Procedure for encashment of defective/ mutilated/ decipherable prize bond?

Claim on the prescribed form for the recovery of value shall be dealt with under
the Prize Bonds Refunds Rules, 1963. Mutilated/defaced bonds (if presented more than
half portion of such bond along with claim form) are passed by an authorized officer on
6 the same day for payment, if otherwise in order while claim bonds are paid (if approved)
within three working days.