Saturday, March 12, 2016

Post Office Bank’s first ATM facility launched in city -VISAKHAPATNAM

The HinduIndia Post's first ATM in Visakhapatnam Region inaugurated at the Velampeta Head Post Office in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. -Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam

15 more automated teller machines will become operational in the Visakhapatnam region covering the five north coastal districts by month-end.

Post Office Bank, which has achieved 70 per cent integration with the Core Banking System (CBS) in the Visakhapatnam region, has taken the next logical step by launching its automatic teller machine (ATM).

The first ATM in the region, covering Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, and East Godavari districts, was inaugurated on Thursday at the Velampeta Head Post Office here by District Collector N. Yuvaraj.

“The post office has a target of achieving 100 per cent CBS coverage, and 15 more ATMs would be operational in the region by the end of the month,” Visakhapatnam Region Postmaster General M. Sampath said after the ATM was inaugurated.

India Post has a target of migrating all the 25,000 post offices across the country to the CBS. Thereafter, ATMs would be integrated with other bank networks.

“Following a suggestion made by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, the India Post is exploring the possibility of making the ATMs give audio instructions in local language as most of the India Post ATMs are located in rural and semi-urban areas and a large number of users are illiterate,” Mr. Sampath toldThe Hindu .

The department is also exploring options of making the India Post ATMs provide more services like cash deposits, thereby improving access to banking services in the remote areas.

India Post has successfully adopted technology in the implementation of its three major operations — Insurance, Banking and Mail handling, Mr. Sampath said.

The technology migration of postal insurance has enabled receipt of premium in any of the branches and payment of maturity at head post offices.

Congratulating India Post for successfully integrating technology in its operations, Dr. Yuvaraj said that India Post continued to play an important role in the lives of common persons and in remote areas.

“Once India Post ATMs are integrated with other banks, it would enable persons in remote places access banking services,” he added.

Visakhapatnam Region Senior Superintendent of Post Offices K.V.L.N. Murty, officials and staff of India Post, and customers were present.

Following the CM’s suggestion, the possibility of making ATMs give audio instructions in local language being explored

M. Sampath

Visakhapatnam Region Postmaster General

Implementation of 7th CPC report is nearing on amid talks at various levels

Implementation of 7th CPC report is nearing on amid talks at various levels, Please read this news paper report published in Hindi news paper:-
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EPFO launches an incentive scheme for employers

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
11-March-2016 17:26 IST

EPFO launches an incentive scheme for employers to encourage partnership in allotment of universal account number (UAN) to their employees 

Employers can get refund upto 10% of administrative charges payable to EPFO under a new incentive scheme

EPFO, Head Office, New Delhi: In order to boost the process of seeding the Universal Account Number (UAN) with KYC (e.g PAN, bank account details, Aadhar) that enables enhanced services from EPFO, an “Incentive Refund Scheme” has been launched. The Scheme shall be in operation for one year beginning 1st January 2016 to 31st December, 2016.

The employers can now claim upto 10% refund of administrative charges on fulfilling certain criteria relating to UAN in respect of its contributing members. The refund as per the scheme comes in two categories:-

Incentive Refund Scheme A

Claim 10% refund of administrative charges by:-
(i) Providing member’s details as required under Form No. 11 (New) (80% or above)
(ii) Seeding of all the three i.e AADHAR (atleast 80% of (i) above, bank account (100% of (i) above) and PAN (wherever applicable).
(iii) UAN activation (100% of (i) above)

Incentive Refund Scheme B

Claim 5% refund of administrative charges by:-
(a) Providing member’s details as required under Form No. 11 (New) (60% or above).
(b) Seeding of all the three i.e AADHAR (70% of (a) above, bank account (80% of (a) above) and PAN (wherever applicable).
(c) UAN activation (60% of (a) above).

Only such establishments that have in each month of the quarter achieved the criteria for qualification can avail the incentive of 5% or 10% by way of refund at the end of every quarter starting from quarter ending March, 2016.

Already 6.38 crore UAN numbers have been allotted by EPFO. Seeding of UAN with KYC details including Aadhar, bank details is a priority area for EPFO. This is being carried out in full swing. More than 2.44 crore members have activated their Universal Account Number and are able to access enhanced services like downloadable dynamic UAN card, updated details of PF accounts, auto trigger of transfer request while changing employment etc. The incentive scheme aims to improve service delivery to those who need the most. It is now possible for employers to submit UAN based claims directly to PF offices, without attestation of the employers.

Massive Demonstration on 11.03.2016 against retrograde recommendations of 7th CPC

On Call of Confederation of Central Govt Employee and Workers & National Federation of Postal Employees 

Massive Lunch Hour demonstration were organised by AIPEU Gr 'C' Gonda Dn (UP Circle) at Place Gonda Head Post Office against the retrograde recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission and in support of NJCA - Charter of Demands .

Struggle for Unity and Unity for struggle.




Strengthening of Administration by periodical review under FR 56(j) - Autonomous Institutions

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