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Post Office Saving Schemes, Certificates – Deceased Claim Cases: Authorities to sanction claim, limit and time line

Post Office Saving Schemes, Certificates – Deceased Claim Cases: Authorities to sanction claim, limit and time line

SB ORDER NO. 05/2019

Government of India Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001. 
Date: 20.05.2019

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

Subject:- Amendments to Rule 60(4)(B) and Rule 165(4)(ii) of POSB(CBS) Manual, Rule 87(4) (ii)POSB Manual Volume I and Rule 50(4)(ii) of POSB Manual Volume II regarding change in powers of various authorities to sanction deceased claim cases and their time line in respect of Post Office Savings Schemes, including Certificates, where no nomination is registered and there is no legal evidence available/produced.

Sir / Madam,

The undersigned is directed to say that the competent authority has decided to amend the text of the aforesaid rules with immediate effect.

Revised Text of Rule is as given below .

The authorities mentioned below are competent to sanction claims without production of legal evidence up to the limit noted against each, after expiry of Six (6) Months from the date of death of the depositor, if no succession certificate or probate of will or letter of administration of the deceased estate is produced during the period or up to the date of sanction.

SI.No Name of Authority Limit in (Rs.)
(i) Time Scale Departmental Sub·Postmasters 5,000
(ii) Sub Postmasters In Lower Selection Grade/PM Grade I 10,000
(iii) Sub·Postmasters/Deputy Postmasters/Postmasters in Higher
Selection Grade (all Non Gazetted)/PM Grade  ·II and III
(iv) Deputy Postmasters/Senior Postmasters/Deputy Chie£Postmasters/Superintendent of Post Offices/Deputy Superintendent of Post Offices (All Gazetted Group·B) 1,00,000
(v) Chief Postmasters in GPO/Head Offices, Senior Superintendents of Post Offices
WI Gazetted Group-A)
(vi) Director HQ/Regional Directors/Director (GPO) 3,75,000
(vi) Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General 5,00,000

2. It is requested that this SB order may be circulated to all concerned including CBS/non·CBS Post Offices. In case where claims are not yet submitted or claims are already submitted but not yet sanctioned, these revised provisions should be made applicable.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.

Yours faithfully,
( Devendra Sharma )
Assistant Director (SB)

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