Functions of CCA
Functions being performed by the CCA office in NE-I region
A) Statutory functions:
With the promulgation of Rule 37(A) of the CCS Pension Rules, the government has a critical role in the payment of pension to the erstwhile government servants absorbed in the PSU. The CCA Unit is responsible for budgeting of pension expenditure and authorization of retirement benefits on CDA and IDA pay scale.
Pension contribution and leave salary:
The CCA offices carry out the functions of collection, scrutiny and monitoring of the amounts to be received as pension contribution and leave salary by the Government.
New pension scheme:
New Pension Scheme was introduced w.e.f. 1.01.2004. The CCAs are required to prepare statements showing Government servant contribution and Govt. contribution. The amount so deducted is to be sent to trustee bank every month under intimation to Directorate. The central record keeping agency for NPS is National Securities Depositing Limited (NSDL). Hence, the contribution recovered from the salary of NPS subscribers are to be uploaded through NPSCAN system provided by NSDL. The amount so recovered has to be reconciled with the booked figures of CAC every month by the CCA office.
GPF & Long term loans accounting:
The CCA offices are also responsible for maintenance for GPF, long term loans and advances and their recovery/accounting.
The CCA Offices have been exercising post audit on the disbursement made by the designated banks and post offices on account of the pension and allied benefits to the pensioners.
Functioning as CPIOs under RTI act, 2005:
Officers in the offices of CCA have been designated as Central Public Information Officers (CPIO) and Departmental Appellate Authorities (DAA) for ensuring smooth provisioning of information under the RTI Act 2005 for all matters being dealt with by CCA offices.
PAO & DDO Functions:
CCA office is the basic unit of departmentalized accounts organization and performs the PAO and DDO functions for field offices like TERM, WMO and RLO.
State of work report:
Preparation of state of work report of the CCA office and submission of the same to Directorate by 12th of the following month.
Reconciliation of RBI balances:
RBI balances booked during the year every month by CCA offices and to settle the discrepancies, if any, during the financial year. Review of balances statement to be prepared by CCA offices after closure of annual accounts every year.
B) Revenue functions
Licence Fee Collection: The Office of Controller of Communication Accounts (CCA) is responsible for collection of licence fee from all commercial licensees of Cellular, Basic, Unified Access Service, NLD, ILD, Commercial VSAT, PMRTS services, Internet Service Providers (without Telephony), Internet Service Providers (with telephony), New Licensees of Internet service and licences of Captive VSAT, CMRTS, Radio links, Microwave links and OFC links. This is being done for all the 1072 licensees, wherever licence fee is applicable.
Scrutiny of Documents & Verification of deductions: They are also responsible for scrutiny of documents submitted by the licensee’s viz. AGR statements and affidavits and also verify the deductions claimed by USAL and CMTS operators.
Bank Guarantees: CCA offices are also responsible for maintenance of Performance and Financial Bank Guarantees of above-mentioned licences and ensure encashment for non-renewal and non-fulfilment of terms and conditions of respective Licence Agreements.
Assessment and calculation of licence fee: CCA offices are doing this function for ILD, NLD, Commercial VSAT, PMRTS, Internet Service Providers (with telephony), New Internet licences on the basis of Audited A