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FUNCTIONS OF THE OFFICE OF PR.CCA

The items of work performed by this office :-

 

A. License fee collection  The Controller of Communication Accounts (CCA) is responsible for collection of License Fee (L.F) as revenue share from all cellular, basic and unified access service licensees, together with the scrutiny of documents submitted by them, viz. Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) statements and affidavits.  The Controller of Communication Accounts is also responsible for maintenance of Financial Bank Guarantees (FBGs) submitted by the licensees and for encashing the same in the event of non-renewal on time.  CCA Offices verify deductions from (AGR) as allowed by License Agreements to verify correctness of L.F payment by Licensees in their area. Annual Assessment of License Fee dues in respect of Internet Service Providers(with Internet Telephony) is also done by CCA offices.

      CCA Office is mandated to collect Penalty levied for subscriber non verification on Telecom Service Providers by TERM Cell since Oct 2011.

 

B. Spectrum revenue  collection  The CCA Offices are responsible for collection of Spectrum Charges in respect of Cellular operators(GSM/ CDMA) on revenue sharing basis in their Service Areas.

 

C. Pension  Consequent on the corporatization of the service providing arm of the Department of Telecom and the promulgation of Rule 37A of the CCS Pension Rules, as per which the Government has taken the responsibility for payment of pension to the erstwhile government servants absorbed in the PSU, the CCA is responsible for budgeting of pension expenditure and authorization and issue of Pension Payment Orders for Telecom pensioners including those retiring from MTNL/ BSNL. CCA Offices liaison with banks and post offices to ensure proper application of rates and regulations and for smooth disbursement of pensions. After settlement of pension, while implementing the DoP&PW and DoT order as issued time to time, the pension in eligible cases is revised accordingly and the revised PPOs are issued by CCA offices in co-ordination with the pension sanctioning authorities. CCAs also carry out post audit/post check of pension payment either with the Pension Vouching Software, an application software approved by DoT HQ and/or manually.

 

D. Pension Contribution –  Under Rule 37 A of the CCS (Pension) Rules the govt. will make arrangements for the collection of Pension Contribution from the BSNL for the period of service the employees render in the BSNL.  This will apply not only to those officers who are working on deemed deputation basis in the corporation but also to those employees who opt to get absorbed in the corporation.  CCA Office undertakes collection and employee-wise scrutiny and monitoring of amounts received on this account from the corporation.

 

E. GPF, Loans and Advances –  The CCA is responsible for maintenance of GPF,  loans and advances ledgers and broadsheets for Telecom staff including those working in MTNL/BSNL, issue of GPF slips, inter-circle settlement of GPF balances and loans and advances in cases of transfers, and final payment in retirement cases.

 

F. Accounting of Receipts and Expenditure –  The CCA is responsible for monitoring of budget and rendering monthly accounts for onward submission to the CGA, settlement of all residual accounts and claims with PSUs, particularly MTNL, BSNL and VSNL.

 

G. Legal Cases –  CCA offices handle legal cases concerning DoT in their area.

 

H. Regional Function  For the purpose of developing and replicating best practices amongst various CCA units as DoT. DoT HQ vide DoT HQ OM No. 03-04/2010 – SEA –I dated 28/12/10 directed that different CCA units be clubbed into regions under one Pr. CCA to perform the following functions:

1. To identify elements in the processes/practices of the CCA units in the region for change/replication.

2. Endeavour to obtain ISO certification of their offices.

3. Conduct an analysis of the License Fee and Spectrum Charges for the region.

4. Identifying training needs and conducting workshops.

5. To oversee the implementation of verification/inspections prescribed under USO Scheme

    Pr. CCA, Kolkata has been entrusted with the jurisdiction of the offices of O/o Pr. CCA, Kolkata CCA, Assam, CCA, NE, CCA, Bihar, CCA, Jharkhand and CCA, West Bengal for the above mentioned purposes.

 

I. Internal Audit of TERM Cell –  DoT HQ has entrusted this office with the task of Internal Audit of TERM Cell, Kolkata, which is carried out annually, by the audit party constituted from time to time as per directives from DoT HQ. The report of the same is furnished to DoT HQ.

 

The issue of developing and replicating best practices amongst various CCA units in the conduct of the affairs of the office and in undertaking analytical exercises so as to serve as a decision making input for DOT HQ has been considered by DOT HQ and it has been directed vide DOT HQ OM no. 03-04/2010 – SEA –I dated 28/12/10 that for the purpose of implementation of the same different CCA units have been clubbed into regions and one Pr. CCA has been identified as the nodal officer for each of the regions with the mandate to perform the following functions:

        1.            To identify elements in the processes/practices of the CCA units in the region for change/replication.

        2.            Endeavour to obtain ISO certification of their offices.

        3.            Conduct an analysis of the License Fee and Spectrum Charges for the region.

        4.            Identifying training needs and conducting workshops.

        5.            To oversee the implementation of verification/inspections prescribed under USO Scheme

Pr. CCA, Kolkata has been entrusted with the jurisdiction of the following CCA units for the above mentioned purposes.

      1.            O/o Pr. CCA, Kolkata

      2.            O/o CCA, Assam

      3.            O/o CCA, NE

      4.            O/o CCA, Bihar

      5.            O/o CCA, Jharkhand

O/o CCA, West Bengal
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