To speed up the process of account transfer of small savings schemes, the Department of Post has decided that the transfer of account shall be done by the HPO or Head Post Office only. Public Provident Fund (PPF), Sukanya Samriddhi Account, Post Office deposits are among popular small savings schemes.
"This office has been receiving representations from various sections regarding delay during manual transfer of account transfer application to home SO and amendment/restoration of the provisions for transfer of account in National (Small) Savings Schemes. The issue has been examined in view of delay in account transfer process," said that the Department of Post said in a circular.
Department Post Offices are called service outlets (SO) in core banking solution.
The competent authority has decided to revise account transfer process, said India Post.
"If application for transfer of account along with prescribed documents is presented at SO where the account stands or at other SO, the respective SPM shall send the application along with documents to their respective HO through account bag by entering the list of documents and details of such applications should be entered in a registrar to be maintained in manuscript. After receipt of transfer application at HO, the HO will perform the account transfer process," added.