As per the revised POSTAL MANUAL VOLUME VI PART III - Rule 80 Sub Rule 1 - submission of PA-17 (SMR) report by SPM's is compulsory.
Here is the link for the latest PA-17 (SMR) TOOL that will help the SPM's in preparing the PA-17 (SMR) report within a minute
The methods to prepare the report are given in the installation folder. The registered version has full functionality i.e. Part 1 & 2 report can be generated in a click.