Saturday, November 30, 2013

Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology, Mysore 570010 Release Update-9 to Meghdoot 7.0 ( Parcel-Net )

As per the orders of Directorate to have  an end to end tracking facility for Parcel category items , a new software viz., ParcelNet has been developed. This ParcelNet application is used in Parcel Hubs/Express Parcel Hubs along with a new ParcelNet Communication Software.  All the operations of Parcels in Post offices have been integrated with Meghdoot modules such as Point of Sale, Despatch and Postman modules. 
Further, Department is going to launch two new Parcel Services viz.,   Business Parcel and Express Parcel w.e.f. 02.12.2013.  In these new Parcel products,  BNPL and COD facilities have been allowed for registered Bulk customers.      Therefore, the ParcelNet application at RMS level & all the related Meghdoot modules at Post Office level, have been modified to incorporate the booking/transmission/ delivery/payment of these new parcel products.   The Standard Operating Procedure and Accounting Procedure for these two new parcel products, released by Directorate  prescribe the operational and accounting flow     
Therefore, consequent on implementation of ParcelNet update, electronic flow of data and end to end tracking will be available in respect of the following parcel products:

a)      Registered Parcels
b)      Express Parcels (new service to be launched on 02.12.2013)
c)       Business Parcels (new service to be launched on 02.12.2013)
With the upgradation of ParcelNet update,  the existing Express Parcel Post (EPP) (which is being transmitted through SpeedNet network) service cease to exist.   All the existing EPP Centres, which are converted into Parcel Booking Centres have to install the software (as mentioned below) .
Barcode is made mandatory for all Registered/Business/Express Parcels both at article level and Bag Level.  The Barcodes prescribed by Directorate for this purpose only have to be used for booking.
The following is the overview of operations of various Parcel products
At Post offices:
Operation
Software to be used
Retail Booking Express Parcels (No retail booking for Business Parcel)
Point of Sale
Bulk Booking of Express Parcels and Business Parcels
BNPL-Parcel (new software)
Closing of Bags and Despatch of Bags to Parcel Hubs/Express Parcel Hubs
Despatch
Transmission of data from Booking office to Central Server
RNet communication
Delivery of all kinds of Parcels
Postman
Transmission of Delivery information (in case of COD articles)  to Payment office
ePayment
Payment of Parcel COD value
Treasury
MIS and  Tracking
ParcelNet Website
At Parcel Booking Centres (Bulk Booking)
Operation
Software to be used
Bulk Booking of Express Parcels and Business Parcels
BNPL-Parcel (new software)
Closing of Bags and Despatch of Bags to Parcel Hubs/Express Parcel Hubs
Despatch
Transmission of data from Booking office to Central Server
RNet communication
At RMS  offices (Parcel Hub/Express Parcel Hub):
Operation
Software to be used
Receipt of Bags, Opening of Bags, Closing of Bags and Despatch of Bags
ParcelNet (New software)
Transmission of data to/from Central Server
ParcelNet Communication (New software)
For complete flow of work, please go through the User guides prepared separately for Post Offices as well as RMS Offices (Parcel Hubs/Express Parcels).
 
Ø  This release is for testing purpose and to be installed only in the Testing sites identified by the Circles.  
Friday, November 29, 2013

How do Radiations from Mobile Phones, Computers and other Wi-Fi Devices harm us?

Radiations from Mobile Phones, Computers and other Wi-Fi devices have non-ionizing & non-thermal effects and carry a constant signal which interferes with the communication system between cells in the body of animals and human beings. This signal is characterized as a warning message, just as if it was exposed to a real threat and potential damage due to toxic chemicals, bacterial attacks, etc.
 
In human body, cells communicate with one another through signals that carry all the vital information essential for biochemical and physiological process of the body. Electromagnetic radiations from mobile phones, laptops and desktop computers tend to disrupt these communication signals, which in turn stress out the body cells, and increase our pulse rate, if used excessively.
 
A defense response is triggered at the biological level when subjected to such signals. The body is under a permanent state of red alert in the body, which suppresses the production of the some of the most important repair enzymes and stress proteins.
 
Being subjected to Microwave radiations emitted from Mobile Phones, Computers and other Wi-Fi devices for long periods can exhaust the cell’s defense system, lower the body’s immunity and make it vulnerable to various diseases.
Friday, November 29, 2013

IPSWEB Data: Updated upto 28th November 2013 @ 20:30 List of Undeliveredd / Delivered / Attempted International Articles and Dashboard

IPSWEBCLIENT

The International Postal System Web Client ( IPS Web Client ) designed to faciliate data entry of booking, attempted delivery and final delivery particulars of International Registered, EMS articles and International Parcels.

The list of undelivered International Inbound articles sent by various Office of Exchanges in india (whose delivery information’s are yet to be updated by respective delivery post offices through IPS web client) and list of delivered articles at delivery post offices in the month of  October-2013 and November-2013 in ZIP format is enclosed at below mentioned link for kind perusal and necessary action please. --
 
Please open all the below mentioned list in Excel-2007 and above format.
 
Kindly find below 04 download links to see the lists of Undelivered / Delivered International IPSWEB articles.
 
 
 
Thursday, November 28, 2013

IPSWEB Data: Updated upto 27th November 2013 @ 20:30 List of Undeliveredd / Delivered / Attempted International Articles and Dashboard

IPSWEBCLIENT

The International Postal System Web Client ( IPS Web Client ) designed to faciliate data entry of booking, attempted delivery and final delivery particulars of International Registered, EMS articles and International Parcels.

The list of undelivered International Inbound articles sent by various Office of Exchanges in india (whose delivery information’s are yet to be updated by respective delivery post offices through IPS web client) and list of delivered articles at delivery post offices in the month of  October-2013 and November-2013 in ZIP format is enclosed at below mentioned link for kind perusal and necessary action please. --
 
Please open all the below mentioned list in Excel-2007 and above format.
 
Kindly find below 04 download links to see the lists of Undelivered / Delivered International IPSWEB articles.
 
 
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

HANDBOOK FOR PERSONNEL OFFICERS 2013 in respect of issues concerning recruitment, training, career development and staff welfare.

Institute of Secretariat Training and Management in collaboration with the Establishment Division of Department of Personnel and Training in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has brought out the updated and revised version of the "Handbook for Personnel Officers" in digital format.
Click here to download "Handbook for Personnel Officers"
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

IPSWEB Data: Updated upto 25th November 2013 @ 20:30 List of Undeliveredd / Delivered / Attempted International Articles and Dashboard

IPSWEBCLIENT

The International Postal System Web Client ( IPS Web Client ) designed to faciliate data entry of booking, attempted delivery and final delivery particulars of International Registered, EMS articles and International Parcels.
 
The list of undelivered International Inbound articles sent by various Office of Exchanges in india (whose delivery information’s are yet to be updated by respective delivery post offices through IPS web client) and list of delivered articles at delivery post offices in the month of  October-2013 and November-2013 in ZIP format is enclosed at below mentioned link for kind perusal and necessary action please. --
  
Please open all the below mentioned list in Excel-2007 and above format.
 
Kindly find below 04 download links to see the lists of Undelivered / Delivered International IPSWEB articles.
 
 
 
Sunday, November 24, 2013

IPSWEB Data: Updated upto 24th November 2013 @ 20:30 List of Undeliveredd / Delivered / Attempted International Articles and Dashboard

IPSWEBCLIENT

The International Postal System Web Client ( IPS Web Client ) designed to faciliate data entry of booking, attempted delivery and final delivery particulars of International Registered, EMS articles and International Parcels.

The list of undelivered International Inbound articles sent by various Office of Exchanges in india (whose delivery information’s are yet to be updated by respective delivery post offices through IPS web client) and list of delivered articles at delivery post offices in the month of  October-2013 and November-2013 in ZIP format is enclosed at below mentioned link for kind perusal and necessary action please. --
 
Please open all the below mentioned list in Excel-2007 and above format.
 
Kindly find below 04 download links to see the lists of Undelivered / Delivered International IPSWEB articles.
 
 
 
Sunday, November 24, 2013

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Friday, November 22, 2013

PTC Mysore release new updates in respect of eMO Client software : IFS Update

Contents:
ü        Brief Description
ü        Pre-Requisites
ü        Contents
ü        Upgrade Instructions
New Features
Brief Description

Hither to, for downloading an urgent IFS Money Order, the Operator has to enter the following details n eMO Client software:
a) Complete Name of Payee
b) Complete Name of Sender
c) Money Order Number

Now as per the orders of Directorate (IR Division),  all the Urgent IFS Money Orders are  to be downloaded by entering the Money Order Number alone.   It was also ordered by Directorate (IR Division) that there should be provision to return an Urgent IFS Money Order, if there is mismatch between the  Payee Names as available on the Money Order form  and the ID Card  produced by the Payee.
Accordingly suitable software modifications have been done in eMO Clinet and Postman modules.  Hence this release.
Pre-Requisites

a)      Update-8 to Meghdoot 7.0  available in ftp site at ftp://ptcinfo.org/Meghdoot7/Updates/.
Contents

This Update contains the following applications:

1
Postman
2
eMO Client

 
Upgrade Instructions
Ø  All eMO Delivery Post Offices have to implement this patch.
Ø  Please take backup of all related databases after completion of the day’s work before proceeding for going for up-gradation of this update.
Upgradation Procedure
Postman Module
Ø  Replace existing Postman.exe with new one.
Ø  Replace existing EMODelivery.dll with new one.
Ø  Replace existing EVPDelivery.dll with new one.
Ø  Run Postman.exl using Script tool
Ø  Register both EMODelivery.dll and EVPDelivery.dll
eMO Client Module
Ø  Replace existing eMOClient.exe with new one.
Ø  Run emo-1.exl and emo-2.exl using script tool
New Features in IFS Update 22.11.2013
eMO Client Module:
1.      Change of Input screen for downloading Urgent IFS eMO:
 
The operator of eMO Client software has to enter the Money Order Number alone for downloading the Urgent IFS Money Order from eMO Central Server.  The new screen looks like

 
 
 
Postman module:
 
1.   Payee Name mismatch – Return of downloaded IFS Money Order to Sender
 
The Urgent IFS Money Order printed in eMO application will be available automatically in Window Payment screen.   Hither to, ‘Paid” is  the only option available in r/o Urgent IFS Money Order in Window Payment Screen.  In order to handle the situation where the Postmaster observes mismatch between the Name available on the Printed IFS MO form and that available on the ID Card produced,  a new option “Payee name Mismatch” is provided in Window Payment Screen of Postman module in order to return such Money Orders unpaid.
 

If the Postmaster want to return the Money Order due to mismatch in the names as mentioned above,  the “Payee Name Mismatch” option has to be clicked.  On clicking the same, a blank text box appears for entering the Payee Name as available in the ID Card.       The Operator has to enter the Payee Name as available in the ID Card and click on “Return to Sender”.     Then the Money Order will be returned to Sender (after Window Submit Account). 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
Friday, November 22, 2013

Record Note of the meeting held on 24.10.2013 at 3.00 PM to discuss the possible Terms of Reference (ToR) for the 7th CPC with the representatives of the Staff Side of JCM

No.16/15/2o12-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi

19th November, 2013

Sub: Record Note of the meeting held on 24.10.2013 at 3.00 PM to discuss the possible Terms of Reference (ToR) for the 7th CPC with the representatives of the Staff Side of JCM

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of the Record Note of the meeting held with Staff Side on 24.10.2013 to discuss the possible Terms of Reference of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.
 
sd/-
(Ashok Kumar)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

 
A meeting was held on 24.10.2013 at 3.0o PM in Committee Room No 190, North Block under the chairmanship of Dr S K Sarkar, Secretary DOP&T to discuss the possible Terms of Reference (ToR) for the 7th Central Pay Commission, which is going to be set up by the Government, with the representatives of the Staff Side of JCM. List of Participants to this meeting is at Annexure I.

At the outset, Secretary (P) welcomed the Staff side representatives and thanked them for attending this meeting on a short notice. He indicated that since this meeting has been convened to discuss the possible Terms of Reference (ToR) for the 7th Central Pay Commission, he hoped that the discussions would remain so focussed.

Sh Umraomal Purohit, Secretary, Staff Side, in his opening remarks stated that it would have been preferable that there was a proposal from the official side on this issue to the Staff Side and then the same could have been discussed further in a meeting where the Finance Secretary could also be invited. He then pointed out that the new concept of Pay Bands and Grade Pay structure as per the 6th CPC, which changed the pay structure in

Government, had resulted in a new experience which was mixed. He stated that though the 6th CPC did not recommend merger of DA with Pay, they could not have anticipated such a high rate of inflation which resulted in such high rate of DA; the rate of Dearness Allowance presently was 90% and due to high inflation there was a need to consider merger of a part of DA with Pay. He also raised the question of Interim Relief pending finalisation of 7th CPC recommendations. Shri Purohit further mentioned that anomalies of 6th CPC should be resolved on priority before 7th CPC. He also suggested that there must be some machinery which should resolve anomalies within one year of implementation of CPC report.

M.Raghavaiah, while thanking the Chairman raised the issue of anomalous situations which had arisen due to the new concept of Pay , Bands and Grade Pay structure as per the 6th CPC. He suggested that the Finance Ministry should look into this aspect as to how anomalies cropped up due to this and how these can be avoided in future. He was of the view that the anomalies cases which stand referred to the Ministry of Finance need to be cleared. He referred to anomalies relating to MACP scheme vis a vis ACP scheme and resolution pending thereon required to be resolved as already

discussed in the Joint Committee meetings on MACPS. He also demanded that there should be merger of DA with Pay as was agreed to in 2004. He also pointed out that the Railway Ministry's proposals on 6th CPC related matters presently pending with Ministry of Finance should be cleared.

The other representatives from Staff Side raised the following issues

i) Entry level pay to promotee employees at par with that admissible to Direct Recruits as was agreed in the National Anomaly Committee;

2) One of the ToR should be to set up a special bilateral mechanism to sort out anomalies arising out of Pay Commission recommendations;

3) Professional approach should be adopted in dealing with peculiarities concerning Railways and Defence civilian employees;

4) There should be parity between pre & Post CPC retirees for the purpose of pension etc.;

5) Cadre review/restructuring proposals should be delinked from the 7th CPC so that these are not delayed;

6) Wage Revision should be effective after every 5 years as in the case of PSUs;
 
7) If there is going to be separate CPC for the Armed Forces as had been reported in media, or if there is a representative of Armed Forces in the 7th CPC then there should be a representative of Labour in the 7th CPC;

8) ‘. CPC should not go by "Central Secretariat" structure to make its recommendations which does not take into account specific complexities in large Government organisations like Railways, Postal Department and Defence establishments.

9) Allowances should be enhanced concurrently with the pay consequent upon Pay commission implementation.

io) Supreme Court has upheld that MACP should be in the hierarchy of the Post and also for grant of NDA in 7th CPC rates wef 1/ 4/ 2007. These judgments should be implemented to all similarly placed employees.

ii) The Secretary Staff side in the end requested that a copy of Terms of Reference as proposed by the Ministry of Finance may be circulated and then another meeting with Secretary, Department of Expenditure and Department of Personnel & Training be arranged to discuss & finalise the Terms of Reference of 7th CPC.

In his concluding remarks, the Chairman thanked the participants for their views and requested the Staff Side that they may send their suggestions in writing also.
 

ANNEXURE I

List of Participants in the Meeting held on 24th October, 2013 at 3.0o PM in Room No. 190, North Block, New Delhi.

CHAIRPERSON Dr S K Sarkar, Secretary (Personnel)

OFFICIAL SIDE

1. Mamta Kundra JS (E), DoPT

2. Ashok Kumar, DS (JCA), DoPT

3. Sanjiv Shankar, Director(Estt.II), DoPT

4. Mukesh Chaturvedi, DS(Pay), DoPT

 
STAFF SIDE

1. Umraomal Purohit

2. M.Raghavaiah

3. Shiva Gopal Mishra

4. Rakhal Das Gupta

5. Guman Singh

6. R.P.Bhatnagar

7. K.K.N.Kutty

8. S.K.Vyas

9. C.Srikumar

io. S N Pathak

11.R.Srinivasan

12.J.R.Bhosle