Digitally Signed Copies of Special Seal Authority (SSA) are sufficient – CPAO ORDER
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
CPAO/1T&Tech / Revision (7th CPC) / 19. Vol.III (E) / 2018 – 19 / 49
Subject : Acceptance of Digitally Signed Authorities
Central Pension Accounting office (CPAO) is issuing Special Seal Authority (SSA) to the Banks/CPPCs electronically through SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) as per the objective of implementation of paperless movement of documents under Digital India.
A printed copy of the digitally signed document is being sent to the pensioners and respective Pay and Accounts Offices (PAOs) of different Ministries / Departments for their information.
Many references have been received in this office as to whether there is a need of a physically signed copy [ink signed] of SSA for processing of the cases or any other related matters. In this context, it is clarified that these digitally signed copies of SSA are sufficient and there is no need for insisting on a physically signed copy by any of the stakeholders.
Pensioners can also download the copy of the Special Seal Authority (SSA) by registering on the Pensioners Service of CPAO through our website www.cpao.nic.in (Brochure of Web Responsive Pensioners service is attached for ready reference)
This issues with the approval of Chief Controller (Pensions)
(Md.Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Asstt. Controller of Accounts)