Friday, July 18, 2014

electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO) website

PoT Intimation Slip Preparation Tool v5 Revised

Intimation Slip Preparation Tool v5 Revised by PoTools


Features Added


  • Configuration Menu added. Shortcut Key for Configuration Menu is ALT + C.
  • BO-VPP and BO EPCOD Issues has been fixed.
  • Menu has been Changed.

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ePostOffice - India Post on your Desktop

ePOST OFFICE - India Post on your Desktop


India Post Launched ePost Office Services for eMO, iMO, Philately, eIPO and Track & Trace from your home. Just Click below link to bring Post Office on your Desktop


eMO and iMO Services has been temporarily withdrawn .

Register With ePost Office to Pay Premium of PLI and View the PLI Statement in Online.


FAQ on Electronic Postal Order

Following are the important questions and answers in connection with operation of Electronic Postal Order. Complete operational manual prepared by NIC can be seen from the following link.
1. What is eIPO?

eIPO or Electronic Indian Postal Order is a facility to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying the fee on-line.

2. How eIPO can be purchased?

eIPo can be purchased by registering on the portal https://www.epostoffice.gov.in under eIPO Service.

3. What is the cost of eIPO?

The minimum cost of eIPO is Rs.10/-

4. Is eIPO expensive?

eIPO tariff has been kept same as that of ordinary IPO (Indian Postal Order) though electronic transmission has been introduced.

5. Whether eIPO can be purchased from any corner of the world?

Yes, eIPO can be purchased from anywhere in the world.

6. Where eIPO can be used?

eIPO can be used only for RTI applications in India.


7. Whether eIPO can be send through email/post?

eIPO can be send through email/post with the required RTI application.


8. Is the payment made online?
Yes, the payment is to be made online.


9. What can be presented as a proof of identity by the Indian Citizen Living abroad?
The Indian Citizen living abroad have to submit their passport number and expiry date while registering on the site.


10. What makes eIPO special?

a) It is fast service –It can be send through email to the Govt. of India -Ministry for obtaining requisite information.

b) It is safe – It cannot be used for multiple transactions.

c) It is reliable – It can be sent through email to the Govt. of India, Ministry with RTI application and can get the response easily.


11. How can user register in eIPO?

User can register in eIPO through the portal https://www.epostoffice.gov.in .


12. What are the initial requirements for creating new user in eIPO?

Creation of account in eIPO-
For Indian citizen living in Abroad - the user needs to have a valid email id
For Indian Citizen living in India – the user needs to have a valid email id and mobile No.



13. Where user gets eCode and mCode?

The Indian Citizen living in abroad will get the ecode and mcode on email id mentioned during the registration and the Indian Citizen living in India will bet ecode on email id and mcode on mobile number.


14. Is there any time limit for user verification?
No, there is no time limit for user verification. User can perform verification by going to the link ‘New User Verification’.


15. While doing registration, if captcha image is not clear or not shown?
If captcha image is not clear or not shown, it is advisable to use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser.


16. Is email id mandatory?
Yes it is mandatory for all.


17. Is mobile number mandatory?
Yes it is mandatory for Indian Citizens living in India and it is optional for Indian citizens living abroad.


18. What is the format of mobile number?
Simple 10 digit Indian mobile number in the format 98XXXXXXXX.


19. If the user does not get codes, what should be done?
User should wait for some time, may be due poor connectivity he is unable to receive codes. Either user can go to part 2 of registration and resend the codes.


20. Can successful registration be done if security code image is not visible?
No, successful registration cannot be done without entering security code.


21. If user is unable to perform successful transaction?
The user should check that whether he is able to reach the bank site. If so, then should check the internet connection because failed transaction occur due to poor connectivity.


22. Can the user cancel purchased eIPO?
eIPO once purchased cannot be cancelled.


23. Can single eIPO be used multiple times?
One eIPO cannot be used for multiple transactions.


24. While login, if captcha image is not clear?
If captcha image is not clear, it is advisable to use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser.


25. If user forgets his password, what is the procedure to get new password?
User has to select Forgot Password link on home page and provide his username, registered email id and captcha code.The link is mailed on the email id. On clicking the link a form opens where user can reset the password.

eIPO HELP DESK email id : epohelp@indiapost.gov.in

Thanks to : Postbankofindia

Clarifications on different scenarios in CBS PostOffices

Clarifications on different scenarios being faced or likely to be faced in CBS PostOffices

1.Scenario:- When a certificate holders attend CBS Post Office from where Certificates were purchased for transfer of certificates to another CBS Post Office.

The Counter PA or Supervisor or Postmaster should politely request the Certificate holder that since CBS has been implemented in the office, where he wants to transfer certificates, there is no need for transfer of certificates as he/she, on maturity, can take payment from any CBS Post Office after giving fresh KYC documents.

2.Scenario:- When a Certificate holder attends any CBS Post Office to encash certificates either on maturity or for premature closure where certificates were purchased from other CBS Post Office.

The Counter PA should first go to HACLI and see that Certificates are genuine and stand in Finacle. He/She will verify signatures of the holder(s) on the certificates with that available in Finacle. Once, it is confirmed from the signatures that holder is genuine, holder should be asked to fill NC-32 and give fresh ID as well as Address Proof and Mobile number. After proper verification of KYC documents, Certificates first be transferred IN by using HACXFSOL. Customer’s new address and mobile number should be entered through account modification menu and it should be verified by Supervisor. Then payment should be made by crossed cheque or credit to savings account. Payment should not be made by cash in any case. If holder wants re-investment, closing proceeds should be transferred to Re-investment office account (0387) and credit re-invested amount into newly opened account/certificate. Remaining amount can either be credited to savings account or paid back by cheque.

If certificates belong to the period of pre-migration, an intimation of discharge should be sent to the office of issue by service registered post which will make discharge entry in the Purchase Application.

NC-32 and KYC documents should be sent to CPC of the office where payment is being made. CPC will scan the document and attach the same with CIF.

3.Scenario:- When any claimant presents certificates issued by another CBS Office along with claim application form for payment or transfer to claimant’s name.

In CBS environment, claim form can be submitted at any CBS post office. When such a claim is presented at any CBS post office, first of all, user has to enter date of death in the CIF and supervisor has to verify. Then procedure of settlement of deceased claim case has to be followed. After sanction of claim, if claimant wants payment, procedure mentioned in scenario 2 should be followed. If claimant wants to transfer of certificates in his/her name, open new CIF in his/her name based on new AOF(if no CIF is available in his/her name) and attach the existing Certificates (Accounts) with new CIF. Name of holder can be changed through menu HAALM.

In this case also, If certificates belong to the period of pre-migration, an intimation of discharge or sanction of claim should be sent to the office of issue by service registered post which will make discharge entry in the Purchase Application and attach sanction memo.

Claim Application Form and KYC documents of claimant and Account Opening Form (AOF) should be sent to CPC of the office where payment is being made or claim is sanctioned. CPC will scan the document and attach the same with CIF.


4. Scenario:- When Account Holder of MIS/SCSS/TD scheme approaches CBS Post Office, where account stands for transfer of accounts before maturity to another CBS Post Office.

The Counter PA or Supervisor or Postmaster should politely request the Account holder that since CBS has been implemented in the office, where he wants to transfer Accounts, there is no need for transfer of Accounts as he/she, on maturity, can take payment from any CBS Post Office after giving fresh KYC documents. Whenever any account is closed at the office other than the office where account was opened, payment should not be made by cash in any case and payment should either be made by crossed cheque or credit to savings account (where required KYC documents have been taken). Monthly/quarterly or Yearly interest can also be withdrawn at any CBS Post Office.


5.Scenario:- When Account Holder of MIS/SCSS/TD scheme approaches any CBS Post Office for taking interest or closing accounts.

The Counter PA should first go to HACLI and see that Account(s) are genuine and stand in Finacle. He/She will verify signatures of the holder(s) on the withdrawal Form or Account Closure Form with that available in Finacle. Once, it is confirmed from the signatures that holder is genuine, payment of interest should be made to the account holder as per process being followed for normal withdrawal. If account closure is requested, take SB10(b) form, fresh ID as well as Address Proof. After proper verification of KYC documents, Accounts(s) first to be transferred IN by using HACXFSOL. Whenever any account is closed at the office other than the office where account was opened, in any case, payment should not be made by cash and payment should either be made by crossed cheque or credit to savings account (where required KYC documents have been taken) only. If holder wants re-investment, closing proceeds should be transferred to Re-investment office account (0387) and credit re-invested amount into newly opened account/certificate. Remaining amount can either be credited to savings account or paid back by cheque.
SB10(b) and KYC documents should be sent to CPC of the office where payment is being made. CPC will scan the document and attach the same with CIF.


6.Scenario:- When any claimant presents documents for preferring claim in respect of any MIS/SCSS/TD/RD/PPF account(s) stand at another CBS Office alongwith claim application form for payment or transfer of account (RD/TD/SCSS) in the name of claimant.

Deat should be noted in the relevant field in CIF of deceased depositor. Follow the procedure laid down for settlement of deceased claim case. After sanction of claim, follow the procedure mentioned in scenario 5 above. If claimant wants to transfer RD/TD/SCSS account in his/her name, open new CIF (based on new Account Opening Form (AOF)} in his/her name (if not already exists) and attach the existing Accounts with new CIF. Name of holder can be changed through menu HAALM.

Claim Application Form and KYC documents of claimant or Account Opening Form (AOF) should be sent to CPC of the office where payment is being made or claim is sanctioned. CPC will scan the document and attach the same with CIF.

7. Scenario:-A Certificate holder whose certificates stand at CBS post office wants payment of matured certificates at non CBS Post Office .

When a certificate holder attends non-CBS post office, he/she should be asked to submit application on plain paper in duplicate requesting payment at non-CBS post office and his/her contact number. He/she should be asked to submit original certificates duly signed on the back. The certificate holder should be identified with fresh KYC documents. Postmaster of the post office (Non CBS) will accept KYC documents on the application for payment under dated signatures and send original certificates and application for payment duly accepted under his dated signatures attesting holder’s signature with designation stamp by service Insured Post to the Postmaster of CBS Post Office from where certificates were purchased. He will enter details of certificates and holder (including contact number) in a register to be maintained in manuscript.
When Insured is received at CBS Post Office, Postmaster will open the same and enter details of certificates and holder (including contact number) in a register to be maintained in manuscript. (CBS)Postmaster, after satisfying that Postmaster of Post Office (Non CBS) from where insured was received has attested signatures of holder on the application, will transfer original certificates to the CBS counter. Further process for discharge of certificates will be followed at the CBS Post Office. A crossed Postmaster cheque for the maturity amount will be prepared in the name of holder and handed over to the Postmaster. Entry of the cheque will be made in the same register and cheque will be sent by service Insured Post to the Postmaster of the Post Office (non CBS) from where certificates were received. Insured Letter number and receipt should be entered in the register and receipt will be pasted against the entry.

On receipt of Insured letter at the Post Office(non CBS) from where certificates were sent, Postmaster will open the Insured Letter, enter Insured Letter number and cheque number as well as date in the register against the entry which was made at the time of sending the certificates. Certificate holder should be called over phone to receive the cheque. When certificate holder attends post office, cheque should be handed over to him under receipt in the register against the relevant entry.

8. Scenario:- Application for transfer of certificates sent for verification by non CBS post office and on receipt of verification, post office migrated CBS.

The Postmaster will send such requests to the divisional head who will inform the certificate holder and arrange payment from the nearby non-CBS Post Office.

9.Scenario:- Advice of Transfer(AT) issued by a non CBS HO received at CBS HO or SO.
Account Holder should be contacted and requested to provide name of any nearby non CBS Post Office for opening of account. On getting such information, account will be opened on transfer in that office.

10.Scenario:- An account holder applies for transfer of account to any other HO or SO at CBS or Non CBS Post Office.

Postmaster or Sub Postmaster of SO/HO where transfer of account is applied will go to DMCC Chennai website to see list of CBS Post Offices and confirm that post office to which transfer is applied is not a CBS Post Office. If SO is completely manual and unable to see the list, it will be the duty of HO that before issue of AT, list should be consulted and if that post office is already in the list of CBS Post Offices, AT should not be issued. Account holder should be contacted and asked to submit name of any nearby non CBS post office.

11. Scenario:- A Certificate holder of CBS Post Office, lost certificates and wants to get duplicate certificates issued.

In such cases, certificate holder can apply for issue of duplicate certificates only at the CBS post office from where, certificates were issued. Process of issue of duplicate certificates should be started and completed by that CBS Post Office only.
(Procedure )

1. Move the inventory of Duplicate Certificates (if available) of same scheme to the user id from which duplicate certificate is getting printed. Otherwise, fresh certificates will be taken from the existing inventory.
2. GO to HDUDRP and provide details like account number /cif id for which certificate is getting printed.
3. HDUDRP will take the current inventory i.e either normal or duplicate certificates which is available with the user.
4. If certificates are actually printed through printer, the user is able to see DUPLICATE on the certificates. If certificates are not printed then a Rubber Stamp of “Duplicate” should be placed on the certificates where normal certificates are used.
5. After this, new certificate number will be available under the account number. Use NSCAM menu to confirm that new certificate numbers are replaced with lost certificates.
6. If the any holder/customer come with old certificates, while closure, system will not those certificates in the closure menu .
7. Old certificate number will not be reflected in the system and user can’t be able to close the account.


12.Scenario:- An account holder of a CBS post offices wants to get duplicate Passbook issued.

Duplicate Passbook can be issued by any CBS Post Office after following the laid down procedure of issue of duplicate Passbook.

13. Scenario:- Inter CBS Post office Transactions (INTERSOL TRANSACTIONS)

In CBS environment, transactions can be initiated in any CBS Post Office. Any depositor of Savings, RD, TD, MIS, SCSS, PPF or Certificates can initiate transaction either Financial or Non-Financial at any CBS Post Office. Transaction will appear in the Report No.19 i.e Common Counter Wise Transactions Report-Inter Branch of the office where transaction is initiated. Amount of the transaction would also appear in Consolidation of the same office. No transaction would appear in the office where account/certificate stands. Extra care should be taken at the time of such transactions. In respect of withdrawal from savings Account for more than for Rs. 50,000/- , it should be allowed only if required KYC documents of the account holder (s) have been taken. In respect of accepting deposits, no extra care is required to be taken. As regards, payment of maturity value of MIS/RD/SCSS/TD/PPF/Certificates, payment should be made by crossed cheque or credit to Savings Account (where appropriate KYC documents have been taken). Non Financial transaction means modification in account or CIF. This can also be initiated at any CBS Post Office but it should be supported by documentary proof. This document and application for modification (to be taken on A4 size paper) should be sent to concerned CPC where modification is being done for scanning and attaching to CIF. Please ensure that all Financial or Non Financial Transactions should be verified by Supervisor/SPM at the same office and same time when initiated.


14. Scenario:- A customer wants to do re-investment of matured amount in CBS post office.

In case, depositor wants re-investment from one scheme's maturity value to another scheme, total maturity value+interest should be credited/deposited under Office Account 0387 and then amount to be invested should be debited/withdrawn from this account and credited/deposited in the concerned new account. Remaining amount can be paid by cash/cheque from this account to the customer.

One Supervisor/SPM should take print out of the ledger copy of this office account by invoking HACLPOA or Office Account LOT and cross verify all debits and credits with corresponding re-investment entries in the LOTs on daily basis. Supervisor has to ensure that balance at the end of each day in this account is Zero i.e against all the credits entered for re-investment, amount should be debited from this account and concerned accounts are credited or remaining amount is paid.