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Monday, 21 July 2014

7TH CPC COLLECTS VARIOUS DATA OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES

7th Pay Commission Collects Various Data of Central Government Employees


             7th Pay Commission recently called for information from all the Ministries and issued a format which requires various data about the central government employees working in Ministries / Departments. All the Ministries directed their respective departments to submit the information as required by Seventh central Pay Commission immediately. Many departments told that they have submitted the desired data/information in the prescribed format to seventh pay commission. The central government departments were asked to submit the fallowing information about central government employees.

1.Data on Personnel

Group wise Sanctioned Strength and Number in position of all Group Employees as on Pre 01-01-2014 and post 01-01-2014 also required to be submitted

2. Age Profile of employees

The total number of personnel in position as on 01/01/2014

Those less than 20 years of age
20 or more but less than 30 years of age
30 or more but less than 40 years of age
40 or more but less than 50 years of age
50 or more but less than 60 years of age
60 or more years of age

3.Autonomous bodies under the Ministry/department(As on 01/01/2014)

Number of Central Autonomous bodies :
No of personnel in Central Autonomous Bodies:

4.The fallowing Data on Expenditure on salaries & Allowance for Three financial years from 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13

1.Total Plan expenditure
2.Plan expenditure on Salaries & Allowances
3. Total non plan expenditure
4. Non plan expenditure on Salaries & Allowances
5. Total expenditure (1+3)
6. Total expenditure on salaries& Allowances (2+4)
7. Expenditure on Grants in aid Salaries

5.Data on Contractual Employees

           Ministry/Departments have in the recent past, outsourced various services through personnel engaged on contractual basis. In this regard the following data is sought:

Man months of deployment at various remuneration levels i.e in four categories
a) 10000 and less per month
b) From 10001 to 20000 per month
c) From 20001 to 50000 per month
d) Over 50000 per Month
Expenditure incurred on contract employees

6.Data on Training of Employees.

            The prescribed Format which requires all the above information has been sent to all the Departments by 7th pay commission and directed to submit the information with in the stipulated date

QUESTION PAPERS OF POST MASTER GRADE-I EXAMINATION HELD ON 20.07.2014

POST MASTER GRADE-I EXAM-2014 - PAPER-ICLICK HERE

POST MASTER GRADE-I EXAM - 2014 - PAPER-II CLICK HERE

Courtesy : http://systempost.blogspot.in/

PRESERVATION PERIOD OF POST OFFICE RECORDS

Saturday, 19 July 2014

INTRODUCTION OF COMBINED MONEY ORDER FORM

DIRECT RECRUITMENT TO THE CADRE OF POSTMAN/MAINGUARD IN A.P.CIRCLE


FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE VISIT WWW.APPOST.IN
IMPORTANT POINTS:-

Date of Examination: The date of examination is tentatively fixed as 24.10.2014
from 10:00 to 12:00 hours.

The candidates have to pay the prescribed fee mentioned above through 
“Sunayasam” in any Head Post Office in Andhra Pradesh/Telangana States listed in 
the Annexure (The list of Head Post Offices is enclosed as Annexure). The Fee is to 
be credited under “Sunayasam Head:Postman Recruitment 2014.” at the Post Office. 
The Candidate has to collect the receipt from the Post office counter and check the 
details of Receipt No, Mobile No, Pin code and Amount and ensure their correctness. 
The Candidate has to Wait till SMS is received to Mobile Number confirming the 
payment details which will take up to 48 hours. After this candidates have to follow 
the detailed Instructions at Para15 below for further processing.
Note: Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances. 
Fee paid through any mode other than “Sunayasam” will not be accepted/refunded. 
12. (a) The Applicant is required to indicate the Division/Unit for which he is
applying for the post of Postman/Mail guard. Only One(1) Division/Unit is to be 
indicated with Division/Unit Code.

PRELIMINARY INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY 
(a ) The Prescribed Fee (application fee and Examination fee ) has to be paid as per the 
table at 10 above through “Sunayasam” option in any Head Post Office in Andhra 
Pradesh/Telangana States listed in the Annexure.
(b). The Fee is to be credited under “Sunayasam Head:Postman Recruitment 2014.” at 
the Head Post Office with the details Name of the Applicant, Gender, Category, Special 
Category as per Matriculation/SSC Records & Mobile Number for getting SMS.
(c). The Candidate has to collect the receipt from the counter and check the 
correctness of the details of Receipt no, mobile no., Pin code, Amount and ensure their 
correctness.
(d) The Candidate has to wait till SMS is received to his/her mobile number confirming 
the payment details (This will take 24-48 Hours)
(e).After receipt of SMS the candidate is eligible for applying to the post through online 
mode.
(f).For applying, the candidate has to browse the website www.appost.in
 and should read the instructions and notification thoroughly. The Code Numbers for 
selecting the Division are given in the Para 2 of the notification. 

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY ONLINE: 

(a) Before applying online the candidate has to keep all the relevant documents ready 
for entering the data as per the certificates (like DOB Proof, Certificate of caste, Ex 
Service man ,PH Certificate etc).
(b) The Candidate has to keep ready of soft copies of his/her recent passport size 
photograph in JPG format(size not to exceed 20 KB).
(c) The Candidate has to keep ready a soft copy of his/her signature made on a piece of 
paper with black ink in JPG format (size not to exceed 10 KB).
(d) The Candidate has to update all the mandatory fields and confirm the declaration.
(e) The Candidate has to look at preview for verification and correctness of data fed
before submitting his/her application.
(f) The Candidate has to submit the application by clicking “Save” button.
(g) Since preview option is provided before saving the application, no correspondence 
will be entertained for modifying the application.
(h) The Candidate can take the print out of the application and keep for further 
correspondence. They should not submit printouts of their application.
(i) Provision has been made to the candidates to know the status of application 
submitted through a grievance provision which is available in the website
www.appost.in.

No documents to be attached as proof at the time of submitting the application. 

The Last Date for Payment of Examination Fee is 18.08.2014. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW NOTIFICATION

TRANSFERS/POSTINGS IN THE CADRE OF SAG IN IPoS GROUP-A

CBS PROBLEMS - SOLUTIONS

Friday, 18 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS OF COMMON MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO 7CPC

Highlights of the Memorandum submitted on issues common to all Central Government employees to Secretary 7th Pay Commission.

JCM NC has also submitted Interim Memorandum on interim relief and Merger of DA.

1.      Pay scales are calculated on the basis of pay drawn pay in pay band + GP + 100% DA by employees as on 01.01.2014.
2.      7th CPC report should be implemented w.e.f. 01-01-2014. In future five year wage revision.
3.   Scrap New Pension Scheme and cover all employees under Old Pension and Family Pension Scheme.
4.   JCM has proposed minimum wage for MTS (Skilled) Rs.26,000 p.m.
5.   Ratio of minimum and maximum wage should be 1:8.
6.   General formula for determination of pay scale based on minimum living wage demanded for MTS is pay in PB+GP x 3.7.
7.   Annual rate of increment @ 5% of the pay.
8.   Fixation of pay on promotion = 2 increments and difference of pay between present and promotional posts (minimum Rs.3000).
9.   The pay structure demanded is as under:- (open ended pay scales – Total 14 pay scales)
      Existing Proposed (in Rs.)
     
PB-1, GP Rs. 1800
PB-1, GP Rs. 1900
26,000
PB-1, GP Rs. 2000
PB-1, GP Rs. 2400
33,000
PB-1, GP Rs. 2800
46,000
PB-2, GP Rs. 4200
PB-2, GP Rs. 4600
56,000
PB-2, GP Rs. 4800
74000
PB-2, GP Rs. 5400
78,000
PB-3, GP 5400
88000
PB-3, GP 6600
102000
PB-3, GP 7600
120000
PB-4, GP 8900
148000
P4-4, GP 10000
162000
HAG
193000
Apex Scale
213000
Cabinet Secretary
240000

9 (a) Wages and service conditions of Gramin Dak Sevaks is to be examined by 7th CPC itself.

10. Dearness Allowances on the basis of 12 monthly average of CPI, Payment on 1st Jan and 1st July every year.
11.       Overtime Allowances on the basis of total Pay + DA + Full TA.
12 Liabilities of all Government dues of persons died in harness be waived.
13. Transfer Policy – Group `C and `D Staff should not be transferred. DoPT should issue clear cut guideline as per 5th CPC recommendation. Govt. should from a Transfer Policy in each department for transferring on mutual basis on promotion. Any order issued in violation of policy framed be cancelled by head of department on representation.
14. Transport Allowance -
     
X Classified City
Other Places
Rs. 7500 + DA
Rs. 3750 +DA

      The stipulation for TA that the Govt. employee should be on duty in his headquarters for certain number of days during the calendar month should be removed.
15.       Deputation Allowance double the rates and should be paid 10% of the pay at same station and 20% of the pay at outside station.
16. Classification of the post should be executive and non-executive instead of present Group A,B.C.
17. Special Pay which was replaced with Special/Allowance by 4th CPC be bring back to curtail pay scales.
18. Scrap downsizing, outsourcing and contracting of govt. jobs.
19.       Regularize all casual labour and count their entire service after first two year, as a regular service for pension and all other benefits. They should not be thrown out by engaging contractors workers.
20.       The present MACPs Scheme be replaced by giving five promotion after completion of 8,15,21,26 and 30 year of service with benefits of stepping up of pay with junior and also hierarchical pay scales.
21. PLB being bilateral agreement, it should be out of 7th CPC perview.
22. Housing facility:-
(a)   To achieve 70% houses in Delhi and 40% in all other towns to take lease accommodation and allot to the govt. employees.
(b)   Land and building acquired by it department may be used for constructing houses for govt. employees.
23. House Building Allowance :-
(a) Simplify the procedure of HBA
(b) Entitle to purchase second and used houses
24. Common Category – Equal Pay for similar nature of work be provided.
25. Compassionate appointment – remove ceiling of 5% and give appointment within Three months.
26. Traveling Allowance:-

      Category
A1, A Class City
Other Cities
Executive
Rs. 5000 per day + DA
Rs. 3500 per day + DA
Non-Executive
Rs. 4000 per day + DA
Rs. 2500 per day + DA

27. Composite Transfer Grant: -
Executive Class 6000 kg by Goods Train/ Rate per km by road 8 Wheeler Wagon Rs.50+DA(Rs.1 per kg and single container per km)
Non-Executive Class 3000 kg – do – -do-
28. Children Education Allowance should be allowed up to Graduate, Post Graduate, and all Professional Courses. Allow any two children for Children Education Allowance.
29.       Fixation of pay on promotion – two increments in feeder grade with minimum benefit of Rs.3000.
30. House Rent Allowance
X Class Cities 60%
Other Classified Cities 40%
      Unclassified Locations 20%
31. Compensatory City Allowance.
`X’ Class Cities `Y’ Class Cities
A. Pay up to Rs.50,000 10% 5%
      B. Pay above Rs.50,000 6% minimum Rs 5000 3% minimum Rs.2500
32. Patient Care Allowance to all para-medical and staff working in hospitals.
33. All allowances to be increased by three times.
34. NE Region benefits – Payment of Special Duty Allowance @ 37.5% of pay.
35. Training: - Sufficient budget for in-service training.
36. Leave Entitlement
(i)      Increase Casual Leave 08 to 12 days & 10 days to 15 days.
(ii)     Declare May Day as National Holiday
(iii)    In case of Hospital Leave, remove the ceiling of maximum 24 months leave and 120 days full payment and remaining half payment.
(iv)    Allow accumulation of 400 days Earned Leave
(v)     Allow encashment of 50% leave while in service at the credit after 20 years Qualifying Service.
(vi)    National Holiday Allowance (NHA) – Minimum one day salary and eligibility criteria to be removed for all Non Executive Staff.
(vii)   Permit encashment of Half Pay Leave.
(viii) Increase Maternity Leave to 240 days to female employees & increase 30 days Paternity Leave to male employees.
37. LTC
(a) Permission to travel by air within and outside the NE Region.
(b) To increase the periodicity once in a two year.
(c) One visit outside country in a lifetime

38. Income Tax:
(i)   Allow 30% standard deduction to salaried employees.
(ii) Exempt all allowances.
(iii) Raise the ceiling limit as under:
(a) General – 2 Lakh to 5 Lakh
(b) Sr. Citizen – 2.5 Lakh to 7 Lakh
(c) Sr. Citizen above 80 years of age – 5 Lakh to 10 Lakh
      (iv) No Income Tax on pension and family pension and Dearness Relief.

39. (a) Effective grievance handling machinery for all non-executive staff.
(b) Spot settlement
(c) Maintain schedule of three meetings in a year
(d) Department Council be revived at all levels
(e) Arbitration Award be implemented within six month, if not be discussed with Staff Side before rejection for finding out some modified form of agreement.
40. Appoint Arbitrator for shorting all pending anomalies of the 6th CPC.
41. Date of Increment – 1st January and 1st July every year. In case of employees retiring on 31st December and 30th June, they should be given one increment on last day of service, i.e. 31st December and 30th June, and their retirements benefits should be calculated by adding the same.
42. General Insurance: Active Insurance Scheme covering risk upto Rs. 7,50,000/- to Non Executive & Rs. 3,50,000/- to Skilled staff by monthly contribution of Rs. 750/- & Rs. 350/- respectively.
43. Point to point fixation of pay.
44. Extra benefits to Women employees (i) 30% reservation for women.
(ii)   Posting of husband and wife at same station.
(iii) One month special rest for chronic disease
(iv) Conversion of Child Care Leave into Family Care Leave
(v)   Flexi time
45. Gratuity:
Existing ceiling of 16 ½ months be removed and Gratuity be paid @ half month salary for every year of qualifying service.
Remove ceiling limit of Rs.10 Lakh for Gratuity.
46. Pension:
(i)      Pension @ 67% of Last Pay Drawn (LPD) instead of 50% presently.
(ii)     Pension after 10 years of qualifying service in case of resignation.
(iii)    Increase pension age-based as under:
65 Years – 70% of Las Pay Drawn (LPD)
70 Years – 75% of LPD
75 Years – 80% of LPD
80 Years – 85% of LPD
85 Years – 90% of LPD
90 Years – 100% of LPD
(iv)    Parity of pension to retirees before 1.1.2006.
(v)     Enhanced family pension should be same in case of death in harness and normal death.
(vi)    After 10 years, family pension should be 50% of LPD.
(vii)   Family pension to son upto the age of 28 years looking to the recruitment age.
(viii) Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) @ Rs.2500/- per month.
(ix)    Extend medical facilities to parents also.
(x)     HRA to pensioners.
(xi)             Improvement in ex-gratia pension to CPF/SRPF retirees up to 1/3rd of full pension.

NB:   The above is only gist. All points raised by us not included. For understanding the entire demands raised by us, Please read the full memorandum published in our website.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

SELF-ATTESTATION OF DOCUMENTS IS SUFFICIENT FROM NOW - GOI DECISION

Citizens will no longer be required to get documents attested by a gazetted officer or file affidavits for government-related work, with the Centre deciding to settle for self-attested documents such as birth certificate and marksheets. 

The Centre has also written to the state governments to do away with the requirement of attaching affidavits issued by notary or documents attested by gazetted officers with applications made to government departments. 

This will save the common man the trouble of finding a gazetted officer or from spending money to get affidavits from a notary. Applicants to the government now only need to attach self-certified copies of their marksheet, birth certificate, etc. Self-attestation norms, however, will require them to produce the original documents at the final stage. 

The switch to self-attestation in government-related work is based on the recommendation of second Administrative Reforms Commission in its 12th report titled 'Citizen centric administration - The heart of governance'. It had recommended simplifying procedures for self-certification provision. 

Getting an affidavit is a very cumbersome process. People have to pay Rs 100-500 for getting affidavits from a notary. Most of the gazetted officials also do not give their nod for affidavits in the absence of sufficient documents. 

"The situation is worse in villages and in remote areas. If state governments promote self-attestation it will be a boon for people," an official of the department of administrative reforms and public grievances was quoted by the PTI as saying. 

An office memorandum sent by the department to the state chief secretaries said the method of self-attestation is "citizen friendly and obtaining either an attested copy or affidavit not only costs money but also involves wastage of time of the citizens and the government officials". 

"It is requested to kindly review the existing requirements of attested copy or affidavit in various application forms in a phased manner and wherever possible make provision for self-certification of documents, after obtaining the approval from competent authority".


Source : The Times of India

TRANSFERS/POSTINGS IN IPoS GROUP-A CADRE

POSITION OF LECTURER FOR INTERNATIONAL POSTAL MANAGEMENT AT ASIA PASIFIC POSTAL COLLEGE, BANKOK

Monday, 14 July 2014

OPENING OF HOLIDAY HOME AT TIRUPATI FOR ALL CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES

MOST IMMEDIATE
No. D-11016/3/2009-Regions
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 01-07-2014
Office Memorandum

Subject: Opening of holiday home at Tirupati.
Construction of holiday home at Tirupati has been completed and it has been decided to commence the booking of holiday home at Tirupati with immediate effect. Address of holiday home is D. No. 4-7-29/2, TUDA Apartments Complex, Near I.S. Mahal Threater,Nrisimha Teertham Road, Tirupati-517507. Tele/Telefax No. is 0877 2262211

Further, as per existing categories, holiday home at Tirupati comes under Category ‘C’ and accordingly, rates of booking will be charged.

2. NIC is requested to upload this office memorandum on the website of holiday homes i.e. www.holidayhomes.nic.in.

sd-/
(NS. Chauhan)
Assistant Director of Estates (Regions)


Source: www.holidayhomes.nic.in
[http://holidayhomes.nic.in/WriteReadData/Circulars/34OpeningofholidayhomeatTirupati.pdf]

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS(FAQ) ABOUT POSB IN FINACLE

1. Can the new Finacle application handle automatic transfer of funds between accounts (electronictransfer of funds between accounts)? 

Yes, Finacle supports all modes of electronic transfer of funds like NEFT, ECS, and RTGS. Interbank and Intra bank transfers are in scope of CBS project. 

2. Certificates (NSC & KVP) being digitalized as a part of CBS project? What type of schemes will be digitalized? 

All (schemes) types of accounts will be digitized as a part of CBS project; even discontinued schemes will be stored in the centralized server after digitalization. So, digitalized & manual certificates will definitely be migrated to the new Finacle software. The idea is to have all accounts in digitized form in the new software system. 
New certificates will be issued using Finacle software. 

3. Explain the concept of CPC with respect to PLI and CBS. 

CPCs or Circle Processing Centres are envisioned to do all bulk operations related to accounts opening and processing. CPC will perform tasks like scanning of documents, updating account details, KYC check etc. 

For CBS, 22 CPCs are planned across India, one for each circle. 

The standard requirement area of CPC is 1000sqft (for POSB) to begin with and will increase (along with staff) as the volume of work increases. Circles may have to identify space that could be scalable in future based on the volume of accounts to be handled. 

4. Will there be a single window (URL) for Banking and Insurance transactions? 

No, banking transactions will be maintained/ operated through Finacle software and insurance transactions will be handled in McCamish software. Since Finacle and McCamish are two different softwares with different architecture two different URLs will be provided for banking and insurance operations. But these URLs will be maintained in a single location of CSI. 

5. Are Finacle reports customizable? 

Yes, most of the reports are customizable according to the requirements of the post office. However one cannot add new fields to extract reports. E.g. if Date of Birth is not listed in the list of items of a report, a user cannot add Date of birth to the report. 

6. What features of CBS will be available in the RICT device? 

RICT device will have a mobile application version of core Finacle product (Banking App) as the banking application. Minimal tasks like performing acceptance or payment of money transactions and some non-financial transactions like update of contact no. etc. can also be in RICT application by the EDBO. 

RICT device can operate in two modes – Online and Offline mode. In Online mode the application will be interacting directly with the central server, while in offline mode transactions will be stored in the RICT hardware. These transactions will be synced to the server when the RICT application goes online.

Offline mode will be limited functionality in comparison to online mode.

7. Can CPC agents do financial transactions from the CPC centre?

No, only post offices (branch offices) will be performing financial transactions on accounts. CPC can update the master data (address, nomination details etc.) of the customer. 

Ability to do transactions is based on user rights, user rights are based on the role provided to the user. So, users will be able to do transactions if his/her user id has rights to do the same. As per policy CPC users will not be having financial transactional rights attached to their user ids. 

8. Can customer register complaints in the CBS application? 

Yes, customers can register complaints into CBS application using any of the interface channels available. 

Channels – IVR, Internet banking, Mobile banking, Post offices etc. 

9. Who will be the owner of physical documents submitted by customers and how will they be stored? 

What is being planned for electronic document management? 

Department of posts will continue to own the account opening form and other documents submitted by the customer as a part of KYC. 

These documents will be initially stored at the CPC for POSB and PLI customers. As the volume of these documents increases they will be shifted to ware houses of Department of Post. Department of Post is planning to either lease or own warehouses at different locations of India for the storage of physical documents. 

ECMS application will be used to manage electronic documents. Account opening form and other documents for all types of accounts (SB, RD, TD, & Certificates etc.) will be scanned at the CPC, stored in the ECMS application. These scanned documents will be linked against respective customer details. 

10. Does the postmaster need to fill up all fields of account opening form during the account creation process?

No, only mandatory fields need to be filled by the postmasters or postal assistants working at the SB counter. Non mandatory details can be filled at the CPC from the documents collected at the SB counters. 

11. Can the new CBS application calculate the RD agents commission amounts automatically? 

Yes, the Finacle application has the ability to calculate agents’ commission. 

12. Instant Money Order and MO Videsh part of CBS application? 

No, products like Instant Money order and MO Videsh will be incorporated into Core System Integrator (CSI) application.

13. What about old accounts which do not satisfy KYC norms, will they be migrated to CBS?

Yes, all accounts irrespective of their KYC status will be migrated to CBS. The idea is to have allaccounts in the centralized CBS server. Updates/additional documentation can be collected later from the customer. The expectation is customers will provide the required KYC documents once theyare positively influenced by the additional facilities provided by the department post CBSimplementation. KYC has been made mandatory as a process and also in the application. So, if the customer wants to use these features (like ATM, internet banking etc.) they will have to provide required KYC documents.

14. Whose responsibility is it to put cash in ATMs? 

Cash status at any ATM can be monitored using the ATM monitoring software application provided by CBS vendor. The application will highlight the ATMs when the amount of cash in the ATM bin falls below the prescribed level. The person/department monitoring the application need to co-ordinatewith the nearest post office and the Cash Management vendor to get the ATM replenished with cash.

So, while the cash will be provided by post office. The actual transfer of cash to the ATM machine 

will be handled by Cash Management Vendor. 

15. What is the role envisaged for SBCO? Will they be disbanded? 

No, SBCO will not be disbanded. They will continue to be the audit organisation of POSB. It is expected that going further their roles will be redefined. Existing work like ledger agreement etc. might be discontinued in the future. CBS software will have an online SBCO module for checking transactions with physical vouchers.

16. Will customers continue to get passbooks or only statements will be provided? 

Customers will continue to have passbooks. 

17. Does the ECMS application support any language other than English (multilingual)? Will ECMS be used only for CBS and PLI?

No, even though ECMS application can scan documents written in any language, it does not support multilingual syntax for other operations. Data entry and storage features of the application are facilitated only in English. 

The plan is to use ECMS application as the data storage for other departments as well. Personneldepartment might be using it to store service records of employees (HRMS application).

18. What happens if some SB entries (postings) are missing for migrated accounts? 

Post offices are expected to keep their data updated till the date of migration. In case some entries (postings) are still missing then the application have the back dated entry feature to support data entry of past data. This feature can only be used for missed postings which less than 30 days old. If any posting is more than 30 days old then its financial impact need to be calculated manually outside of the application and the final figure can be posted as a deposit or withdrawal entry with appropriate remarks.

19. Which type of accounts will be migrated? From where will the data be taken for migration into theCBS environment? When will the actual data migration happen, in weekdays or over the weekends?

What will happen post data migration? 

All open accounts will be migrated to the new centralized server. 

The data migration pickup points is discussed in detail below1 – 

Data pick up points at HOs on Sanchay Post: 
  1. All Sanchay Post data for HO migration to be picked from HO database 
  2. Discontinued products data will be picked from manual registers 


Data pick up points at SO on Sanchay Post: 
  1. All SP data – Centralized & Decentralized data for SO migration to be picked from SO database 
  2. Discontinued products data will be picked from manual registers 


Data pick up points at Manual SOs: 

All Centralized products data to be picked from SOSB; Only transaction data 
Decentralized & Discontinued products data will be picked from manual registers; Signature scan all schemes; Master dataMost likely data migration will happen over the weekend. If it happens over the weekdays then it will be done in non-working hours and after the closure of business of the concerned office. 

All transaction and master data will be migrated to the new CBS database. 

Post data migration all POSB transactions will be done over the CBS application from the very next day. To facilitate smooth migration into new environment Infosys will provide 2 days of active support. Also, 7 days of acceptance testing with active support from Champion user and Infosys team will be done at the concerned post office. 

Post 7 days queries will be handled through Help desk of CBS (manned by Infosys team) 

20. Will standing instructions be migrated. 

Yes, all features of the accounts will be migrated into the new system. Standing instructions will also be migrated along with the other account details. 

21. Can I use the ATMs provided by the post office to withdraw money from other bank ATMs? 

The approval from RBI is to support only ‘on us’ transactions through ATMs. We need to prove our capability to handle ATM related transactions in a closed environment and then migrate to both ‘on us’ and ‘of us’ transactions.
 ‘On us’ transactions means ATM cards issued by department of post will be supported only on POSB ATMs. POSB ATMs will act as silo ATM connected to the DoP CBS environment. So, DoP customers will not be able to use the ATMs to withdraw money from outside of DoP network (other bank ATMs). 

After approval from RBI, India post will collaborate with VISA, Mastercard along with RuPay of NPCI. These collaborations will facilitate withdrawal facility through VISA and MasterCard network (supporting ‘of us’ transactions). It is expected that DoP will get the approval post the pilot implementation. Post that POSB customers can transact in other bank’s ATMs and vice versa. 

22. How to handle cases if a customer comes up with a valid passbook but the account has not been migrated to CBS for some reason or other? 

There is a concept of Office Account in Finacle; this facility can be used to facilitate such transactions. Ideally offices should digitalize all accounts but if for some reason an account has been missed and the customer comes up with a valid passbook. The postmaster can make the payment after validating the authenticity of the passbook and debit the Office Account of the post office. 

23. Who will sign off the data from the post offices? 

It will be the responsibility of the post master of the concerned post office. However Postmaster has to verify/agree with the SBCO before signing off the data. Postmasters also need to confirm that the data migrated to the CBS is the same as their Sanchay Post office data (at pre migrated stage). 

Infosys will generate various reports to help the post master in confirming this. 

24. Can the same KYC be reused across various schemes? 

Yes. So, if a customer has already an account for which KYC documents have been submitted then he or she need not submit his or her KYC document once again for opening any new account of same or different category. 

25. How will the consolidations of HO happen when the SO is not yet into the CBS environment but the HO is on CBS platform? 

SOSB at the HO will not be disbanded completely until all SOs reporting to it migrate to CBS environment. The SOSB staff will continue to feed data into Sanchay Post (SP) as per the current process and get the consolidation from SP. Finacle reports will provide the sum of HO transactions. 

These needs to be integrated manually until all sub post offices under a CBS HO have migrated to the CBS environment.