Friday, March 18, 2016

Dept Of Post Ties Up With 400 Ecommerce Retailers


16 March, 2016, New Delhi: In order to avail their services to the remotest areas of the country, around 400 retailers have tied with Department of Posts. With the network of 1.55 lakh post offices across the country, the department is aiming to revolutionise its services with the help of these ecommerce retailers.

Commenting on the development, Kavery Banerjee, Secretary of Department of Posts, “India Post is a natural partner for ecommerce companies because of our reach and network. We are looking at 100 per cent year-on-year growth and by March, we will generate revenues of INR 250 Cr from parcels and speed post.”

According to the note released by the IT ministry, “The Department has tied up with more than 400 ecommerce agencies, including Flipkart, Amazon, YepMe, Snapdeal and the like, for delivering ecommerce pre-paid as well as cash-on-delivery (CoD) orders.”

As per the official data of Department of Posts, everyday it delivers around 40,000 ecommerce parcels. The average value of parcels handled by India Post is Rs 5,000 for urban areas and INR 3,000 for rural areas.

Use of COD services to send fake Materials

Easy configuration of office accounts for the Particular SOLID

Excel file is enclosed h/w for easy configuration of office accounts for the Particular SOLID.We can use this sheet for copy and paste the office accounts easily without errors.This will also little bit helpful for the deputing officials who are all on the move for deputation.
Developed by S. Thiyagarajan SPM KILAIYUR S.O 609304

Atm inaguration at chitradurga HO on 16-03-16

ATM inauguration in Chitradurga HO on 16-03-16, from left side our SPOS Sri O Govindappa, next to him Minister H Anjaneya, Next GH thippa ready MLA, next K Devaraj Postmaster Gr-III

Verification of all accounts in Finacle before end of financial year interest calculation

Important instruction: verification before End of Year interest calculation 

We are nearing the end of the financial year when interest calculation and posting are due for SB accounts. 

Post Offices advised to verify all the accounts which have been modified but verification is pending since interest posting for such accounts will fail resulting in complaints and tickets being raised for non-posting of interest. 

Unverified accounts can be listed by respective offices using the HAFI menu. Following are the fields to be entered in HAFI for finding out unverified transactions: 

Procedure to view the unverified accounts

Invoke the menu HAFI and enter the following details as mentioned below
Enter the SOL ID ____________
Enter the Table Short Name as "GAM"
In the Ref NO files "give two balnk spaces"
Enter the General Ledger Subhead code as _________
Enter the function code as "M" 
Select the Authorized option as "Not authorized" as mentioned in the below screen shot 

Following are the Genearl Ledger Subhead codes 
SB - 30001
PPF - 33001
NSS87 -30021
NSS92 -30022
RD -30010
TD 1 YR - 30011
TD 2YR - 30012
TD 3YR - 30013
TD 5YR - 30014
TD EXCEPTION - 30015
MIS - 30016
MIS EXCEPTION - 30017
SCSS DEFENCE - 30018
SCSS VRS - 30019
SCSS GENERAL - 30020.
After entering all the details then click on Go then the system will show the list of unverified accounts as shown in the below figure. 

Note that if any verificaiton is pending in DOP Finalce application then the system will not calculate the interest for such unverified accounts.So kindly verify immediately. 

Accounts thus identified have to verified to ensure interest is calculated and posted in them .

The proposed payments bank of Dept of Posts is likely to provide DBT facility of various ministries: MoC IT

MoC IT Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad

The proposed payments bank of Department of Posts is likely to provide DBT facility of various ministries, Parliament was informed on 16.03.2016.

"The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) is likely to provide "Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) of social security payments of various ministries," Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed informed Lok Sabha in a written reply.

The DBT schemes are presently handled through banks. The postal department has been managing distribution of wages under MGNREGA scheme.

Under the DBT scheme, the government directly transfers subsidies into the bank accounts of the people eligible for benefit. Subsidies, including LPG, of around 35-40 government schemes are covered under it.

As per official data, till December 27 around Rs 40,000 crore was directly reaching the beneficiaries through various schemes.

The postal department has also received 'In-Principle' approval from the Reserve Bank of India on September 7, 2015 for setting up of the payments bank within 18 months.

The Department has received clearance for funds from the Public Investment Board (PIB) for the payment banks.

"The DoP is seeking approval of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs for setting up of the IPPB," Prasad said.

The IPPB is also likely to facilitate payments of central and state governments as well as municipal dues and fees of various universities and educational institutions.

List of other probable service includes "person to person remittances both domestic and cross border."

"Special focus will be on providing economical, safe and convenient money transfer facilities to migrant labourers, NRIs remitting money to relatives, institutions etc," Prasad said.

The IPPB may distribute third party financial products such as insurance, mutual funds and pension products, give access to formal credit products by acting as banking correspondents of banks and facilitate utility bill payments for electricity, water, telephone, gas etc, the minister added.

On financial services being provided by the Department, the minister said that 652 ATMs have been installed at major post offices and 1,33,486 ATM or Debit cards have been issued to Post Office Savings Bank customers.

Migrants drive demand for postal ID cards

CHENNAI, March 17, 2016 

Every day, staff members at the Anna Nagar post office handle queries from workers from other States, who wait to get applications for a postal identity card. Migrant workers submit nearly 50 per cent of the applications that the post offices receive for these postal ID cards.

The postal ID card is the most preferred photo identity proof for many who do not have any other documents. However, some of the migrant workers continue to have problems in getting the cards as they are unable to produce the relevant documents while applying for them.

When V. Rakesh, who works at a hotel in Kilpauk, applied for a postal card, he had to produce a letter from his house owner to get one. Moreover, his application was rejected as he was staying in the accommodation provided above the hotel.

On an average, post offices in the city receive about 4,000 applications for ID cards every month. Officials of the postal department said students and people who shifted to the city to work in hotels and shops as well as construction workers opt for postal ID cards as a basic document to get any other address proof. Many Chennai Metro Rail Limited staff too prefer it.

Besides serving as a valid document to open bank accounts, it can be produced as proof during train travel and also to obtain services like LPG connections. However, some face difficulty in getting applications. They are required to furnish a letter from their house owner, but many landlords do not provide their address proof.

Officials of the postal department said rental agreement or rent receipt is also accepted as a document along with the application. “We have simplified the verification process to reduce rejection rate, but do not issue them to people who cannot read or write as it may be misused by others,” said an official.

Since the introduction of the service in 2008, nearly 3.7 lakh cards have been issued in the Chennai city region.

Source : http://www.thehindu.com/

7th Pay Commission notification to be issued after states polls

Pay Commission notification to be issued after states polls


New Delhi: The notification to put into effect the Seventh pay commission recommendation will be issued after the completion of states assemblies’ poll process as the model code of conduct is currently in place, sources of Finance Ministry said on Wednesday.

The assemblies’ election of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry states, which will be held from April 4 to May 16 and the counting of votes in the states will take place on May 19 but the model code of conduct will remain in place till May 21.

So, it is believed that the government will announce Seventh pay commission award after the end of model code of conduct of states assemblies election.

The government doesn’t want to give any chance to the Opposition to deter its image in the polls and hence, sources, said that the announcement of the dates of the the model code of conduct of states polls seems to be the cut-off point for notification of the Seventh pay commission award.

The Seventh pay commission recommendations will benefit 48 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners including dependents.

“The BJP led central government decided execution time of the pay commission’s proposals in April but the Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by cabinet Secretary can’t sort out some anomalies of Seventh pay commission recommendations like scrapping of advances, allowances and minimum pay before declaration of states Assemblies polls,” sources said.

Sources also said the Implementation cell of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries for the Seventh pay commission recommendation in Finance Ministry works hard to send a summary of the pay commission implementation to PMO for its nod. After PMO’s nod, it would be placed before the cabinet for its nod through cabinet secretary.

Sources said the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations implementation notification will be issued in June, after cabinet nod.

The Seventh Pay Commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014, The Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur submitted its 900-page final report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 19, recommending 23.55 per cent hike in salaries and allowances of Central government employees and pensioners.

The panel recommended a 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, the lowest in 70 years. The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.

The Seventh pay commission recommended fixing the highest basic salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000and its increased the pay gap between the minimum and maximum from existing 1:12 to 1: 13.8

The government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and pensioners, often these are adopted by states after some modifications. However, the Seventh Pay Commission suggested to discontinue the practice of appointing pay commissions in future.