The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has decided to migrate all DoT pensioners and family pensioners who are currently drawing pension from Post Offices to ‘SAMPANN.’ The migration process will start from May 2023, and the roles and responsibilities of various offices have been assigned for a smooth transition.
The Circle-wise list of telecom pensioners to be migrated will be provided by DoP to CEPT, who will verify and freeze the list in CSI. DDOs/Head Post Offices will ensure that no pension is disbursed to DoT pensioners/family pensioners and close all IDs in CSI.
Postal Accounts Offices will receive disbursers’ half of PPOs and forward the list along with other documents to respective CCAs by 24th of the month. After migration, the pension of migrated telecom pensioners/family pensioners will be paid directly by the Department of Telecom.
Migration of DoT Pensioners drawing pension from Post offices to ‘SAMPANN’
Department of Posts
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
All Chief Postmasters General
All General Manager’s (PA&F)
GM (CEPT), Bengaluru
All Directors of Accounts (Postal)
Subject: Migration of DoT Pensioners drawing pension from Post offices to ‘SAMPANN’.
I am directed to say that Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has decided to migrate the DoT pensioners/family pensioners drawing pension from Post Offices to SAMPANN. In this regard, approval of Competent Authority is hereby conveyed to migrate all telecom pensioners in all the circles currently drawing pension from Post offices to “SAMPANN” starting from the month of May 2023 onwards. In order to smooth migration of these pensioners/family pensioners from DoP to DoT (CCAs) roles and responsibility of each office in DoP as well as timeline, are hereby assigned for strict compliance in a time bound manner: –
- Role and Responsibility of CEPT.
i. The Circle wise list of telecom pensioners/family pensioners to be migrated will be provided by DoP on receipt from DoT/CGCA in the 1st week of the month.
ii. CEPT should verify and ensure that the list of pensioner’s ID’s as per list supplied, has been freezed in CSI. Any disbursement if found, should be stopped by CEPT while communicating it to the concerned DDO that this payment authorization has been withdrawn and no payment should be made to those pensioners from the month as agreed upon.
- Role and Responsibility of DDOs/Head Post Offices: –
i. Ensure that no pension is disbursed to DoT pensioner’s/family pensioners as shown in the list provided by the PAO and credited to their PO SB Account by Head Post Office’s under Department of Posts.
ii. All DoT pensioner’s/family pensioner’s id’s as shown in the list should be freezed /closed in CSI.
iii. All disbursers half of PPOs along with relevant documents are compiled viz, recovery schedule, life certificate detail/non marriage, Income Tax etc. are sent to Postal Accounts offices (PAOs) along with a certificate that no further payment of pension will be made by his office by 20th of the Month.
iv. Suitable note of transfer should be made in the register of Pension payment order maintained in his office and ensure that no futyre payment of pension in respect of the pensioners/PPOs migrated will be made after migration.
v. In case of any disbursement/credit wrongly happened, entry should be reversed and equa amount, debited from their PO SB Account
- Role and Responsibility of Postal Accounts Offices.
i. To receive al disbursers half of PPOs ang other documents from DDOs/HPOs concerned as per the list which will be provided by the DoP in the 1st week of the month.
ii. Suitable entries be made in the Pension Index/check registers and forward the list along with disbursers half of PPO an documents to the respective CCAs (Controller of Communication Accounts) by 24th of the Month.
iii. Ensure that there should be no booking on account of Telecom pension under head of account except or otherwise as per point (i) above. In case, any booking is detected after migration, the same should be got reversed from the DDOs concerned immediately.
iv. Ensure that the outstanding commission on payment of DoT pension/family pension is calculated and raised to respective O/o Controller of Communication Accounts and realized.
v. PAOs will ensure to submit pension stoppage confirmation to this directorate by 24th of the Month through email id peasection.pa[at]indiapost.gov.in followed by post.
- Following the migration, the pension of migrated telecom pensioner’s/family pensioners would be paid directly by the Department of Telecom to these pensioners from the month of migration as per the list provided by DoT to DoP from time to time.
- This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
Asstt Chief Accounts Officer