Functions

A) Revenue functions

1. Licence fee assessment /deduction verification/collection:

a. Licence Fee Collection: The Office of Controller of Communication Accounts (CCA) Tamil Nadu is responsible for collection of licence fee from all licensees of various telecom services viz. Cellular, Basic, Unified Access Service, NLD, ILD, Commercial VSAT, PMRTS services, Internet Service Providers (without Telephony), Internet Service Providers (with Telephony),

b. Scrutiny of Documents & Verification of deductions: The office of CCA TN is also responsible for scrutiny of documents submitted by the licensees viz. AGR statements and affidavits and verify and confirm the deductions claimed by UASL, UL and CMTS operators.

c. Bank Guarantees: The office of CCA TN maintains Performance and Financial Bank Guarantees of above-mentioned licences. It ensures the validity, adequacy and action taken for non-renewal and non-fulfillment of terms and conditions of respective Licence Agreements.

d. Assessment and calculation of licence fee: CCA TN office are doing this function for ILD, NLD, Commercial VSAT, PMRTS, Internet Service Providers (with Telephony), New Internet licences on the basis of Audited Annual Accounts and other audited financial statements submitted by the licensees.

e. Spectrum Charges:
CCA TN office is entrusted with collection of spectrum charges in respect of GSM and CDMA service providers.

2. USO Disbursement

The USO Fund of India in the sector came into existence on 01.04.2002. It designs, implements and funds schemes for provisioning telecom voice/non-voice data services to all areas and people in villages /remote localities where it may not be profitable and viability gap exists. The fund in India, is one of the largest in the world.
The disbursement from the funds and monitoring of schemes in the Tamil Nadu Service Area and Andaman and Nicobar Islands is entrusted to the office of CCA TN. While performing the USO functions, the CCA TN office verify the claims before the funds are disbursed. Physical inspection and monitoring is also done for establishing the veracity of claims.

B) Statutory Functions

1. Pension: The CCA TN office is responsible for budgeting of pension expenditure and authorization of retirement benefits on CDA and IDA pay scale, to government and BSNL retirees in its jurisdiction. The CCA TN office also conducts Pension Adalats at regular intervals to settle the pension related grievances at a single forum that was not hitherto available to them.

2. Pension contribution and leave salary: The CCA TN office carry out the functions of collection, scrutiny and monitoring of the amounts to be received as pension contribution and leave salary from employees working in BSNL.

3. New pension scheme: Operation of New Pension Scheme with respect to employees joining government service w.e.f. 1.01.2004/later.

4. GPF & Long term loans: The CCA TN office is also responsible for maintenance for GPF, long term loans and advances and their recovery/accounting from BSNL.

5. Audit functions: The CCA TN Office does post audit on the disbursement made by the designated banks and post offices on account of the pension and allied benefits to the pensioners.

6. Functioning as CPIOs under RTI act, 2005: Officers in the office of CCA TN 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 to the extent within their jurisdiction.

7. PAO & DDO Functions: CCA TN office is the basic unit of departmentalized accounts organization and performs the PAO and DDO functions for field offices like TERM, WMO and RLO.

 

C) Administrative function

Apart from carrying out other administrative functions as the Head of the Departments (HOD), the CCAs also handle court cases at field level where the Government of India is a party in matters of licence fee, spectrum charges, pension, absorption issues etc.

Internal check inspection of field units: The work related to the yearly internal audit of the DoT units (other than CCAs, i.e., TERM, WMO etc.) in the circles has been transferred to the CCA offices with detailed guidelines, vide OM No.1-1/2003/DDG (A/C)/ICU dated 23.7.2008.

The contents of the website have been designed with the special focus on the specific information requirement of the clientele, while equally focusing on the role of the CCA Unit as the interface between DoT/Government of India and the different stakeholders. In a short span of time, the CCA Units have carved out a niche for themselves by bringing the different stakeholders of DoT together.

 

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