Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I T Modernization Project Update -14 ( December, 2014 )

Free  SMS facility provided in mm 7.9.2

Customer Can Also Track Using SMS

1.               Facility to track the status of Speed Post articles and e-Money orders is available.
2.               SMS POST TRACK SPEEDPOST NUMBER to 166 or to 51969 to know the status of Speed Post article
3.               SMS POST TRACK PNR NUMBER to 166 or to 51969 to know the status of e-Money order.
·                       The SMS is case sensitive. Use all CAPITAL LETTERS only.
·                       Status will be available for items booked up to 60 days from the date of SMS enquiry. 
·                       The service is available from all the service providers in the Country.
·                       Rates charged by the Service provider are applicable. 

Launching of "Nanyata" an android software to monitor Letter Box clearances in Visakhapatnam of AP Circle

Android software for monitoring of letter box clearances is planned to be expanded all over Andhra Pradesh and Telangana by June-July 2015, Chief Post Master General B.V. Sudhakar has said.

He told reporters after launching the software ‘Nanyatha’ at Lawson’s Bay Post Office here on Tuesday that by January-end it would cover all the post offices in Visakhapatnam. The monitoring is already in place in Hyderabad and Vijayawada.

The software is aimed at cutting delay at clearance stage to address a frequent complaint over delay in delivery. The man clearing the post box will be given an android phone and the post-box lid will have a bar code. Using the device, he has to send the number of letters cleared to the AP Posts website which then scans the bar code to identify where it has been cleared, by whom and what time. Postal Department has plans to implement the software, developed in house, all over the country.

Mr. Sudhakar said the AP Circle has been leveraging technology to improve services and business deficit was brought down from Rs.465 crore in 2011-12 to Rs.387 crore in 2012-13 and to Rs.265 in 2013-14. “Contrary to popular perception, our business is increasing and the number of letters delivered has gone up from 19 lakh every day in the previous year to 22 lakh this year,” he said. 
Mr. Sudhakar said soon the facility to withdraw cash, up to Rs.1,000, at post offices by swiping would be introduced. In the next phase, it would be extended to cashless transactions for booking speed post, registered post, parcels etc by using credit and debit cards. To improve its business, it has sought AP Government’s permission to sell non-judicial stamp papers. It would also explore the possibility of entering e-commerce by developing a website to market products.

He said that the Andhra Pradesh circle has decided to sell Tirumala Darshan  tickets of Rs 50 and Rs 300 denomination through all 95 head post offices in  Andhra Pradesh and Telangana region from January 5, 2015. The facility would be  extended all sub-post offices in the circle from February 2015, he said.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Sb Order Bo. 13/2014 : Grant of Savings Bank allowance to Postal Assistants working in Savings Bank / Certificate Branches - Clarification - reg

BSBDA: Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account – Important Points

The Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account allows you to bank with a zero minimum balance requirement. All the existing ‘No-frills’ accounts opened by the banks are now converted into BSBDA in compliance with the guidelines issued on August 22, 2012 by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Under the Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account (BSBDA) scheme of Reserve Bank of India:

1.The Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account should be considered as a normal banking service available to all customers (Any individual, including poor or those from weaker section of the society), through branches.

2.BSBDA guidelines are applicable to “all scheduled commercial banks in India, including foreign banks having branches in India”.

3.The services available in the account will include deposit and withdrawal of cash at bank branch as well as Free ATMs-cum-Debit Card; receipt/credit of money through electronic payment channels or by means of deposit/collection of cheques drawn by Central/State Government agencies and departments.

4.There will be no limit on the number of deposits that can be made in a month, account holders will be allowed a maximum of four withdrawals in a month, including ATM withdrawals.

5.No charge will be levied for non-operation/activation of in-operative ‘Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account’.

6.Holders of ‘Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account’ will not be eligible for opening any other savings bank deposit account in that bank. If a customer has any other existing savings bank deposit account in that bank, he/she will be required to close it within 30 days from the date of opening a ‘Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account’.

7.One can have Term/Fixed Deposit, Recurring Deposit etc., accounts in the bank where one holds ‘Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account’.

8.The ‘Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account’ would be subject to RBI instructions on Know Your Customer (KYC) / Anti-Money Laundering (AML) for opening of bank accounts issued from time to time. If such account is opened on the basis of simplified KYC norms, the account would additionally be treated as a ‘Small Account’.

9.Limits in BSBDA (Accounts with introduction/ Small Accounts):

1. Aggregate of all credits in a financial year does not exceed Rs.1.00 lac

2. The aggregate of all withdrawals and transfers in a month does not exceed Rs.10,000/-

3. Balance at any point of time does not exceed Rs.50,000/-.

4. The aim of introducing BSBDA is part of the efforts of RBI for furthering financial inclusion objectives.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Siddipet HO under Telangana & AP Circle has been successfully migrated to CBS Finacle on 22.12.2014

The Go Live of this office was inaugurated by Sri.N.Rajashekar Reddy, SPOs Medak Division, Sri.B.Srinivasu ASP(HQ) Medak, Sri.V.Tirupathi ASP Siddipet Sub Division, Sri.Sonelal Patel IPO(C&PG) Medak, Sri.S.Laxmaiah Postmaster Siddipet, Sri.R.Nagesh System Administrator Siddipet H.O, Sri.B.Harsha Vardhan System Administrator Medak H.O, Sri.L.Venkatesham Dy.Postmaster(SB) Siddipet H.O, Sri Ch.Kondal Rao Secretary Postal Recreation Club Siddipet H.O, Sri.M.Srikanth, Sri.CH.Harish, Sri.P.Mallesh SBCO Siddipet and Other Postal Staff & Agents Participated the Function.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Jagtial HO under Telangana & AP Circle has been successfully migrated to CBS Finacle on 15.12.2014

The Go Live of this office was inaugurated by Sri.G. Srinivasa Murthy SPOs karimnagar Division, G.Rama Krishna ASP(R) ,   R. Naveen Kumar ASP Jagtial(E),  IP Jagtial(W) Y.Surekha,  Post Master S. Suryanarayana, System Admin K.Abhishek, Other Postal Staff & Agents Participated the Function.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

MAHABUABABAD HO under Telangana & AP Circle has been successfully migrated to CBS Finacle on 08.12.2014

MAHABUABABAD HO under Telangana & AP Circle was successfully migrated to CBS Finacle on 08.12.2014.

The Go Live of this office was inaugurated by A SRINEEVASA RAO , Supdt of Post Offices, Warangal Division  on 08.12.2014. Sri Sri K. Sridharam, Asst. Supdt. Mahabuababad Sub Division, Sri.K.Sudhakar, Postmaster, Sri. S. Madhava Shanker,System Administrator, Sri. T Sai Krishna, Marketing Executive and other postal staff were participated in the inauguration.  

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Jnanpith award 2013 conferred on Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 49thJnanpith Award to eminent Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh for his outstanding contribution towards Indian literature.  He was conferred this award at a function held at Balyogi Auditorium, Parliament Library Building in New Delhi.

Kedarnath Singh as a poet has offered a rare assimilation of rhymes and lyrical prose, exploring both the realms of reality and fantasy with equal felicity. His poetry presents a collage of meaning, colours and acceptance.
He is the 10th Hindi writer to receive the award.

About Kedarnath Singh

·Kedarnath Singh was a celebrated teacher who had taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

·He was born in Balia of Uttar Pradesh and is known for his work Abhi bilkul abhi and Yahan se dekho.

·He is also an eminent critic and essayist. He was also awarded Sahitya Academy Award (1989) in Hindi for his poetry collection, Akaal Mein Saras.

·He became famous with a book entitled Teesra Saptak edited by Sachidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan whose pen name was Agyeya.

About Jnanpith Award

·  The Jnanpith Award is a literary award in India. Along with the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, it is one of the two most prestigious literary honours in the country.

· The name of award is taken from Sanskrit words, Jnana and Pitha (knowledge-seat).

· The award includes 11 lakh rupees and a citation plaque and a bronze replica of Saraswati.

· The award was instituted in 1961. It is presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith trust founded by the Sahu Jain family.

· The award is given to any Indian citizen who writes in any 22 official languages of India mentioned in VIII Schedule of Constitution.

·Prior to 1982, the awards were given for a single work by a writer; since then, the award has been given for a lifetime contribution to Indian literatur