Revision of Sanction and Time limits for Deceased claim cases – SB Order 05/2019

Order & Circular

B Order No. 5/2019 : 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

SB ORDER. 05/2019

F.No.116- 1212016-SB
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001,
Dated: 20.05.2019

To,

All Head of Circle/Regions
All Additional 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 Saving 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 Six (6) Months from of legal the date I evidence up to the limit n of death of the depositor’ opted against each, after expiry 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.”

Sl.No Name of Authority Limit in (Rs.)
(i) Time Scale Departmental Sub Post Masters 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 25,000
(iv) Deputy Postmasters/Senior Postmasters/ Deputy Chief 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 Superintendent of Post Offices (All Gazetted Group A) 2,50,000
(vi) Director HQ/Regional Directors/Directors (GPO) 3,75,000
(vii) 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 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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