Welcome To Controller of Communication Accounts Punjab Department of Telecommunications
With the opening of the telecom sector, the provisioning of telecom services which was hitherto within the domain of Government monopoly was deregulated and paved way for the entry of private sector. Expectedly, this has promoted a competitive environment in the telecom sector. To respond to the competitive telecom environment, the then incumbent Government telecom operator was corporatized as Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) with effect from 1st October, 2000. To take care of the pension concerns of the BSNL absorbed staff and officers, they were assured Government pension under Rule 37-A of C.C.S. Pension Rules. To translate this assurance into a definitive action, a focused organizational set up was formed and created on 1.10.2000 with the nomenclature – DOT Cell (thereafter DOT cells have been re-designated as Controller of Communication Accounts (CCA) offices). We can say that this niche organization was born out of a vortex of change.
The Controller of Communication Accounts (CCA) offices, have now outgrown their pension focused role and evolved further as a critical professional interface between Department of Telecommunications (DOT) Head Quarters and its various stakeholders at the ground level on various policy issues such as license fee management, USO Fund management, USO activities progress review etc. Within a short span of time, the CCA circles have carved out a niche for themselves by serving the different stakeholders of DOT – telecom service providers and in particular BSNL employees – and bringing them closer to DOT with their lean structure and professional working.
The office of CCA, Punjab Telecom Circle is an upgraded circle from 28.05.2007. Punjab Telecom Circle comprises the entire state of Punjab. The jurisdiction covers the pension/GPF settlements of BSNL absorbed employees, retired/retiring DOT officers/officials, this office also deals with telecom operators, ISP operators, etc., for the purpose of license fee assessment and collection. As regards the USO regulatory oversight, this circle is vested with the authority over the operators in Punjab license area.
This Office is functioning under the leadership of Controller of Communication Accounts at Plot No. 2-C, Madhya Marg Doorsanchar Bhawan Chandigarh to look after the following main functions:
1. Human Resources Management
2. USO Fund Management
3. Revenue Management
4. Pension Management
5. Cash Flow Management
6. Communication Accounting