Friday, February 23, 2018

DA hike for AP govt staff with retrospective effect from 1.1.2017

Here is a piece of good news for state government employees. The state Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here on Wednesday, approved a raise of 2.09 per cent in dearness allowance (DA).
According to Information and Public Relations Minister Kaluva Srinivasulu who briefed the media on the Cabinet decisions, the DA has been raised from 22.008 per cent to 24.1014 per cet in accordance with the Pay Revision Commission (PRC)' recommendations of 2015.

The raise in DA is applicable with retrospective effect from January 1, 2017. For those who are drawing salaries in accordance with the UGC scales, the hike would be 136 per cent from 132 per cent. For village revenue assistants (VRAs), remuneration has been hiked by Rs 300.

The hike in the DA would be paid to the employees only from April 1, 2018. The arrears would be credited to their GPF accounts. The hike in dearness allowance places a burden of Rs 69.91 crore per month and Rs 838.87 crore per year on the state government exchequer. The hike in wages for VAOs would work out to Rs 6.57 crore. Together, the total burden would be Rs 845.44 crore, Srinivasulu said.

न्यायालयीन समन्सवाटप आता पोस्टमनमार्फत

मुंबई - फौजदारी खटल्यांचा जलदगतीने निकाल लागावा यासाठी आता न्यायालयाकडून बजावल्या जाणाऱ्या समन्सचे वाटप पोस्टमनमार्फत करण्याचा निर्णय घेण्यात येणार आहे, अशी माहिती राज्य सरकारच्या वतीने मुंबई उच्च न्यायालयाला आज देण्यात आली. 
धनादेश न वटल्यासंबंधीच्या हजारो प्रलंबित दाव्यांची सुनावणी केवळ समन्स वेळेत पोचत नसल्यामुळे रखडली आहे, असे निदर्शनास आणणारी जनहित याचिका न्यायालयात करण्यात आली आहे. या याचिकेमध्ये आज राज्य सरकारच्या वतीने प्रतिज्ञापत्र दाखल करण्यात आले. गृह विभागाच्या अधिकाऱ्यांनी नुकतीच टपाल विभागाच्या अधिकाऱ्यांशी यासंबंधी एक बैठक घेतली होती. त्यानुसार संबंधित निर्णय अंतिम टप्प्यात आलेला आहे, असे प्रतिज्ञापत्रात सांगण्यात आले आहे. समन्स बजाविण्यासाठी सर्वसाधारणपणे पोलिस विभागाची मदत घेतली जाते; मात्र अपुऱ्या पोलिस बळामुळे अनेक समन्स रखडतात आणि त्यांची सुनावणीही थांबून राहते. तसेच साक्षीदारांनाही समन्स वेळेत बजावले न गेल्यामुळेही खटल्याचे कामकाज प्रलंबित असते, असे याचिकादारांनी निदर्शनास आणलेले आहे.

Solution for POS DATABASE starting issue

In CSI POS while executing Start Database Server in some other login other than the POS server installed user it will throw DSN error. 


Go to Regedit. Search for POSTALPOS_BO if you could not find out please see the below value as follows.


Right click and export those two registry entries and save it in a location.

In the required username double click those registry entries. It will automatically added in to current user registry.

Then you can execute Start DB, Daily Sync and High Sync. 

Required screen shots are as below:

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One password for Five Applications in CSI Environment - Issues and Suggestions

On CSI Environment, One password is being used for the following five applications 
  1. IM Portal – Identity Management Portal. 
  2. HR Management – Human Resource (Leave Management). 
  3. SAP Software – Systems Application and Product. 
  4. DOP Service Desk. 
  5. POS Back Office and POS Counter – After Sync from Server. 
By the above concept, once we forgot password or locked by entering wrong password repeatedly in one application it will be reflected in all other application immediately (POS may take some time for getting locked due to sync concept).

Password Management is improper on CSI environment. The following suggestion may please be implemented for better password management.

IM Portal :Identity Management Password may be the Master password for all the officials. They can change the password of all other application from here itself and
  • Common password may be preferred for all other Online & Offline Applications viz., HR Management, SAP Software, DOP Help Desk and POS. This password should not similar with Master Password of IM Portal.
  • At present, the password is getting locked if we entered wrong password more than four times in any one of the said applications. This criteria may be set for only three online application such as HR, SAP and DOP Help Desk.
  • It is requested to remove the password criteria i.e user id getting locked by entering wrong password may be removed in POS and set one way sync user details for POS application i.e  receipt of change of password from central server. 
The below analysis based on issues faced in working environment. All SAs are requested to leave your comments under the comment box for further improvements.

Scenario 1:
My SAP Password getting locked by repeats wrong password attemps...

The above cases, password automatically getting locked in all other application because SAP is directly access the production server. Once user ID getting locked in SAP, it will immediately reflected in all other online application except POS. Once the user details is received form server through Daily Sync, the user details available in POS is also getting locked until that we may use old password.

Scenario 2:
My User Id getting locked in POS then what will happen in all other application

Once, my POS password getting locked other online application will work normally until High sync transmit the data of user details such as locked flag transmitting to central server. Once transmitted, all other online application is also getting locked. So The maximum number of attempts in password criteria may be removed in POS Application to avoid further issue.

Scenario 3:

User Password in SAP getting locked but POS is working normally due to sync issue. I reset my password in IM Portal and started working all other online application. Unfortunately, i tried new password in POS  more than four times and now the user details getting locked in offline POS. Now what will happened if sync is working.

The High Sync is transmitting files which also contains the user detail (flag may be set for the User ID as locked) to Central server and the user locked status was updated in the server. Now the  user password getting locked in all online and offline modules.

Hence, the removing of maximum attempts in POS Application is only the solution to avoid above circumstances and Set Master password for IM Portal.

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(1) The premature withdrawal of a Time Deposit can be allowed six months after opening of account. If account is closed between 6 months and 1 year, interest at the rate of Savings Account fixed from time to time shall be eligible.

(2) Premature withdrawal of a deposit after the expiry of one year in case of 2-year, 3-year and 5-year account will be regulated under the provisions of rule 8 of Post Office Time Deposit Rules, 1981, on reduced interest. In such cases, the amount of deposit shall be repaid with interest as under:-
a) The rate of interest on such deposit shall be payable to the depositor for the completed years and months from the date of deposit to the date of closure and such interest shall be one (1) per cent less than the rate specified for a deposit of 1-year, 2-years or 3-years, as the case may be, in the concerned Tables under Rule 7 of POTD Rules, 1981.

b) In respect of 5-year account, if the completed years and months exceed 3-years, the interest payable shall be one(1) per cent less than the rate specified for a deposit of 3-years in the concerned Table under Rule 7 ibid.

c) The amount of interest already paid on the deposit at the higher rate shall be set off against the principal and the interest payable under this rule and only the net balance shall be payable on such premature closure of the account. 

(3) The premature withdrawal of Time Deposit can be allowed in the normal course on presentation of application for Closure of Account (SB7A) by the depositor. No separate sanction for this purpose will be issued. The Head Post Offices and Departmental Sub Post Offices will be competent to allow premature closure of a Time Deposit accounts as in the case of final closure of the account. Procedure laid down for closure of TD Account should be applied for pre-mature closure also.

Source : POSB manual