MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
CPAO/IT&Tech / Revision (7th CPC) / 19.Vol.III (E) / 2018 – 19 / 49
Subject : Acceptance of Digitally Signed Authorities
Pension Accounting office (CPAO) is issuing Special Seal Authority
(SSA) to the Banks/CPPCs electronically through SFTP (Secure File
Transfer Protocol) as per the objective of implementation of paperless
movement of documents under Digital India.
A printed copy of the
digitally signed document is being sent to the pensioners and respective
Pay and Accounts Offices (PAOs) of different Ministries / Departments
for their information.
Many references have been received in this
office as to whether there is a need of a physically signed copy [ink
signed] of SSA for processing of the cases or any other related matters.
In this context, it is clarified that these digitally signed copies of
SSA are sufficient and there is no need for insisting on a physically
signed copy by any of the stakeholders.
Pensioners can also
download the copy of the Special Seal Authority (SSA) by registering on
the Pensioners Service of CPAO through our website www.cpao.nic.in (Brochure of Web Responsive Pensioners service is attached for ready reference)
This issues with the approval of Chief Controller (Pensions)
(Asstt. Controller of Accounts)
Source: Click Here For Signed Copy