Monday, February 01, 2016

Common Issues in Finacle discussed in Circle Level CBS Workshop at Rajasthan CO

Issues encountered in changing of SOL ID of an employee. This is being done at CEPT through CPC (CBS). It is not feasible as changes can’t be implemented in limited time period.

The MIS Server URL for generating previous day LOT work is too slow and become becomes unresponsive frequently. This adversary affects LOT generation work at offices and SBCO. SI Report is not generated in MIS Server.

Only interim solution for generating Sukanya Samridhi Yojna LOT till now. No proper solution as yet in LOT generation command.

No proper solution as yet for entering cheque number while opening TD, MIS, and SCSS accounts. Only an interim command is available for showing the cheques as used up in Finacle after opening account. Otherwise the cheque is displayed as unused.

No command as yet to generate a single consolidated LOT for all scheme types of Accounts opened or closed for any given period for an office. In HACSP command each scheme type needs to enter separately to get a report which is a very time consuming task.

When a TD type account is transferred to another SOL, the interest remains in the previous SOL.

Frequent difference between counter wise and consolidated LOT of MIS and SCSS accounts encountered in many offices.

There is an issue with RD SI when there is less than require balance is SB account. In such cases Finacle will execute SI for the next month if the customer deposit require amount but will not execute SI for previous defaulting month manually Finacle will not display and charge default fee. Ticket no. IN90069 is raised for HMT SO 30500303 for this issue in March 2015 but no solution available yet. Shastri nagar SO 30500119 also facing this issue.

When the RD to be just discontinued in deposit in BO on last day of the month and So takes it on next day after changing value date, it shows RD account is discontinued.

RD Loan Repayment account is not shown in LOT

MIS bonus is not reduces from Teller cash with HCASHPND

How will find the maturity value of RD with Loan account of BO at account office.

Income Tax report (>200000) for all product is not available in HFINRPT.

Wrong PAN No. is accepted at the time of withdrawal above Rs.50000/-

Length of ID card as driving License shorts in CIF Creation. It accepts only 12 digit without special character.

Accounts linked with particular BO under any SO/HO, there is no such type of report in Finacle also with balance check with DLT during 100% BO Verification.

To find out Live/New accounts standing at any of SOL or Set for any dates, no such report available in Finacle.

If RD Loan account wrongly closed, system not except another opening of Loan Account.

At present no command to find out which user executes HISCOD.

In MEOPS available at CPC, updation menu is not activated. For updating any screen shoot or comments for CBS Tickets.Also no any menu provided to reopen to auto closed ticket.

Also no filtered menu to findout sorted in the description/solution/need user input/pending closure.

CBS Ticket in MEOPS has been automatically closed after 15 days without providing solution or update.

During updating cash loading transaction in HXFER, ATM Value date not highlighted.

At present CPC performing Holiday EOD whereas there has been closed holiday in Circle.

Difference in LOT and consolidation report of all schemes.

Partly Posted Stage should not be created during any transaction.

Name of account holder print in short form on the first page of Passbook.

Multiple accounts are being opened at the time of error in Finacle as “Could not get response from server.”

Some accounts not get closed in bulk discharge of particular reg. no. and also not closed one by one in CSCCAAC.

There is no menu to search any CIF/Account through Regd No. and vice versa.

During transaction in CTM/CPWTM, system not shown ledger balance and except withdrawal even balance is zero. In this case transaction is moved into partly posted stage. We have to use HACLI separately to check balance before making such transaction.

Photo signature not visible during transaction of HTM in case of MIS/SCSS/TD interest.

Signature photo should be colored and displayed in different angle view.

CPC system admin user id created separately to run EOD commands at CPC only. AT present system admin is linked with particular SOL working at CPC. Sometimes any SA of any HO has erroneously run EOD command in Circle Set resulting EOD held up and stop counter work.

Circle Set should be activated only for CPC SA user ID.

Photo signature uploading issue.For joint account photo signature not uploaded for secondary holder. No maker checker concept in this process. 

In SCSS LOT, interest is showing double and double amount is added in total amount and also for transfer account case.

In MIS account closure cases, value and interest transfer to repayment account (SB) but PMI and Bonus transfer to Postmaster Cheque account which is diverse. All beneficial amount should be credited into one account whether SB or Postmaster but it is divided into two accounts.

“ANUBHAV”- SHOWCASING OUTSTANDING WORK DONE DURING SERVICE

“ANUBHAV”- SHOWCASING OUTSTANDING WORK DONE DURING SERVICE- SUBMISSION OF DETAILS BY THE RETIRING EMPLOYEES REGARDING 

“Anubhav”- showcasing outstanding work done during service- submission of details by the retiring employees regarding
F.No.21/13/2015-CS.I (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhawan,New Delhi
Dated 01st February, 2016
Office Memorandum

Subject: – “Anubhav”- showcasing outstanding work done during service- submission of details by the retiring employees regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 05th November, 2015, 07th December, 2015 and 04th January, 2016 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the write-ups in respect of the CSS/CSSS officers, as mentioned in Annexure-I, are yet to be accepted/published on the “Anubhav Portal”.

2.HoO and HoD of the Ministries/Departments concerned are requested to kindly scrutinize the pending write-ups for acceptance/publication at the earliest.

3. All Ministries/Department are also requested to impress upon CSS/CSSS officers retiring within a period of six months to submit a write-up providing details of their work that has contributed to the efficiency, economy and effectiveness of Government functioning or/and any innovation which led to improved work culture or any other contribution considered significant. Link to Anubhav Portal is available in the Home page of this Department’s website at persmin.nic.in –> DoP&T –> Anubhav.

Sd/-
(V.Srinivasaragavan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
24649412

Source:- persmin.nic.in 

Report On Pay Commission Recommendations To Be Submitted By June

New Delhi: The Empowered Committee of Secretaries, headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha on the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations is expected to submit its report by June, official sources said.

Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha (pictured) is head the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) for processing the report of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

The Seventh Pay Commission took 21 months to finalize the report and now the secretaries committee will take the next four to five months to review it.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries, who will screening the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations to send their review to increase in basic pay for all government employees in the region of 18-20% instead of 16%, which was recommended by the Pay Commission.

Finance Ministry officials said the lower grade salaries might see a slight increase due to the commission’s recommendations in this segment is the lowest in 70 years.

“If the increase was high, it would cast a huge impact on the budget outlay. So, the increase should be little,” said an official.

There is no change will be made in highest salary while the lowest salary will be Rs 20,000 instead of the proposed Rs 18,000, said an official.

The Pay Commission also recommended for abolition of allowances and advances like risk allowance, small family allowance, festival advance, motor cycle advance.

The advantages and disadvantages of the matter will also be discussed in the review meeting.

The first meeting of Empowered Committee of Secretaries to review the commission’s report is scheduled tomorrow.

“After the first meeting, the Empowered Committee will seek suggestions from all the stakeholders for drafting of their report on the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations to address the concerns of central government employees in an effective manner,” the official said.

Accordingly, there is a high possibility that a number of points made in the report may be amended or struck off by the empowered committee for convincing every section of central government employees.

So, the Empowered Committee will need more time to convince every stakeholder before its final nod.

TST

Renovation of 85-year-old post office begins

The Department of Posts has begun renovation of an 85-year-old post office at Vellayil, a colony of about 10,000 people located between Kozhikode and West Hill railway stations. The renovation has been a long-pending demand, which was stepped up recently after it was found that the ceiling and other structures were unsafe for the employees and customers.

When this was brought to the notice of the Department, its authorities said that if the residents had a genuine appeal for improvement, it would be done. The residents, however, say that renovation is only one issue. The other is the status of the post office, and more facilities.

The residents have welcomed the renovation work, recalling how their campaign helped in re-opening it after it was closed for three years on the grounds of poor condition. They have demanded construction of a modern building with more parking facility.

Source: Hindu

Rajasthan: 3 post office officials detained for 'spying' for Pakistan

Three post office officials were detained on Monday on the charges of allegedly spying for Pakistan in Pokhran area of Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district.

The detentions were made by the Intelligence bureau and their questioning is underway.
Post master Kishan Pal, post inspector Vasudev Meghwal and computer operator Naresh Sharma were detained.
Pokhran is a vulnerable spot for terror activities as it is also located near Pakistan's border and a key component of India's nuclear programme is located there.

Further details awaited.

Start up India - Beginning of Capitalist Regime

EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER FEBRUARY-2016


On 16th January, i.e. in the beginning of New Year our Hon`ble Prime-Minister has launched an ambitious Scheme “Start up India” which was announced by him in his speech to the Nation as Prime-Minister from the Wall of Historical Red Fort , New Delhi on 15th August 2015. The concept behind this is to create a congenial atmosphere and ease by relaxing all norms, rules and regulations to set up industries by the Industrialists so that the economy of the country may grow and more job opportunities may be created to the educated unemployed youth of the country.

During his speech Prime-Minister stated that in the last 70 years Governments of India have done a lot but now enough is enough and the all types of business works should be stopped by the Government and it should be handed over to the entrepreneurs “Start up India” programme, the Prime-Minister has declared that for 3 years there will be no restrictions on entrepreneurs who establish Industries in this programme. They will be given Income Tax exemption for 3 years. If anybody establishes any business under this scheme after selling his moveable and immoveable properties. No Capital gain Tax will be levied on him. Besides this such Industrialists will also be given exemption from Labour Laws and environmental laws. Ten thousand crores rupees fund will be allotted for this scheme within 4 years. Government will provide more fund for innovation based programme. At 7(Seven) institutions research parks will be established.

What does it mean in the context of working class? Earlier also Prime-Minister has declared that labour Inspector will not go to visit any industry to see the working conditions of labourers as it causes exploitation of Industrialists. Capitalists. Now the full exemption will be given from labour laws means a free hand to the capitalists to exploit labour like anything. The workers will not be given conducive atmosphere to work and even minimum wage will also not be given to them. They will adopt hire and fire policy. As the amendment has been done in Apprenticeship Act, so for two years they will take work from the workers as apprentice merely giving some stipend. Not only this they will take the work beyond 8 hours and no social security and Job Security will be given. So this type of provisions and open declaration by the Prime-Minister will give free had to Capitalists to exploit the workers to maximum extent.

Giving exemption from Income Tax and Capital gain Tax will benefit the industrialists to maximize their profit and the burden of such exemptions will come on the shoulders of common Tax Payer. To provide Rs. Ten thousand crores fund within 4 years to the entrepreneurs is also a question mark? From where this money will come? This will also be given from the money collected through taxes from the common man. Besides this exemption from environmental laws will also worsen the position as they will exploit the natural resources like anything.

So all beneficial schemes to the industrialists/capitalists and nothing to the working class of India..The workers are still deprived of minimum wage. Our Government is crying that after implementation of 7th CPC Rs.One Lac crores burden will come while in other side the top class industrialists are given benefit of waiver of NPA of Banks worth Rs. One lac twenty five thousand crores. Besides this within 5 years Rs. Twenty five lac crores exemption has been given to the corporates in various Taxes.

The range of income tax exemption to the salaried class employees is not being increased, so whatever is gained as DA as compensation to neutralize the price rise of market is snatched by the government in the form of Income Tax.

For seeking modification in 7th CPC the entirety of Central Government Employees is struggling.

We as worker should analyse and understand the policies of Government of India who is intensifying the neo-liberal economic reforms in various ways like Start up India.

So it is crystal clear that Start up India Programme is beginning of Capitalists Regime which is going to give more opportunities to the Capitalists to exploit the Working Class in various forms.

Additional modes of generating EVC for e-Verification of IT returns

Additional modes of generating Electronic Verification Code (EVC) have been notified in addition to EVC notified vide earlier Notification No. 2/2015 dated 13/07/2015. The two additional modes are i) By pre-validating Bank account details and ii) By pre-validating Demat account details. 


F No. 1/23/CIT(OSD)/E-filing- Electronic Verification /2015-16
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Central Board of Direct Taxes
Directorate of Income Tax (Systems)

Notification No. l /2016

New Delhi
Dated the 19th day of January 2016
Subject: Electronic Verification CODE (EVC) for electronically filed Income Tax Return Additional Modes.
Explanation to sub rule (3) of rule 12 of the Income tax Rules 1962, states that for the purposes of this sub-rule “electronic verification code” means a code generated for the purpose of electronic verification of the person furnishing the return of income as per the data structure and standards specified by Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or Director General of Income-tax (Systems). Further, Sub-rule (4) of Rule 12 of the Income Tax Rules 1962 states that the Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or Director-General of Income-tax (Systems) shall specify the procedures, formats and standards for ensuring secure capture and transmission of data and shall also be responsible for evolving and implementing appropriate security, archival and retrieval policies in relation to furnishing the returns in the manners (other than the paper form) specified in column (iv) of the Table in sub-rule (3) and the report of audit or notice in the manner specified in proviso to sub-rule (2). 

2 In exercise of the powers delegated by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (‘Board’) under Explanation to sub rule 3 and sub-rule 4 of Rule 12 of the Income tax Rules 1962, the Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) lays down the procedures, data structure and standards for additional modes of generation of Electronic Verification Code in addition to EVC prescribed vide earlier Notification No. 2/2015 dated 13th July 2015 as under:

Additional Modes of Generation of EVC:

Case (5): Where the EVC (Electronic Verification Code) is generated by giving bank details to the e-filing website https:l/incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in

A facility to pre-validate Bank account details will be provided to the assessee under Profile Settings menu in e-Filing website i.e.https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. Assessee has to provide the following bank account details: 1. Bank account number 2. IFSC 3. Email ID and 4. Mobile Number. These details provided by the assessee along with PAN and Name as per e-filing database will be validated against the details of taxpayer registered with bank. If the pre-validation is successfully completed, assessee can opt for “Generate EVC using bank account details” option while verifying the Income tax return.

Generated EVC will be sent by e-filing portal to taxpayer’s Email ID and/or Mobile Number verified from bank.

List of Banks participating in this facility will be as provided in https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in

Case (6): Where the EVC (Electronic Verification Code) is generated after Demat account authentication using Demat details registered with CDSL/ NSDL

A facility to pre-validate Demat account details will be provided to the assessee under Profile Settings menu in e-Filing website i.e.https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. Assessee has to provide the following Demat account details: 1. Demat account number 2. Email ID and 3. Mobile Number. These details provided by the assessee along with PAN and Name as per e-filing database will be validated against the details of taxpayer registered with depository (CDSL/NSDL). If the pre-validation is successfully completed, assessee can opt for “Generate EVC using Demat account details” option while verifying the Income tax return.

Generated EVC will be sent by e-filing portal to Email ID and/or Mobile Number verified from CDSL/NSDL.

The Depositories (CDSL/NSDL) participating in this facility will be as provided in https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.

3. Other Conditions
The additional mode of EVC generation will come into effect from the date of issue of this notification. All other condition shall remain same as specified in Notification No 2/2015 dated 13.07.2015 issued by Pr. DGIT (Systems), New Delhi.

4. The mode and process for generation and validation of EVC and its use can be modified, deleted or added by the Principal DGIT (System)/ DGIT (System).

(Nishi Singh)
Pr. DGIT (Systems), CBDT

Source: Income Tax India

Central govt. employees Dearness allowance rises to 125 percent with effect from January 2016


Central Government to keep strict vigil on officers above 55


जनवरी, 2016 के डीए में छह फीसदी की बढ़ोत्तरी तय

केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों के लिए राहत वाली खबर है। उनके महंगाई भत्ते (डीए) में छह फीसदी की बढ़ोत्तरी तय हो गई है। बढ़ा हुआ डीए जनवरी-2016 से मिलेगा। छह फीसदी बढ़ोतरी के बाद कर्मचारियों को अब कुल 125 फीसदी डीए मिलेगा। हालांकि अलग से इसकी घोषणा किए जाने की उम्मीद बहुत कम है। संभावना है कि सातवें वेतन आयोग के तहत निर्धारित वेतन के साथ इसका भुगतान किया जाए।

हालांकि विशेषज्ञों ने पहले ही आंकलन लगा लिया था कि जनवरी-2016 से डीए में छह फीसदी बढ़ोत्तरी के पूरे आसार हैं। दिसंबर माह का उपभोक्ता मूल्य सूचकांक जारी होने के बाद उनके आंकलन पर मुहर लग गई और डीए में छह फीसदी की बढ़ोत्तरी पक्की हो गई। वर्षों से डीए वृद्धि का सटीक आंकलन कर रहे सिविल एकाउंट्स ब्रदरहुड के पूर्व अध्यक्ष हरिशंकर तिवारी ने बताया कि दिसंबर माह का उपभोक्ता मूल्य सूचकांक 269 अंक है जबकि नवंबर का सूचकांक 270 था।

अगर दिसंबर के सूचकांक में 13 अंकों की कमी आती तो डीए वृद्धि पांच फीसदी तक सीमित रह जाती और सूचकांक में दो अंकों की वृद्धि होती तो डीए सात फीसदी बढ़ता लेकिन दोनों ही संभावनाएं बहुत कम थीं और इस बारे में पहले से ही अनुमान लगा लिया गया था। ऐसे में छह फीसदी की वृद्धि तय मानी जा रही थी।

दिसंबर माह के सूचकांक ने इस वृद्धि को पक्का कर दिया। इससे केंद्र के एक करोड़ कर्मचारी एवं पेंशनर्स लाभांवित होंगे। 

61% Indians aged 45-plus want to retire in next 5 years: Survey

Financial constraints are the biggest reason for those unable to retire.

MUMBAI: HSBC's latest edition of The Future of Retirement Healthy New Beginnings study found that 61 per cent of the working population in India aged 45+ want to retire in the next 5 years. 

Around 14 per cent of them believe they will be unable to do so. Of those unable to retire, 71 per cent said that they cannot retire as they would struggle financially. The findings of this study bring out an urgent need for Indians to begin saving early and planning well for their retirement. 

The study found that of the 45+ working population who would like to retire but are unable to due to financial constraints, 53 per cent say this is due to not having saved enough, 42 per cent say it is because they have dependants who rely on their income and 17 per cent cannot retire as they have a lot of debt. 

HSBC's report also reveals that in India, 43 per cent would like to retire in the next five years to spend more time with their family. Others want to travel and pursue other interests (34 per cent) or pursue another career or voluntary work (20 per cent). However, 59 per cent cited work related pressures and issues as the reason for wanting to retire. 

"People worldwide are recognising that retirement can be an opportunity for reinvention and new beginnings. Yet financial barriers are preventing many people from retiring when they would like to - or, in some cases, at all. Almost one in five people fear that they will never be able to retire fully, so the need for sound financial planning is stronger than ever," said S. Ramakrishnan, Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC India. 


"People should consider these aspirations when planning for retirement and ensure they are making sufficient financial provisions for this new chapter in life. Even small amounts saved today can lay the groundwork for a comfortable retirement tomorrow, placing retirement dreams squarely within reach," he added in the statement. 

The survey also stated that more than 18,000 people across 17 countries worldwide, HSBC found that the desire to retire among 45+ pre-retirees is strongest in Argentina (78 per cent), France (77 per cent), China (75 per cent) and the UK (75 per cent). Of those aged 45+ who would like to stop working and are unable to do so, 81 per cent say this is because they would struggle financially. 

The study added that financial pressures are so great that 18 per cent of pre-retirees worldwide predict that they will never be able to retire fully. This is almost twice the proportion that said the same in 2015, when 10 per cent of pre-retirees expected never to be able to afford to fully retire. 

DoPT is engaged in a wide range of activities for the welfare of government servants as well as public at large: Dr Jitendra Singh

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has lauded the contribution of “Kendriya Bhandar” in providing various household goods and products of day-to-day use at competitive price.

He was speaking to a delegation of the Board of Directors of Kendriya Bhandar, led by its Managing Director Shri R.K.Singh, who presented him a dividend cheque for the Financial Year 2014-15.

The cheque was received by Dr Jitendra Singh on behalf of Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) in the presence of Secretary DoPT Shri Sanjay Kothari. The dividend amount handed over through cheque was calculated at the rate of 10% on the paid-up share capital for the Financial Year 2014-15. 

Highlighting the importance of various government supported agencies like Kendriya Bhandar, Dr Jitendra Singh said, these are offering an exclusive service, particularly, for the less affording sections of the society.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, common observation in public is that DoPT only deals with transfers and empanelments but the truth is that DoPT is engaged in a wide range of activities for the welfare of government servants as well as public at large. The spectrum of varied activities supported by DoPT ranges from holding Yoga sessions to organizing sports tournaments, he said and added that Kendriya Bhandar is a Multi-State Cooperative Society functioning under the aegis of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.

In its bid to bring in new innovative reforms, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the Directors of Kendriya Bhandar will be brought on board to introduce various modifications which could enrich the contributions of the Kendriya Bhandar to the society.

Over payment of Transport Allowance - Audit instructions

File No : F.No.L7-4/2015-PAP
Dated : 05.01.2016

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National Pension System (NPS) Service Week will be observed from 1st February to 6th February, 2016


Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
29-January-2016 11:35 IST


To mark the completion of two years of statutory status of PFRDA, National Pension System (NPS) Service Week will be observed from 1st February to 6th February, 2016 dedicated to service-orientation towards the subscribers and building awareness and improved information dissemination.

PFRDA would be completing 2 years of its statutory status on February 1, 2016 as the ACT conferring the statutory status to PFRDA was notified on 1st Feb 2014. To mark this occasion, PFRDA in collaboration with all its intermediaries in the National Pension System (NPS), namely the Central and the State Governments nodal offices, POPs, Aggregators, Central Recordkeeping Agency, NPS Trust etc. is observing NPS Service Week from February 1- 6, 2016. This week-long campaign is being dedicated to service-orientation towards the subscribers and aimed at awareness building and improved information dissemination. 

On this occasion, besides sharing of information on the range of functionalities and services now available under the NPS, the subscriber community shall be apprised about the need for constant updation of data/information to enable the system to operate at its optimum service level, so that the intended benefits now available under the new functionalities, can reach all the employees/subscribers under NPS. Besides, the subscribers will also be able to make best use of this opportunity and facilities available therein. 

Following are some of the activities which may be undertaken by the nodal officers in the proposed NPS Service Week: 

• Creating awareness about the NPS – Salient features of the scheme, the process of joining it, special efforts to reduce subscribers’ grievances, etc. 
• Printing and distribution of the subscriber brochure for Govt. Subscribers. 
• Updation of subscriber details through S2 Form. 
• Conversion of non IRA to IRA compliant status. 
• Advising subscribers regarding benefits associated with PRAN being IRA compliant and updation of contact details. 
• Printing of Transaction Statement for the subscribers and distributing the same on the specific request of the subscriber. 
• Suitably rewarding/ acknowledging the best performing office/ branch/ person on completion of the NPS Service Week. 

PFRDA has also advised the CRA (NSDL) in this matter for actively assisting the Nodal Offices, POPs and aggregators in this campaign and for providing necessary guidance and further information to the employee-subscribers. This exercise is likely to help around 95 lakhs subscribers and would be available through more than 2 lakhs of points of interface comprising of Government offices , banks, non- bank Points of Presence and aggregators. 

On its part, the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority is organizing the 2nd Pension Conclave in Delhi on 4th February 2016 with the theme, “Towards Universal Pension: Coverage, Adequacy and Sustainability”. All the stake holders – POPs, CRA, TB, PFs, Custodian, Nodal Officers etc are expected to participate and share their experiences. PFRDA proposes to use this occasion to acknowledge/ award the best performing banks and Post Offices in mobilization and registration of subscribers under the Atal Pension Yojana up to 31st December 2015 and institute awards for best performing POPs under the Voluntary segment of the National Pension System.

Inventory movement from HO to SO - DOP Finacle Guide

Step by step guide for movement of inventory ( Cheque Books/ Saving Certificates) From HO to SO in India Post Finacle.

Scenario: Indent received from SO for cheque books or saving certificates. At HO we have to transfer certificates to SO in DOP Finacle.

Step By Step Procedure in Detail :

It is common practice of sending stock to SOs from HO. Actually we can directly transfer stock from HO to SO in finacle so that the SO officials need not repeat the same procedure again at their side.

At HO first they have to identify the stock to be sent to SO and they will have to invoke the menu HIMC to move the identified stock from DL-DL to ZZ-EXT.
Let see how it is done.

1.Invoke the menu HIMC
2.Select the Function as "ADD"
3.Then click on Go then the system will ask to enter the following as shown
Enter the from location Class as "DL"
Enter the from location Code ad "DL"
Enter the To Location Class as "ZZ"
Enter the To Location Code as "EXT"
4.Then click on ACCEPT
5.Then click on searcher for inventory class/type
6.Then the system displays the list of inventory available in the DOP Finacle
7.Then from the list of inventory choose the stock which you have identified to send it to SO.
8.Then click on submit then system generates the transaction note it for verification.

Verification of Inventory:-

1.Invoke HIMC menu
2.Function - Verify
3.Enter Transaction ID
4.Click on GO(F4)
5.Then click on authorizer details
6.Then click on authorize then the system will ask to enter the password
7.Enter the password and then click on login then the system will show both from location and to location as authorized
8.Then click on SUBMIT(F10) then the system will show transaction id verified successfully
After moving the identified stock from DL-DL to ZZ-EXT the HO supervisor has to use the menu HCCS to change the context sol id to the sol id of the office to which the inventory is being supplied.
Lets see how it is done.

1. Invoke HCCS menu
2. Enter New Context Sol ID = The sol id to which stock is being given.
3. Click Submit.

After Changing the Context Sol id the supervisor will again use HIMC to transfer certificates from ZZ-EXT to DL-DL ( This DL- DL belongs to the SO to which stock is being sent).

Lets see the step by step procedure.


1.Invoke the menu HIMC
2.Select the Function as "ADD"
3.Then click on Go then the system will ask to enter the following as shown
Enter the from location Class as "ZZ"
Enter the from location Code ad "EXT"
Enter the To Location Class as "DL"
Enter the To Location Code as "DL"
4.Then click on ACCEPT
5.Then click on searcher for inventory class/type
6.Then the system displays the list of inventory available in the DOP Finacle
7.Then from the list of inventory i.e.,
For Cheques inventory class is CHQ and inventory type is CHQ
For newly introduced inventory class is KVN and inventory type as K1000,K10T,K5000 AND K50T.
For old KVP inventory class in KVP ans inventory type is K10000,K50000,KV1000,KV5000,KVP500 and KVP100.
For NSC 8 issue inventory class is NS8 and inventory type is N10000,NC1000,NC5000,NSC100 and NSC500.
For NSC 9 issue inventory class is NS9 and inventory type is N10000,NC5000,NC1000,NSC500 and NSC100.
8.Then from the above list select the inventory you are receiving, Give start no. and quantity then system auto calculates the end number
9.Then click on submit then system generates the transaction note it for verification.

Note this transaction id and send this id to SO along with physical stock.

At SO after receiving the physical stock , verify the transaction id using HIMC and check the stock entered in the system with actual stock received. If everything is correct , then authorize the transaction and complete the verification. 

Verification of Inventory:-

1.Invoke HIMC menu
2.Function - Verify
3.Enter Transaction ID
4.Click on GO(F4)
5.Then click on authorizer details
6.Then click on authorize then the system will ask to enter the password
7.Enter the password and then click on login then the system will show both from location and to location as authorized
8.Then click on SUBMIT(F10) then the system will show transaction id verified successfully

So this is how we can transfer stock directly to SOs and they can complete the transaction by just verifying and authorizing the transaction.

NSC / KVP data Entry Tool v1.1

NSC / KVP Data Entry Tool 

Version : 1.1 Beta (for Testing)
Developed by : PoTools.
Dear SAs/ SPMs,
KVP / NSC Data Entry has been developed by me for CBS Purposes, In view of security download link will be shared only for required users.
This is for testing purposes. Kindly send mail to potools1@gmail.com for download link.

Procedure to issue Instant/Personlaised ATM cards in DOP Finacle

Step by Step Debit Card Issue and Activation by Finacle Solution

There are two type of Debit Card which is issued by DOP to saving bank account customer.
  1. Instant Card
  2. Personalized Card 

Prerequisites for issue Debit Card  in Finacle

  • Concern PO to check authenticity of KYC document of applicant 
  • Counter PA will check photo and signature of the customer before issuing ATM Card in IES Menu.
Menu Shortcut – CMRC
GO 
  • Remove Special Character 
  • Name character should be 21. 
  • All Banking Details should be updated. 
  • Submit 
Verify From Supervisor
Menu Shortcut – HAALM
GO 
  • Change Name with removing of special character 
  • Submit and verify from supervisor.
  • ATM Card stock register should be maintained as following.
CCMM command is used for issued both ATM card. The process of issued a Insta Card is described below.

Before issuing ATM cards kindly ensure the following conditions are fulfilled.

1.     Minimum balance in account should be Rs. 50/-
2.     CIF should be updated with the latest KYC documents.
3.     Update mobile number and email id if possible as message alert service is available.

Procedure to follow by counter clerk

Menu: CCMM
Enter CCMM command in command box. Following screen will be displayed
  • Select Add in Function menu and enter cif id of the customer and click on GO

  • Enter account number of the customer. Name will be fetched automatically.
  • Select card type as Instant
Enter the KIT number which is available on the ATM card envelope.
Select Primary Account Flag as YES
Select Action as New Card Request
And Click on Submit

  •  You will get the message “The record is added successfully”

Procedure to follow by Supervisor

1.  Menu: CCMM
Select Function: Verify
Enter CIF id and then click on GO
2.  The following screen will be displayed. All the details will be fetched automatically. Check all the details available on the screen and ensure they are correct.
Then click on Submit and it will show a message “Record verified successfully”.
 These requests will be downloaded and processed by Bangalore CPC at once and cards will be active by next day morning.

Procedure to Issue Personalized ATM  Card

The procedures are same as Instant Card Only Difference is we can edit the Account Holder Name as Customer Required Format.
Personalized Kit with PIN Number directly send to the Customer Address.

PostInfo Mobile Application for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

Postinfo -- Department of Posts Windows Mobile Application 


Postinfo, the citizen centric Windows Mobile application of Department of Posts developed by Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology .
The app provides the following facilities; 
1) Tracking 
2) Post office search 
3) Postage Calculator 
4) Insurance premium calculator 
5) Interest calculator

Download Windows Postinfo Application of India Post


Procedure to inquire the cheuqe status or cheque book inquiry in DOP Finacle

  • In order to find whether the cheque is passed or used or unused for a particular SB account we need to inquire the cheque book status in DOP Finacle.
  • In DOP Finacle in order to inquire the status of the cheque ( cheque book inquiry ) procedure can be done in 2 steps.
  1. By using the menu HCHBI( Cheque Book Inquiry).
  2. By using the menu HCHBM (Cheque Book Maintainence).
Method 1:- 

Procedure to inquire cheque book by using HCHBI

  • Invoke the menu HCHBI then the system will display the below screen as shown in the below figure.
  • Then in the above enter the account number as shown in the below screen

Then the system validates the account number after successful validation then click on Go then the system will display the list of cheques issued to that particular SB account and it also displays the status of each cheque as shown in the below figure
  • In the above it is clear the system will show the list of cheques issued to that particular account.
  • It also shows the number of cheques passed and number of cheques unsed.
  • Then click on view detiails to know the status of each leaf as shown in the below screen shot
Method 2 :-

Procedure to Inquire cheque book by using the menu HCHBM

  • Invoke the menu HCHBM then the system will display the below screen a shown

  • Then enter the Account id as shown in the below figure
  • After successfull account validation click on Go then the system will show the list of cheques issued to that particlar account and also status of the cheques as shown'

7th Pay Commission – How minimum and maximum salaries have been fixed

7th Pay Commission – How minimum and maximum salaries have been fixed

From time to time, the Centre appoints pay commissions for examining various aspects of the compensation package of central government employees and recommend appropriate pay revisions. So far, seven central pay commissions have been appointed.

The first was constituted in 1946, followed by commissions appointed in 1957, 1970, 1983, 1994, 2006 and 2014. These commissions are the successors of Royal commissions set up during the British raj. The gap between two pay commissions has been about a dozen years, but the last pay commission was appointed within a space of eight years.

What factors are examined in fixing salaries of government employees?

The seventh pay commission report states that the salaries of government employees should be enough to motivate them to work as well as retain them in government service as the recruitment and training process of new employees is an expensive affair. Another important basis, is equity or equal pay for equal work.

How is the minimum salary fixed?

The estimation of minimum pay in government is the first step towards building a new pay structure. It is fixed by considering the recommendations of the 15th Labour Conference held in 1957. The need-based wages are fixed to cover all the needs of a worker’s family.One key measure is food requirements as specified by the recommendations of Dr Wallace Akroyd’s formula providing a minimum of 2,700 calories and a specified quanitity of protein, fat and so on.

The normative family is taken to consist of a spouse and two children below the age of 14. With the husband assigned one unit, wife 0.8 units and the two children 0.6 units each, the minimum wage needs to be enough to provide for three consumption units. It also keeps in mind the 1991 judgment of the Supreme Court asking for providing for education, medical expenses, recreation, festivals and ceremonies. Based on these criteria, the minimum wage fixed by the seventh pay commission is Rs 18,000.

How are higher level salaries fixed?

The pay matrix has two dimensions hor izontal and vertical.

There are 18 horizon tal levels for starting points in various government jobs and then there are verti cal ranges of pay progression for each of these levels.An employee joins at a particular level and progresses within the level as per the vertical range. The movement is usually on an annual basis, based on annual increments till the time of their next promotion. Different compensations are fixed for all these stages.

In the first pay commission, there was a huge difference between the highest and the lowest paid government employees. For instance in 1948, the salary of the highest paid government official was Rs 2,000 which was 37 times higher than the Rs 55 paid to the lowest earning employee. The ratio was progressively reduced to reach 10.2 times by the fifth pay commission. In the seventh pay commission stands at 13.9

Source: Economics Times