001, Dated: 01.08.2011

To All Heads of Circles/Regions Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject:- Admissibility of interest in PPF(HUF) accounts matured between 13.5.2001 to 7.12.2010 -a clarification regarding.

Sir / Madam,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this office SB Order No.23/2010 dated 13.12.2010 vide which , MOF(DEA) GSR 956 (E) dated 7.12.2010 ( F.No. 7/4/2010-NS-II dated 7.12.2010) was circulated. Now, MOF(DEA) vide its letter No. 7/4/2008-NS-II dated 01.06.2011 has further clarified the following:

Interest at PPF rate would be paid on those PPF(HUF) accounts which had attained maturity after 13.5.2005 but closed by the subscribers before 7.12.2010 subject to the conditions that the accounts had not been extended after maturity and the deposits were retained in such accounts without further subscription during this period.

This may kindly be circulated to all post offices for guidance and necessary information. If any such account was closed either without interest or with interest @ Post Office Savings Account, that may be settled according to this clarification.

This issues with the approval of DDG(FS).

Yours faithfully,

(Kawal Jit Singh) Assistant Director (SB)

Copy to:-

DDG(FS)/DDG(VIG)/JS&FA/DDG(PAF/DDG(RB)/DDG (Estt.)

Director (Tech) O/o Pr. CPMG T..N Circle.

Director (FS)/Director (CBS), Dak Bhawan.

Director of Audit (P&T), Delhi.

All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts, Postal

Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad.

All Directors, Postal Training Centres.

Director PTC Mysore for uploading the SB order on India Post Web Site.

A.D (Tech), SDC Chennai O/o CPMG T.N.Circle, Chennai.

AD /Inspection/PF/Vigilance

All Accounts Officers ICO(SB)

All recognized unions.

MOF(DEA), NS-II, North Block, New Delhi

PS to Member (T)

PPS to Secretary Posts.

SB ORDER NO. 14/2011

No.116-35/2009-SB

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi-110116.

Dated: 05.08.2011

To

All Heads of Circles/Regions

Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject:- Restriction on opening of more than one account in the same

scheme in the name of same depositor or acceptance of more

than one purchase application of the same scheme in the name of

same depositor in one post office on a single day- a further

clarification regarding.

Sir / Madam,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this office letter of even number dated

30.6.2011 (SB Order No. 11/2011) on the subject and to say that this order was issued on

receipt of complaints in this office as well as Min. of Finance (DEA) regarding deliberate

splitting of amount to increase number of accounts. On receipt of various representations,

the matter has been re-viewed and it has been decided to withdraw the restriction.

However, it is requested that deliberate splitting of cash at the time of opening of

account/purchase of certificates may be avoided.

2. This issues with the approval of DDG(FS).

Yours faithfully,

(Kawal Jit Singh)

Assistant Director (SB)

Copy to:-

1. DDG(FS)/DDG(VIG)/JS&FA/DDG(PAF/DDG(RB)/DDG (Estt.)

2. Director (Tech) O/o Pr. CPMG T..N Circle.

3. Director (FS)/Director (CBS), Dak Bhawan.

4. Director of Audit (P&T), Delhi.

5. All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts, Postal

6. Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad.

7. All Directors, Postal Training Centres.

8. Director PTC Mysore for uploading the SB order on India Post Web Site.

9. A.D (Tech), SDC Chennai O/o CPMG T.N.Circle, Chennai.

10. AD /Inspection/PF/Vigilance

11. All Accounts Officers ICO(SB)

12. All recognized unions.

13. MOF(DEA), NS-II, North Block, New Delhi

14. PS to Member (T)

15. PPS to Secretary Posts.
 

SB ORDER NO. 15/2011

No.79-01/2011-SB

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi-110116.

Dated: 18.08.2011

To

All Heads of Circles/Regions

Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

 

Subject:- Settlement of deceased claim case in respect of Sr. Citizen’s Savings Scheme account- a clarification regarding.

 

Sir / Madam,

The undersigned is directed to say that a RTI query regarding settlement of deceased claim when deposit is payable to two or more nominees and either of them is dead was referred to Min. of Finance (DEA) for clarification as there is no such provision in SCSS Rules 2004.

 

 

2.             The Ministry of Finance (DEA) vide its O.M. No. 15/1/2009/NS-II dated 02.08.2011 has clarified that in such a case, the deposit shall be paid to the surviving nominee.

3.             It is requested that this may be circulated to all post offices for information and necessary guidance to deal with such claim cases.

4.             This issues with the approval of DDG(FS).

Yours faithfully,

(Kawal Jit Singh)

Assistant Director (SB)

 

SB ORDER NO. 16/2011

No.113-07/2010-SB

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi-110001, Dated: 23.08.2011

To

All Heads of Circles/Regions

Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.


Subject:- Grant of Savings Bank Allowance to Postal Assistants working in Savings Bank / certificate branches- holding of SB Aptitude Test regarding.

 

Sir / Madam,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this office SB Order No.26/89 issued vide letter No. 2- 3/86-SB dated 27.4.1989, SB Order No.43/89 dated 12.9.1989, SB Order No. 26/90 dated 4.05.1990, SB Order No. 17/2004 dated 8.10.2001, SB Order No. 5/2005 issued vide letter no. 113-1/2003- SB(APT) dated 28.3.2005, D.O. letter of even number dated 26.2.2010 from DDG(FS) to all Heads of circles and SB Order No. 10/2011 dated 21.6.2011 on the subject.

 

2.             Based on the inputs received from the circles, it was observed that out of the staff working in the POSB/SC related branches in the post offices, the percentage of staff passed SB Aptitude test is very low and in some circles the test has either been not held from many years or not regularly held. In view of this, the pattern and syllabus of the aptitude test has been reviewed in this office and it has been decided to revise the whole pattern as well as syllabus of this test which is very important from the operational point of view of the POSB/SC. Min. of Finance is also time and again pointing out the high percentage of irregularities being committed by the postal staff which is resulting in financial loss to the Government as well as in some cases to the customers and increase in court cases/public grievances.

3.             Revised Syllabus, pattern, eligibility criteria, procedure for setting up of paper/venue and further reporting to this division are attached as enclosure. Test will be held twice in a calendar year i.e in the month of February and August and candidates who have completed one year service on 30th June or 31st December of the year in which the test is conducted shall be eligible to appear.

4.             It is requested that necessary action may be taken immediately to circulate the new syllabus as well as eligibility criteria so that next SB Aptitude may be held in February 2012.

5.             This issues with the approval of DDG(FS).

Yours faithfully,

(Kawal Jit Singh)

Assistant Director (SB)

Enclosure:- New Syllabus/Pattern/Eligibility Criteria etc.

Syllabus for Savings Bank Aptitude Test

Paper - I

Marks-100

Time-2 Hours

Total No. of Questions-50

Qualifying Marks:- 50%

Note:- The examination will be held with the aid of books approved by the department. All the questions will be objective type with four options. The candidate has to choose the correct option as per his knowledge and quote the rule from the books approved for the examination to support his/her decision.

Syllabus:-

Acts

(1) Government Savings Bank Act 1873 (amended from time to time)

(2) Government Savings Certificates Act 1959 (amended from time to time)

(3) Public Provident Fund Act 1968 (amended from time to time)

Statutory Rules

(1) Post Office Savings Bank General Rules 1981 (amended from time to time).

(2) Post Office Savings Account Rules 1981 (amended from time to time).

(3) Post Office Recurring Deposit Rules 1981 (amended from time to time).

(4) Post Office Time Deposit Rules 1981 (amended from time to time).

(5) Post Office Monthly Income Account Rules 1987(amended from time to time).

(6) Public Provident Fund Scheme Rules 1968 (amended from time to time)

(7) National Savings Certificate (VIII Issue) Rules, 1989 (amended from time to time).

(8) Kisan Vikas Patras Rules, 1986 (amended from time to time).

Procedure

(1) All procedural rules of POSB Manual Vol-I and II.

(2) All SB Orders issued from 1.1.2007 onwards.

Approved Books

(1). POSB Manual Vol-I or Compilation of POSB Manual Vol-I

(2) POSB Manual Vol-II or Compilation of POSB Manual Vol-II

(3) POSB Manual Vol-III or Compilation of POSB Manual Vol-III or Handbook on Government Small Savings Schemes

Eligibility Criteria:- All Postal Assistants who have completed one year’s service on 30th June or 31st December of the year in which test is conducted shall be eligible to appear. Test will be conducted twice in a calendar year i.e in the month of February and August. Candidates who have completed one year’s service as on 31st December shall be eligible for appearing in the test to be held in February and those who have completed one year’s service as on 30th June shall be eligible for appearing in the test to be held in August. There will be no restriction on number of times a candidate can appear.

Setting up of paper and venue:- Test will be conducted by the circle. Date, time and venue will be decided at circle level and circulated at least 30 days before the scheduled date. Setting up of paper will be done at the level of Postal Training Centre. Chief Postmaster General of the circle shall decide the name of Postal Training Centre from which the Paper will be got set. A blank line is required to be provided after 4 options in each question to mention the Rule in support of the answer. Evaluation of the papers shall also be got done from the same PTC. Result will be declared by the circle. Successful candidates shall be posted in the branches pertaining to POSB/SC in post offices/divisional offices/regional offices and circle office. If surplus candidates qualified, a list of such candidates may be prepared in the preference of marks obtained in the test and they shall be posted in the SB/SC branches as and when required.

Reporting:- All circles will send half yearly report to the FS Division of Directorate in the enclosed format.

Format of Half Yearly Report (to be sent in the month of April and October)

Name of Circle

No. of Fully

engaged

posts

eligible for

SB

Allowance

@Rs.300/-

 

No. of

Partially

engaged

posts

eligible for

SB

Allowance

@Rs.150/-

 

No. of SB

Allowance

eligible

candidates

working in

the circle

 

No. of SB

Allowance

ineligible

candidates

working in

the circle

Date

when

last

Aptitude

Test was

held.

 

No. of

candidates

appeared

 

No. of

candidates

qualified

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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