The Function/work performed by Pr.CCA office :-
License fee collection – 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. This Office verifies 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 this office. This Office is mandated to collect Penalty levied for subscriber non verification on Telecom Service Providers by TERM Cell since Oct 2011.
Spectrum revenue collection – Collection of Spectrum Charges in respect of Cellular operators (GSM/ CDMA) on revenue sharing basis in his Service Areas.
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 O/o Pr.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. This Office 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 this unit in co-ordination with the pension sanctioning authorities. This unit also carries out post audit/post check of pension payment either with the Pension Vouching Software, an application software approved by DoT HQ and/or manually.
SAMPANN, a comprehensive pension management software has been implemented to telecom department on 29.12.2018 to facilitate pensioners of the telecom department as well as BSNL pensioners. SAMPANN, the acronym for System for Accounting and Management of Pension will also help the retiring employees in timely disbursement of pensions on the last day of the month following his retirement. With the beginning of SAMPANN this office has also taken up the role of Pension Disbursement Authority.
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. This Office undertakes collection and employee-wise scrutiny and monitoring of amounts received on this account from the corporation.
GPF, Loans and Advances – 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.
Accounting of Receipts and Expenditure – Monitoring of budget and rendering monthly accounts for onward submission to the CGA through DoT HQ (Accounts). During the year of 2017, this office starts working in PFMS which is a single platform for payment, accounting & reconciliation of all govt. transactions by integrating various existing standalone system. It is a web based online transaction system. The payment process in PFMS moves through Drawings & Disbursing Officer to Pay & Accounts Office for making payment directly to bank account of beneficiary.
Legal Cases – Presently this office deals with 52 court cases filed before the Hon’ble High Court, Kolkata; CAT, Calcutta Bench, Kolkata; Alipore judges Court in various matters such as Demand Notice on AGR, Pensionary /Retiral benefits, promotional benefits, vigilance cases, service matters etc. During this year three important court cases involving huge government revenue filed by RCL, RTL & Tata Teleservices Ltd. in the matter of One Time Spectrum Charges has been transferred to TDSAT from High court, Calcutta. The case with the financial implication of Rs. 32.82 Cr. filed by IKF technologies Ltd. in the matter of Demand notice on AGR is now pending before the Hon’ble High Court, Kolkata. 13 court cases have been disposed of / dismissed during this year.
Internal Audit of TERM Cell/RTEC – DoT HQ has entrusted this office with the task of Internal Audit of TERM Cell/ RTEC, 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.
Regional Monitoring Cell (RMC) - RMC has been introduced with effect from 01.04.2015 for monitoring the activities of all CsCA under Eastern Region. Internal Inspection of all CsCA under Eastern Region are being conducted by this office and follow up action for settlement of outstanding items of objection are also being monitored. Service book of CsCA under ER Region and the officers on deputation and study leave are also being maintained till date.