Clarifications on different scenarios being faced or likely to be faced in CBS Post Offices

SB Order 08/2014 
F.No. 116-15/2013-SB
Department of Posts

Clarifications on different scenarios being faced or likely to be faced in  CBS Post Offices

1.Scenario:- When a certificate holders attend CBS Post Office from where Certificates were purchased for transfer of certificates to another CBS Post Office.

The Counter PA or Supervisor or Postmaster should politely request the Certificate holder that since CBS has been implemented in the office, where he wants to transfer certificates, there is no need for transfer of certificates as he/she, on maturity, can take payment from any CBS Post Office after giving fresh KYC documents.

2.Scenario:- When a Certificate holder attends any CBS Post Office to encash certificates either on maturity or for premature closure where certificates were purchased from other CBS Post Office.

The Counter PA should first go to HACLI and see that Certificates are genuine and stand in Finacle. He/She will verify signatures of the holder(s) on the certificates with that available in Finacle. Once, it is confirmed from the signatures that holder is genuine, holder should be asked to fill NC-32 and give fresh ID as well as Address Proof and Mobile number. After proper verification of KYC documents, Certificates first be transferred IN by using HACXFSOL. 

Customer’s new address and mobile number should be entered through account modification menu and it should be verified by Supervisor. Then payment should be made by crossed cheque or credit to savings account. 

Payment should not be made by cash in any case. If holder wants re-investment, closing proceeds should be transferred to Re-investment office account (0387) and credit re-invested amount into newly opened account/certificate. Remaining amount can either be credited to savings account or paid back by cheque.

If certificates belong to the period of pre-migration, an intimation of discharge  should be sent to the office of issue by service registered post which will make discharge entry in the Purchase Application.

NC-32 and KYC documents should be sent to CPC of the office where payment is being made. CPC will scan the document and attach the same with CIF.

3.Scenario:- When any claimant presents certificates issued by another CBS Office alongwith claim application form for payment or transfer to claimant’s name.

In CBS environment, claim form can be submitted at any CBS post office. When such a claim is presented at any CBS post office, first of all, user has to enter date of death in the CIF and supervisor has to verify. Then procedure of settlement of deceased claim case has to be followed. After sanction of claim, if claimant wants payment, procedure mentioned in scenario 2 should be followed. If claimant wants to transfer of certificates in his/her name, open new CIF in his/her name based on new AOF(if no CIF is available in his/her name) and attach the existing Certificates (Accounts) with new CIF. Name of holder can be changed through menu HAALM.

In this case also, If certificates belong to the period of pre-migration, an intimation of discharge or sanction of claim should be sent to the office of issue by service registered post which will make discharge entry in the Purchase Application and attach sanction memo.

Claim Application Form and KYC documents of claimant and Account Opening Form (AOF) should be sent to CPC of the office where payment is being made or claim is sanctioned. CPC will scan the document and attach the same with CIF.

4. Scenario:- When Account Holder of MIS/SCSS/TD scheme approaches CBS Post Office, where account stands for transfer of accounts before maturity to another CBS Post Office.

The Counter PA or Supervisor or Postmaster should politely request the Account holder that since CBS has been implemented in the office, where he wants to transfer Accounts, there is no need for transfer of Accounts as he/she, on maturity, can take payment from any CBS Post Office after giving
fresh KYC documents. Whenever any account is closed at the office other than the office where account was opened, payment should not be made by cash in any case and payment should either be made by crossed cheque or credit to savings account (where required KYC documents have been taken). 

Monthly/quarterly or Yearly interest can also be withdrawn at any CBS Post Office.

5.Scenario:- When Account Holder of MIS/SCSS/TD scheme approaches any CBS Post Office for taking interest or closing accounts.The Counter PA should first go to HACLI and see that Account(s) are genuine and stand in Finacle. He/She will verify signatures of the holder(s) on the withdrawal Form or Account Closure Form with that available in Finacle. Once, it is confirmed from the signatures that holder is genuine, payment of interest should be made to the account holder as per process being followed for normal withdrawal. If account closure is requested, take SB10(b) form, fresh IDas well as Address Proof. After proper verification of KYC documents, Accounts(s) first tobe transferred IN by using HACXFSOL. Whenever any account is closed at the office other than the office where account was opened, in any case, payment should not be made by cash and payment
should either be made by crossed cheque or credit to savings account (where required KYC documents have been taken) only.If holder wants re-investment, closing proceedsshould be transferred to Re-investment office account (0387) and credit re-invested amount into newly opened account/certificate.

Remaining amount can either be credited to savings account or paid back by cheque.
SB10(b) and KYC documents should be sent to CPC of the office where payment is being made. CPC will scan the document and attach the same with CIF.

6.Scenario:- When any claimant presents documents for preferring claim in respect of any MIS/SCSS/TD/RD/PPF account(s) stand at another CBS Office alongwith claim application form for payment or transfer of account(RD/TD/SCSS) in the name of claimant.

Deat should be noted in the relevant field in CIF of deceased depositor. Follow the procedure laid down for settlement of deceased claim case. After sanction of claim, follow the procedure mentioned in scenario 5 above. If claimant wants to transfer RD/TD/SCSS account in his/her name, open new CIF (based on new Account Opening Form (AOF)} in his/her name (if not already exists) and attach the existing Accounts with new CIF. Name of holder can be changed through menu HAALM.

Claim Application Form and KYC documents of claimant or Account Opening Form (AOF) should be sent to CPC of the office where payment is being made or claim is sanctioned. CPC will scan the document and attach the same with CIF.

7. Scenario:-A Certificate holder whose certificates stand at CBS post office wants payment of matured certificates at non CBS Post Office .
When a certificate holder attends non-CBS post office, he/she should be asked to submit application on plain paper in duplicate requesting payment at nonCBS post office and his/her contact number. He/she should be asked to submit original certificates duly signed on the back. The certificate holder should be identified with fresh KYC documents. Postmaster of the post office(Non CBS) will accept KYC documents on the application for payment under dated signatures and send original certificates and application for payment duly accepted under his dated signatures attesting holder’s signature with designation stamp by service Insured Post to the Postmaster ofCBS Post Office from where certificates were purchased. He will enter details of certificates and holder (including contact number) in a register to be maintained in manuscript.

When Insured is received at CBS Post Office, Postmaster will open the same and enter details of certificates and holder (including contact number) in a register to be maintained in manuscript. (CBS)Postmaster, after satisfying that Postmaster of Post Office(Non CBS) from where insured was received has attested signatures of holder on the application, will transfer original certificates to the CBS counter. Further process for discharge of certificates will be followed at the CBS Post Office. A crossed Postmaster cheque for the maturity amount will be prepared in the name of holder and handed over to the Postmaster. Entry of the cheque will be made in the same register and cheque will be sent by service Insured Post to the Postmaster of the Post Office(non CBS) from where certificates were received. Insured Letter number and receipt should be entered in the register and receipt will be pasted against the entry.

On receipt of Insured letter at the Post Office(non CBS) from where certificates were sent, Postmaster will open the Insured Letter, enter Insured Letter number and cheque number as well as date in the register against the entry which was made at the time of sending the certificates. Certificate holder should be called over phone to receive the cheque.  When certificate holder attends post office, cheque should be handed over to him under receipt in the register against the relevant entry.

8. Scenario:- Application for transfer of certificates sent for verification by non CBS post office and on receipt of verification, post office migrated CBS. 

The Postmaster will send such requests to the divisional head who will inform the certificate holder and arrange payment from the nearby non-CBS Post Office.

9.Scenario:- Advice of Transfer(AT) issued by a non CBS HO received at CBS HO or SO.
Account Holder should be contacted and requested to provide name of any nearby non CBS Post Office for opening of account. On getting such information, account will be opened on transfer in that office.

10.Scenario:- An account holder applies for transfer of account to any other HO or SO at CBS or Non CBS Post Office.Postmaster or Sub Postmaster of SO/HO where transfer of account is applied will go to DMCC Chennai website to see list of CBS Post Offices and confirm that post office to which transfer is applied is not a CBS Post Office. If SO is completely manual and unable to see the list, it will be the duty of HO that before issue of AT, list should be consulted and if that post office is already in the list of CBS Post Offices, AT should not be issued. Account holder should be contacted and asked to submit name of any nearby non CBS post office.

11. Scenario:- A Certificate holder of CBS Post Office, lost certificates and wants to get duplicate certificates issued.

In such cases, certificate holder can apply for issue of duplicate certificates only at the CBS post office from where, certificates were issued. Process of issue of duplicate certificates should be started and completed by that CBS Post Office only.

(Procedure )

1.Move the inventory of Duplicate Certificates (if available) of same scheme to the user id from which duplicate certificate is getting printed. Otherwise, fresh certificates will be taken from the existing inventory. 

2. GO to HDUDRP and provide details like account number /cif id for which certificate is getting printed.

3. HDUDRP will take the current inventory i.e either normal or duplicate certificates which is available with the user.

4. If certificates are actually printed through printer, the user is able to see DUPLICATE on the certificates. If certificates are not printed then a Rubber Stamp of “Duplicate” should be placed on the certificates where normal certificates are used.

5. After this, new certificate number will be available under the account number. Use NSCAM menu to confirm that new certificate numbers are replaced with lost certificates.

6. If the any holder/customer come with old certificates, while closure, system will not those certificates in the closure menu .

7. Old certificate number will not be reflected in the system and user can’t be able to close the account.

12.Scenario:- An account holder of a CBS post offices wants to get duplicate Passbook issued.
Duplicate Passbook can be issued by any CBS Post Office after following the laid down procedure of issue of duplicate Passbook.13. Scenario:-Inter CBS Post office Transactions (INTERSOL TRANSACTIONS)

In CBS environment, transactions can be initiated in any CBS Post Office. Any depositor of Savings, RD, TD, MIS, SCSS, PPF or Certificates can initiate transaction either Financial or Non-Financial at any CBS Post Office.

Transaction will appear in the Report No.19 i.eCommon Counter Wise Transactions Report-Inter Branch of the office where transaction is initiated. 

Amount of the transaction would also appear in Consolidation of the same office. No transaction would appear in the office where account/certificate stands. Extra care should be taken at the time of such transactions. In respect of withdrawal from savings Account for more than for Rs. 50,000/- , it should be allowed only if required KYC documents of the account holder (s) have been taken. In respect of accepting deposits, no extra care is required to be taken.

As regards, payment of maturity value of MIS/RD/SCSS/TD/PPF/Certificates, payment should be made by crossed cheque or credit to Savings Account (where appropriate KYC documents have been taken). Non Financial transaction means modification in account or CIF. This can also be initiated at
any CBS Post Office but it should be supported by documentary proof. This document and application for modification (to be taken on A4 size paper) should be sent to concerned CPC where modification is being done for scanning and attaching to CIF. Please ensure that all Financial or Non Financial Transactions should be verified by Supervisor/SPM at the same office and same time when initiated.

14. Scenario:- A customer wants to do re-investment of matured amount in CBS post office.

In case, depositor wants re-investment from one scheme's maturity value to another scheme, total maturity value+interest should be credited/deposited under Office Account 0387 and then amount to be invested should be debited/withdrawn from this account and credited/deposited in the concerned new account. Remaining amount can be paid by cash/cheque from this account to the customer.

One Supervisor/SPM should take print out of the ledger copy of this office account by invoking HACLPOA or Office Account LOT and cross verify all debits and credits with corresponding re-investment entries in the LOTs on daily basis. Supervisor has to ensure that balance at the end of each day in this account is Zero i.e against all the credits entered for re-investment, amount should be debited from this account and concerned accounts are credited or remaining amount is paid









Eligibility criteria for opening of SSA Account in Post Offices [Clarification]

Clarification on opening of Sukanya Samriddhi Account in Post Offices has received from Ministry of Finance against the query raised by the customer.

The eligibility condition for Girl child to be a beneficiary under SSA is that she must be a Citizen of India as well as Resident Indian under the Income Tax Act, 1961. Any girl child meet the above requirements may be treated as eligible for the purpose of opening of an account under SSA Scheme.
Ministry of Finance F.No.1/3/2018-NS dated 06.08.2018

Premature Closure of SSA Account in Post Office

Sukanya Samridhdhi - SSA Account Closing procedure in Post Office before maturity / Death of Account holder

SSA Account can be closed before maturity by the competent authority only in the following circumstance 

Premature closure of account .- 

(1) In the event of death of the account holder, the account shall be closed immediately on production of death certificate issued by the competent authority, and the balance at the credit of the account shall be paid along with interest till the month preceding the month of premature closure of the account , to the guardian of the account holder. 

(2) Where the Central Government is satisfied that operation or continuation of the account is causing undue hardship to the account holder, it may, by order, for reasons to be recorded in writing, allow pre-mature closure of the account only in cases of extreme compassionate grounds such as medical support in life threatening diseases, death, etc.
Parent or Guardian is unable to continue the account in the event of death of account holder

As per the scheme, the account would mature after 21 years from the date of opening of the account and a partial amount of not more than 50% can be withdrawn after the girl attains an age of 18 years either for the purpose of higher education or marriage.

Rulings for Issuing Duplicate NSC Certificate at Post Office Counter

1. Filled Form-NC29 for the Issue of Duplicate Certificate

2. Statement showing the details of NSC– such as number, amount and the date of certificate and the circumstance attending such loss, theft, destruction, mutilation or defacement.

3. Bond of Indemnity – In case of mutilated or defaced certificates, no indemnity bond is required. But for lost, stolen, destroyed, you also need to submit bond of indemnity. You also need to furnish an indemnity bond in the prescribed form with one or more sureties or with a bank guarantee is required.

A- Bond of Indemnity (Form NC-54(a))
This form is used for issuance of a duplicate National Savings certificate(s) in lieu of lost, misplaced, spoiled or mutilated certificates.

B- Bond of Indemnity (Form NC-54(b))
This bond of indemnity is to be executed for the issue of a duplicate certificate(s) in lieu of lost, misplaced, spoiled or mutilated certificates with a Bank guarantee.

C- Bond of Indemnity (Form NC-61)
This bond of indemnity is to be executed at the time of discharge of original certificates or Issue of duplicate certificate(s) in lieu of lost, misplaced, spoilt, destroyed, defaced or mutilated certificate (s), where original application for purchase is missing.

4. Copy of FIR – If the Certificate is lost, stolen, destroyed.

5. Identification Document of Surety – e.g. Valid Indian Passport, Indian Driving License, Salary Certificate of the Surety.

6. Payment Receipt of Fees for Issue of Duplicate Certificates (Fee Rs.5)

If the officer-in-charge of the post office of registration is satisfied of the loss, theft, destruction, mutilation or defacement of the certificate, he shall issue a duplicate certificate on the application.

Things you should Know

A duplicate NSC certificate shall be treated as equivalent to the original certificate for all the purposes of these rules except that it shall not be encashable at a post office other than the post office at which such certificate is registered without previous verification.

Death Claim Settlement Process for Savings Bank and Savings Certificate

Procedure on Death claim Settlement process for SB & SC

Changes with effect from 01.01.2011 for SB, RD, TD & MIS
Death claim of Saving Bank accounts( SB, RD, TD, MIS, SCSS, PPF, SSA) or Savings Certificates in Post Offices are clearly explained in the below images
Claim sanction limit and sanctioning authority is listed in the below image

Streamlining debit entries in Office Account 0382 for Outward Cheque Clearance

Dear all, 

I am directed to convey the following

This is regarding the Interim solution for the issues reported on account of streamlining debit entries in office account 0382. 

Post offices were not able to open new accounts or subsequent deposits due to following reasons.

1. POs where cheques were cleared and credits available in 0382 office account , but the debit balance was made zero on 21/01/2019 for the office account ( 0382).

2. POs where cheques were not lodged but office account 0382 was debited directly for opening new account and subsequent deposits. These POs have not followed the mandated cheque clearing process.

Though instructions were given to utilise the credits in 0382, many SOLs have failed to open new accounts / subsequent deposits for the credits which were available in 0382.

It is seen that many HOs are not using zone operations for cheque clearing. POs are directly debiting funds after cheques are cleared. Validations have been built to restrict transfer in CXFER. POs are requested to follow cheque clearing process scrupulously to ensure that sufficient funds are available in office account 0382 after regularisation of cheques. It is seen that only 3876 SOLs have credits in 0382 and 157 SOls are having credits in 0017 through zone operations for the month of January 2019.

It is suggested that the concerned HOs can lodge the cheques once again and credit 0382 account post approval of the concerned Division. These relodged cheques should not be sent to clearing house again as these cheques have already been accounted. We can allow this re-lodging till 29/01/2019. SOLs can regularise the zone and cheque amount can be utilised for deposits/account opening with the original clearing date as value date. This will also ensure that the SOLs under scenario 2 explained above, will commence zone operations and proper utilisation of 0382. Divisions to ensure that relodging is completed before 29/01/2019.

Cheques pending for account opening/subsequent deposits to be consolidated and lodged on same day after approval from Divisional head. It is responsibility of the POs to ensure that only those cheques which are cleared and accounted already but not utilised for account opening/subsequent deposits to be lodged again.

Please revert in case of any issues.

This has the approval of DDG FS sir.

Thanks and Regards...

Gopinath S
Inspector Posts
Data Migration Command Centre(CBS)
Chennai 600 002

Addendum II SB Order 06/2016 : Change in procedure on issue/discharge of KVPs and NSCs - dated 21.01.2019

Change in procedure on issue/discharge of Kisan Vikas Patras/ National Savings Certificates NSCs
Click to View PDF : Download addendum II

Reference: SB Order 06/2016

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