Post Office Savings Schemes | Powers of various authorities to sanction deceased claim cases

Post Office Savings Schemes | Powers of
various authorities to sanction deceased claim cases
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.”

Sl. 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 Chief
Postmasters/Superintendent of Post Offices/ Deputy Superintendent of
Post Offices (All Gazetted Group ‘B’)
(v) Chief Postmasters in GPO/Head Offices, Senior
Superintendents of Post Offices (All Gazetted Group-A)
(vi) Director HQ/Regional Directors/Director (GPO) 3,75,000
(vi) Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General 5,00,000
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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 srarma )
Assistant Director (SB)