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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

POSTAL DEPARTMENT BECOMES SMART WITH CSI TECHNOLOGY

Pilot project in Pune City East Division offers reliable mail delivery services by improving online tracking system

Now, tracking letters or documents sent by the post offices will become easier. The postal department has started the Core System Integration (CSI) as part of its IT modernisation project. This is the first time in Pune that regional post offices have been chosen for this initiative.

The postal department has picked the Pune City East Division for the pilot roll-out. CSI is an integrated system that includes counter operations, delivery operations, financial activities and human resource management. The CSI is designed to augment the service delivery efficiency of the post offices.

Ganesh V Sawaleshwarkar, postmaster general of Pune Region, informed, “With the implementation of CSI, Pune will have the distinction of implementing all modules of the IT modernisation project — core banking solution, core insurance solution, core system integration and rural information and communications technology. So far, the department would use different systems for various functions. With CSI, there will be one system and hence the work will be streamlined. We will be able to provide better services to the customers.”

Once the documents are sent, a notification will be available to know when it can be expected to reach the recipient. The sender can also track the stage of delivery by using the verification code, which will be generated by the postal office.

Cheering the initiative, Neshrul Ansari (35), a Lohegaon resident, said, “I received a document on Friday morning, which was sent on Sunday by my friend based in Nagpur. Nearly five hours later, my friend received a message on the phone that the package has been delivered. I am very pleased with the service.”

Delivery boys, who are under constant pressure to transport documents or other packages on time as well as furnish proof about the same to their seniors, are heaving a sigh of relief after this development.

Chirag Bhairavkar, who works for Lohegaon Post Office, shared, “Earlier, we used to put packages in the letter box of the recipient. Sometimes, if the documents did not reach the correct recipient, then they would come to the post office and create a ruckus. With the notifications on phone, the process becomes simpler for all.”


Pune Mirror (Jan28, 2017)

India provides USD 2.49 mn for postal road project in Nepal

January 30, 2017
Kathmandu, Jan 30 (PTI) India has provided USD 2.49 million to Nepal for the construction of postal highway which runs across the Terai region close to the Indo-Nepal border.
“Ambassador of India Ranjit Rae handed over a cheque amounting to Nepalese rupees 249,710,698 equivalent to USD 2.49 million to Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Ramesh Lekhak at the ministry’s office at Singha Durbar in Kathmandu,” according to a statement issued by the Indian Embassy here.
A postal road is designated for the transportation of postal mail. It is also known as Hulaki Rajmarg which runs across the Terai region of Nepal, from Bhadrapur in the east to Dudhaura in the west, cutting across the entire width of the country.
It is the oldest highway in the country constructed by Ranas to aid transportation and facilitate postal services.
Ambassador Rae had inaugurated a campus building for Chautara Multiple Campus, Chautara in Sindhupalchok district situated in the east of Kathmandu last week.
The building has been constructed with financial assistance of Nepalese Rupees 27 million provided by India under its Small Development Projects Scheme as part of India Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme, the statement said.
The three-storied building consists of 12 classrooms and separate rooms for campus office, accounts, store, meeting hall, computer room and science laboratories.

 Source :India.com

CITU strongly condemns the steps reportedly being taken by the government to gradually privatise the Indian railways.

AIPEU GDS - GDS CONVENTIONS IN KERALA CIRCLE

It is informed to the CHQ that some divisions have conducted GDS Conventions in Kerala Circle for an analytical discussion on the Recommendations of Shri Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report on GDS. 

The meetings conducted by the leaders of Confederation & Circle Coordination Committee of NFPE 

Tiruvalla division:



Ottapalem division :





Trichur Division :


Calicut Division :


Manjeri Division :








Monday, January 30, 2017

AIPEU GDS -- GDS CONVENTION -- PALAKKAD DIVISION (KERALA CIRCLE)




AIPEU GDS, Palakkad Divsion has conducted GDS Convention in Palakkad on 29-01-2017. Com.Sashidharan, Local CoOrdinatin Committee Chairman presided the meeting. 

Com.M.A.Saboo, Circle Secretary, AIPEU GDS, Kerala Circle attended and addressed on the recommendations of Shri Kamalesh Chandra Committee on GDS in the Report submitted to the Department.
 Many other NFPE leaders are also attended and graced the Convention.
 


About more than 200 GDS comrades attended and took part in the discussion. Simultaneously, it is proposed to hold GDS conventions in other divisions also for the awareness of the recommendations made in the Report of GDS Committee.


IPPB - Schedule of Charges (Tariffs are excluding applicable taxes) Savings account charges and features


IPPB - Schedule of Charges
(Tariffs are excluding applicable taxes)
Savings account charges and features






Notes:
  1. The above charges are in addition to the transaction charges (e.g. charges for AEPS are not included above). Please refer to the respective sections for transaction charges
  2. The higher of financial and non-financial transaction charges for doorstep banking will be levied in case a customer avails both the facilities in a single visit (e.g. If a customer avails cash deposit of INR 10,000 and balance enquiry in a single doorstep visit, the customer will be charged INR 20 for that visit)
  3. Only three transactions are allowed per visit. Fourth transaction would be treated as another visit, and charges would apply accordingly
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LIMITS ON CASH WITH DRAWALS FROM BANK ACCOUNTS & ATMs - RBI

Cash withdrawl limit  from Current Accounts / Cash Credit Accounts / Over Daft Accounts   == WITH DRAWN
 Limits on Savings Bank Accounts === WILL CONTINUE
However, Banks may, at their discretion ........

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Chip Based ATM cum Debit Card from IPPB (India Post Payments Bank)


The India Post Payment Bank will issue chip-based ATM cum debit card to its customers in lieu of conventional magnetic tape based cards. A microchip is embedded on the card and contains all information in an encrypted format. It also comes with a personal identification number (PIN). 

When a chip-based card is used at the point of sale (POS) terminal, the terminal reads the encrypted format on the card and asks for a PIN and only then is the transaction processed. A chip-based card cannot be read unless you punch in the PIN.

Following is the first look of Rupay Debit of IPPB to be supplied to its account holders.


So far, only Axis Bank Ltd, HDFC Bank Ltd, State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank Ltd and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd have launched chip-based cards in India. Some banks offer chip-based cards without a PIN; they use your signature for authentication.

The pilot branches of IPPB will be inaugurated at Raipur and Ranchi through video conferencing by Arun Jaitely and Manoj Sinha on 30th January 2017, at 5PM.

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Transfer of money consequent on promotion of a GDS under SDBS to a regular Dept post......

DEPARTMENT OF  POSTS:INDIA
OFFICE OF THE DIRCTOR OF ACCOUNTS (POSTAL)
MAHANADI VIHAR, CUTTACK-753004

NO: SDBS(2010)/Corr/                                                                             Dated : 30/01/2017


To
            The SSPOs/SPOs/SSRM/SRM 

Sub:- Transfer of money consequent of promotion of a GDS under SDBS to a regular Dept.. post
  
            This is regarding  transfer of money of those GDS enrolled under SDBS   subsequently being absorbed /promoted  to a regular Departmental post. Under this circumstances the GDS are required to  quit the SDBS scheme immediately  and apply for transfer the accrued accumulations in their  PR Account under the SDBS as well as accrued severance amount earned till their date of such absorption/regular appointment to their new account under New Pension Scheme.

           Hence you are requested to identify such cases in the units under your jurisdiction &  supply them prescribed SDBS-1 to apply. SDBS-I forms duly filled by the applicant & enlisted by the Divn in form SDBS-2 may please be  sent to this office for onward submission to the NSDL  for transfer of money to the new account as well as deactivating the old one.
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  Pl. find a copy of form  SDBS-I &  SDBS-2 with this letter.

                                                                            Asst. Accounts Officer
                                                                                    NPS / SDBS


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IPPB launched on January 30th, 2017 in Ranchi and Raipur


At India Post Payments Bank, we believe that a nation can only grow when every citizen gets an opportunity to prosper, regardless of their way of life. With simple, diverse and growth oriented offerings, IPPB aims to give every Indian access to efficient banking services.
Incorporated as a Public Sector Bank under the Department of Posts with 100% GOI equity, IPPB has launched on January 30th, 2017 in Ranchi and Raipur with the objective of being present in all corners of India by the end of the year.
For now, IPPB is offering Savings account upto a balance of Rs 1 Lakh, along with digitally enabled payments and remittance services of all kinds between individuals. In due course, IPPB will also provide current accounts and access to third party financial services like insurance, mutual funds, pension, credit products, forex, and more..
IPPB’s PHILOSOPHY:
Here are the 3 features central to IPPB’s operating philoso​phy:
Convenience at your fingertips: We promise to make banking a simple, affordable and convenient experience for Indians across the nation. That’s why we make sure that citizens across the nation get seamless access to government benefits directly from their respective IPPB bank accounts and make the most of the financial opportunities available to them.
Pioneer in inclusive bankingAt IPPB, we encourage smart saving and investment habits with our easily accessible banking services. Our vision is to extend banking facilities to the remotest corner of the nation. Our services transcend geographical borders. That’s how we aim to simplify banking and bring prosperity to every doorstep.
Efficiency of banking networkIPPB provides the most effective, accessible and readily available banking network across the nation. IPPB will soon offer banking services through digital channels like mobile, UPI, debit cards which can be used at ATMs, PoS and mobile-PoS. This facilitates all-round connectivity with your bank and helps you access your account details instantly.

NFPE CIRCULAR - dtd 30-01-2017


National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                                      e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981                website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

      No. PF-01(e)/2017                                                                  Dated: 3oth January-2017

To
            All General Secretaries / NFPE Office Bearers     
            All Circle Secretaries of NFPE Unions

Sub: Confederation Trade Union Education Camp at Trivandrum - from 06th to 07th May, 2017.

Comrades,

            Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, vide Circular No. Confdn/TU Camp /2017 dated 18.01.2017, has intimated that Confederation Trade Union Education Camp will be held at Trivandrum (Kerala) from 6th to 7th May-2017 (Saturday and Sunday).

            Confederation has allotted quota of 100 delegates for NFPE.

            Accordingly the quota is allotted to all affiliates as mentioned below:

                 P-III   -30                      P-IV-25     
                 R-III-15                         R-4-10
                 Admn.-5                       Postal A/C-5  
                 SBCO-5                        GDS-10      
                 Casual/L-5

            All General Secretaries of affiliated unions are requested to allot delegates to participate in the Camp with the direction to them to book to and fro tickets as early as possible to avoid inconvenience.

            The venue of the Camp is ” EMS Academy” about 11 KMs far away from Trivandrum Railway Station and 17 KMs from Trivandrum Air Port.

            Accommodation will be arranged by the Reception Committee from 5th May after Noon to 08th May morning 6 A.M.  Food will be supplied from 5th May Night to 7th May Night.

            Reception Committee Volunteers will be available  at RMS office  situated near Railway Station Trivandrum  and Bus  Stand  Trivandrum  from 5th May  morning to 8th May  Morning.

            Nobody will be allowed to leave the Camp from 6th Morning to 7th evening. Strict discipline will be enforced in the Camp. Those people who want to visit places should arrange their travel in such a way so that they may attend camp on 06th & 7thMay-2017.

            With fraternal greetings
Yours faithfully,

(R.N. Parashar)

Secretary General

Promotion & Posting of Sr Admn. Grade (SAG) Gr.A to Higher Administrative Grade (HSG)


Click Here  for copy of the Order :

Shri K.Balasubramanian, IPoS : Chief Post Master General, Andhra Pradesh Circle.

Shri Murugan Sampath, IPoS : Chief Post Master General, Tamil Nadu Circle.
Shri Charles Lobo, IPoS : Chief Post Master General, Karnataka Circle.
Ms.Manju Pandey, IPoS : Chief Post Master General, Assam Circle



Sunday, January 29, 2017

AIPEU-GDS TAMBARAM DIVISION (TAMIL NADU CIRCLE) CONFERENCE

The 2nd Biennial Divisional Conference of AIPEU GDS has been held on 29-01-2017 in the premises of Ambathur HO, Chennai.

Com.J.Ramamoorthy, All India President, Gr.C & Circle Secretary, Gr.C., Tamil Nadu circle inaugurated the conference. Com.K.V.Sridharan, Former General Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C., & Com.P.Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS attended as Cheif Guests.

Com.K.V.Sridharan elaborately explained about the recommendations of Shri Kamalesh Chandra Committee.

Com.R.Sivannarayana, Former All India President, AIPEU GrC., Com.A.Veeramani, Asst. Genl Secretary, AIPEU GrC (CHQ), Com.R.Dhanraj, Dy Genl, Secretary, AIPEU GDS., Com.D.Sivagurunathan, All India Vice President, AIPCPCCWF., Com.Manimeghalai, All India Mahila Committee. Gr.C., Com.P.Suresh, Asst. Circle Secretary, P4, TN Circle, Com.Madaswamy, Pensioner's Association, Com.Ashokan, Divl, Secretary, Gr.C., Ambathur, Com.Selvakumar, Br. Secy., Gr.C., Tambaram, Com.Siva Kumar, Br Secretary, Gr.C., Avadi Br and many other leaders attended and addressed the meeting.








More than 200 GDS Comrades attended and graced the meeting. The arrangements made by Com.Ashokan, Com.V.S.Giri, Com.Suresh and team is appreciated.

 A new set of office bearers elected unanimously for AIPEU GDS, Tambaram division for the ensuing period.

President : Com.J.Bharathiraja
Secretary: Com.V.A.Palani
Fin Secy : Com.C.Jothibabu

AIPEU GDS CHQ  conveyed heartfelt thanks and congratulations to the comrades of Tambaram for conducting the conference successfully.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

RICT -- DEVICE TRAINING MANNUAL

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE OF RICT DEVICE:

   
CLICK HERE  
FOR FULL DETAILS
The introduction of Hand-held Device viz., Main Computing Device (MCD) with all its peripherals going to be used in Branch Post Offices is well presented for the information of GDS and all others.
This gives us preliminary information along with some theoretical knowledge (for unaware GDS) & practical knowledge (for those who are in good practice in some Circles/Divisions) over the MCD (Hand-held Device) and its usage in BOs.

=P.Pandurangarao
General Secretary 

Govt to look into issues of Aadhaar being made mandatory for select schemes


The Centre is examining various questions raised by Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC), a legal services organisation, with regard to violation of the Supreme Court’s order against making Aadhaar mandatory for access to certain services, sources close to the development, told Business Line.

According to sources, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, has recently responded to a letter by Rajya Sabha MP, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, saying he was ‘getting the matter examined’.

Chandrasekhar, in his letter to Prasad in December, had asked the government to state the ‘correct position under law’ on the issue of Aadhaar being made mandatory by various government and private entities with regard to their schemes, which, he said was a violation of the apex court’s orders.

Chandrasekhar had also raised question in the Rajya Sabha in November, after which SFLC had written in detail to Chandrashekar, listing out about 120 violations between September 2015 and September 2016, based on which the MP had written a letter to Prasad, who incidentally is also the Law & Justice Minister.

Exempted schemes

The Aadhaar scheme is instituted and operated by the Unique Authority of India (UIDAI) and in 2015, the Supreme Court had restricted the voluntary use of Aadhaar to six government schemes — the public distribution system (PDS), LPG, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Prime Minister’s Jan Dhan Yojna and National Social Assistance Programme (old age and widow pension). The court had clearly emphasised that no person should be denied any service for lack of an Aadhaar card or number.

However, many schemes are being run wherein Aadhaar has been made mandatory to avail of the services.
  • Citing SFLC’s list, Chandrasekhar highlighted some of the schemes wherein Aadhaar has been made mandatory.
  • “For instance, he has mentioned government considering EPFO’s voluntary pension scheme linked with Aadhaar, Linking BPL ration cards with Aadhaar made mandatory for PDS in Bengaluru, Paytm starting Aadhaar-based KYC process, government saying households not to get LPG subsidy without Aadhaar,” said a government official.
  • 111 crore cards issued
  • Meanwhile, the government is enrolling Aadhaar numbers to the maximum number of people, including children, asking the authority to enrol as many people as possible at the earliest.
  • As of Wednesday, 111 crore Aadhaar cards have already been generated, according to the UIDAI website.
  • Recently, Prasad had also said that the more people are enrolled with Aadhaar, the maximum number of benefits they would get. He had also said that the government was now going to introduce a new Aadhaar-based digital payment system for the common man.
  • But, several citizen groups have pointed out that the mandatory use of Aadhaar in social welfare schemes was leading to exclusion and harassment of the poor, and was in violation of Supreme Court’s six orders in three years.
  • The citizens groups also pointed out that the Aadhaar Act 2016, ‘nowhere authorises the seeding of the Aadhaar number in any database. “The 2016 Act clearly speaks only of ‘authentication’, viz., asking the UIDAI database to verify that we are who we say we are. So, asking anyone to put the number in any other database (the LPG database, for example, is unsupported by the law),” they said.
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India Post becomes 3rd entity to receive licence to start payment bank operations

NEW DELHI: India Post has become the third entity to receive a final license last week from the Central Bank to start its payment bank operations. Country’s largest telcom service provider Bharti Airtel and digital payments firm Paytm are the other two to have received the license while only Airtel has started operations so far.

The government has also appointed AP Singh has interim MD and CEO of the India Post Payment Bank. A 1986 Indian Postal Service Officer he was earlier Joint Secretary in the department of disinvestment, ministry of Finance and Deputy Director General incharge of financial inclusion and payments systems at Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Singh was one part of the founding team that launched Aadhaar and was stationed at the department of Post prior to UIDAI. 

As per the initial road map, each post office in the country will offer the post bank services. The department of post has an existing network of around 1,55,000 post offices currently. ET had reported earlier that IndiaPost plans to open 650 new branches for the payment bank. The branches will be co-located with the existing post offices. The idea is that the 650 branches will be in located in postal district headquarters and all the branches under that particular head post office will be enabled by the payment bank services. This will cover the entire network of 155,000 post offices in the country. 

Earlier this month, Airtel Payments Bank launched nationwide operations, offering 7.25% interest on savings bank balances, which is more than the maximum 7% paid by SBI on its fixed deposits. Bharti and Kotak Mahindra, which holds a 20% stake in the payments bank, would invest Rs 3,000 crore in the venture.

Payments banks can accept deposits from individuals and small businesses of up to Rs 1 lakh per account. And RBI had set a condition that formal license has to be obtained before 31 March. 

Alibaba backed Paytm also said early in January that it has received the final license from RBI and the company hopes to launch operations in February with the first branch coming up in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. 

While operation of Payment Banks such as Paytm are likely to be focused on technology based differentiation, IndiaPost is banking on its huge reach especially in the rural areas to be successful. 

Source : ET(28-01-17)

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

HAND HELD DEVICE INSTALLATION IN BOs -

In the process of computerization of Branch Post Offices, it is well aware that a HAND HELD DEVICE is going to supply to all GDS.

In the project of RURAL INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (RICT) the device i.e, MAIN COMPUTING DEVICE (MCD) with its peripherals to be installed in BOs soon.

For a preliminary information to GDS & for awareness on the Computerization of BOs, a short video film is published in other websites.

The same is reproduced here with its link.

CLICK HERE   TO SEE THE VIDEO

courtesy : POTOOLS

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

GDS ONLINE SOFTWARE - IMPLEMENTATION - REG.

The Department of Posts started the process to fill up the vacant GDS posts by adopting online procedure.

First it starts in four pilot Circles and early in other Circles.

Instructed all Circles to identify GDS vacancies after fill up the vacancies with eligible Casual Labourers by manual procedure. 

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