Saturday, April 30, 2016

Facility for Disabled and Senior Citizens on Trains and at Railway Stations

Facility for Disabled and Senior Citizens on Trains and at Railway Stations

Instructions exist for provision of Wheel Chair at stations. This facility is provided, duly escorted by coolies (on payment) as per present practice.

Almost all the Mail/Express trains (except special type of trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Janshatabdi, AC Special, Duronto) including Garib Rath trains have been provided with at least one disabled friendly coach. SLRD (Second Class Cum Luggage Cum Guard Van & Disabled friendly compartment) coaches and Power Cars for Garib Rath trains having provisions for PWD (Persons with Disability) Compartment with air-conditioning are already in service. These coaches have wider entrance doors for wheelchair access. Besides, following features are also provided: 
  • Wider entrance doors of 920 mm width against 782 mm in conventional body side doors.
  • Handrails on side walls for providing assistance to the disabled.
  • Wider aisle of 1050 mm instead of usual 570 mm (the seats alongside the sidewall have been removed).
  • Wider cushioned Berths – 707 mm instead of 607 mm in conventional coaches.
  • To accommodate wheel chairs, space between berths increased to 1201 mm against usual 542 mm.
  • Larger Lavatory: 1947 mm square instead of 1540 mm x1189 mm.
  • Wider lavatory door provided: 840 mm instead of usual 520 mm.
  • Additional grab rails provided in the lavatory.
  • Lower height of wash basin and mirror in the toilet.
Zonal Railways have been authorised to introduce ‘Battery Operated Vehicles’ at major Railway Stations for Disabled, Old Aged and sick Passengers on first come first served basis through sponsorship from individuals, NGOs, trusts, Charitable institutions, Corporates and PSUs/Corporate Houses under their Corporate Social Responsibility with no charge to passenger or to the Railway.

Provision/augmentation of amenities at stations, including those for differently abled passengers is a continuous process. In order to provide better accessibility to differently abled passengers, short term facilities as detailed below have been planned at all stations: 
  1. Standard ramp for barrier free entry.
  2. Earmarking at least two parking lots.
  3. Non-slippery walk-way from parking lot to building.
  4. Signages of appropriate visibility.
  5. At least one toilet (on the ground floor).
  6. At least one drinking water tap suitable for use by differently-abled persons.
  7. ‘May I help you’ Booth.
In addition, long term facilities as detailed below have been planned at ‘A-1’, ‘A’ & ‘B’ category stations:
  1. Provision of facility for inter-platform transfer.
  2. Engraving on edges of platform.
Instructions have been issued to zonal railways for providing above facilities at all ‘A-1’ category stations by July 2016 and to provide all identified short term facilities at 50% of stations by March 2018.

This Press Release based on information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 29.04.2016 (Friday).

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Finacle Training lesson 6 [ 2 Steps, 4 States]

Recap:
In the previous lesson we have learnt about the basic terminology which is used in Finacle. If you have not already read the previous lesson please read it and come back to start reading this lesson.

In this lesson we will learn about the basics of all the transnational procedures. This lesson is very important in this training series. So please pay a bit more attention.

There are two steps in the completion of transaction in Finacle.

Yes there are two steps in the completion of a single transaction in Finacle. In the first step Counter PA does the transaction in his/her login. In the second step Supervisor verifies/authorizes the transaction in their login. This concept of one person doing the transaction and other person verifying is called as maker-checker concept.

Why verification is necessary?

  • The answer is simple. Verification is necessary to prevent frauds, to check for errors and to prevent any misappropriations.
  • This verification concept is not new for us. We use to clear forms in the supervisor login of Sanchay post also. But verification had no significance in Sanchay post. Only because we cannot generate LOT without clearing the forms, we used to clear those forms.
  • But in finacle verification is mandatory. A transaction is completed only after the verification. Without verification of transactions we cannot perform day end operation.
  • So remember there are two steps in completion of any transaction. The transaction can be cash transaction or non cash transaction; it has to be verified by the supervisor.
  • Note: There is only one transaction which does not require any verification. It is SB withdrawal up to Rs.5000/-

The Four states of a Transaction

In the above section we have learnt that a transaction is not completed until verification is completed. So before verification a transaction will be in unverified state. In this unverified state there are 2 stages/states.

They are
1. Entered State
2. Posted State

After counter PA does a transaction in Finacle, it can be in either Entered state or in Posted State. After verification, the transaction changes its state to Verified State.

So totally there are 3 states for a transaction.
1. Entered State
2. Posted State
3. Verified State

Now let us see what is meant by Entered state, posted state and verified State.

1. Entered State: If a transaction is in entered state, it means that the deposit or withdrawal relating to that transaction has not yet been affected in the ledger of the account.
It means that, the transaction takes place but it will not affect any of the ledgers, be it the account ledger, teller cash position or LOT. Only after verification all these will be affected and the transaction will change its state to Verified State.
The transaction which will be in entered state before verification are a) RD deposit, b) SB withdrawal above 5000 and c) New accounts in which transaction is required.
We cannot modify any transaction once it is done.
We can delete transactions which are entered state. So if you do any mistake in transactions which are in entered state, we can delete that transaction and do that transaction again correctly.
Deleting does not mean that the transaction completely vanishes from the system. It will be available in the system as a deleted transaction.


2. Posted State: If a transaction is in posted state, it means that the deposit or withdrawal relating to that transaction has affected the ledger of the account.
It means that, the transaction has affected the account ledger, teller cash position and it will also appear in the LOT.
The transactions which will be in posted state before verification are a) All transactions which are not in entered state b) all transactions which are not in verified state and c) transaction whose state is modified from entered state using HTM menu before verification.
We cannot modify or delete a transaction which is in posted state.


3. Verified State: A transaction is said to be verified only after verification is done by supervisor. But there is one exception. SB withdrawal up to Rs.5000/- does not require verification. It will be in verified state by default.
We cannot modify or delete a transaction which is in verified state.
4. All transactions which are deleted will be in deleted state. Only the state changes from entered to deleted state. The transaction will still be available in the system for inquiry.
So these are the four states of transaction. I hope you are following me.


Since this is not a live training session. I will give you some work which you have to do in office. From this lesson onwards you will have some observations to do in the office. If you do these observations or work which I give you at the end of each lesson from now onwards, you will understand more clearly what I’m trying to teach.

Observation to be done at office:

1. Collect some SB, RD, PPF and SSA transactions which you have done in the day.
2. Invoke the menu HFTI (Don’t worry I’ll teach about HFTI menu in detail in later lessons).
3. A new screen will appear. In that screen you will see field “A/c Id” ( See the image below)


In the A/c Id field enter the account numbers which you have collected in the first step, one by one. For example, enter SB account number of the transaction and Click on Go button.

4. When you enter the account number and click on GO, the following screen will come.


5. Repeat the same process with the vouchers of all transactions.
What you have to do is observe the status of each transaction before verification and after verification.

So that’s it for today’s lesson. See you again tomorrow.

Points to remember in this lesson:

1. There are two steps in completion of a transaction. Counter PA does the transaction and supervisor verifies the transaction
2. There are three states for a transaction. They are Entered State, Posted State and Verified state.
3. Do not forget to observe the status of the transaction in the counter tomorrow.

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Special benefit in cases of. death and disability in service- Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension of Pre-2006 disability pensioners/ Family Pensioners-regarding

No.45/3/2008-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.
Dated the 29th April, 2016.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Special benefit in cases of death and disability in service— Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension of Pre-2006 disability pensioners/ Family Pensioners—regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that the pension of pensioners/family pensioners who were drawing pension/family pension as on 1.1.2006 under the CCS(EOP) Rules was to be revised in accordance with Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare OM No.38/37/2008-P&P&W(A) dated 1.9.2008. Accordingly, instructions were issued vide this Department OM of even number dated 30th September, 2010 for extension of benefits of modified parity to past pensioners for revision of disability pension/family pension covered under CCS(EOP) Rules.

2. Orders were issued vide this Departments OM No.38/37/2008-P&PW(A) dated 28th January, 2013 for further stepping up of normal pension/family pension to 50%/30% of the sum of minimum pay in the pay band and grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scales from which the pensioner had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment table annexed to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August 2008. It was decided to extend this benefit to pre-2006 disability pensioner/family pensioner covered under the Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules vide this Departments OM of even number dated 20.11.2014.

3. Orders have been issued vide this Departments OM No.38/37/2008-P&PVV(A) dated 30.7.2015 to revise the pension/family pension of all pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners in accordance with this Departments OM No.38/37/2008-P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 with effect from 1.1.2006 instead of 24.09.2012. Accordingly, it has been decided that the benefit of revision of disability pension/extra-ordinary family pension in terms of this Departments OM of even number dated 20.11.2014 would also be applicable w.e.f. 01.01.2006 instead of 24.09.2012.

4. All other terms and conditions in the O.M. dated 3.2.2000, as amended vide O.M. No.45/3/2008-P&PW (F) dated 18.11. 2008, 30.09.2010 and 20.11.2014 shall remain unchanged.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their I.D Note No.1(5)/EV/2012, dated 23.02.2016.

6. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis. All Pension disbursing officers are also advised to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefits of disability pensioners/Family pensioners.

7. Hindi version will follow.

(Sujasha Choudhury)
Deputy Secretary