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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

POSTAL NETWORK AT A GLANCE....


Network-connected handheld devices for postal delivery soon

இந்திய  அஞ்சல்  துறை.........  
மிகப்பெரும்  மாற்றத்தை நோக்கி ....

NEW DELHI: The Department of Posts (DoP) is likely to soon start a Rs 1,370-crore mega project that will allow India's 1.3 lakh postmen in rural regions to use network-connected handheld terminals for postal delivery.

The project, awarded last year to a consortium that includes state-run Telecom Consultants of India (TCIL), system integrator Ricoh India and Hyderabad-based VisionTek, which provides handheld devices, was delayed due to unavailability of components. 

Big IT companies such as HP and Wipro were also in the running for the contract rolled out by the ministry of communications & information technology. "Based on terminal devices on network, the DoP initiative is likely to happen later this month. The project was delayed as the private company took time to deliver the components," TCIL's chairman and managing director Vimal Wakhlu told ET.

The devices will have a biometric module to authenticate an individual's identity using the Aadhaar number, solar-powered panel for charging terminals and a thermal printer to instantly print receipts.

"This is completely an indigenous project, including devices and components, and strengthens the concept of 'Make in India'," said Wakhlu.

The initiative is aimed at preventing postal losses and minimising procedural delays. The service will require a digital signature of the addressee that can be automatically transferred to a central server and an acknowledgement sent to the person. 

TCIL is roping in state-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd for providing network connectivity. 

The movement of postmen can be tracked using GPS on this device. It will help monitor the entire system and ensure more efficiency as post offices play a vital role in India's rural economy, Wakhlu said. "This programme is a step towards financial inclusion of the people of rural India as it will facilitate financial transactions. Money can be delivered and accepted through this device, with proper bank account and receipts delivery," he said.

Ricoh will act as the systems integrator, managing installations, maintaining hardware and supplying peripheral devices for the project.

"We have won the Rs 1,370-crore contract from DoP for the supply of hardware solutions under the department's modernisation initiatives. Ricoh will be providing maintenance services for rural ICT devices for a period of five years," said Ricoh India's managing director Manoj Kumar. 

//copy// EconomicTimes

IndiaPost has more active role in transformation of India --- MoC in HoC meet

The DoP has plans to set up Post Bank of India under payments bank licence. The Reserve Bank of India has already issued licensing norms for niche banks - payments banks and small banks.

There will be no job losses during transformation of the Department of Posts, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assured Friday. "I assure all employees that no one will lose their job during the transformation of Department of Post.
There is a need for capacity building," Prasad tweeted while sharing highlights of his address to circle heads of Department of Posts.

The Minister has been asking postal employees to transform themselves and help in transformation of post offices. "Computerisation of all Post Offices must be completed soon.
This is my priority and I will personally monitor the progress of this work," he tweeted. The minister said that proposed Post Bank of India will be a game changer for the department as it will take financial inclusion to a new level. "Post offices must gear up for this," he said.
The DoP has plans to set up Post Bank of India under payments bank licence. The Reserve Bank of India has already issued licensing norms for niche banks - payments banks and small banks.
Prasad said that DoP officers should reach out to eCommerce companies and offer them logistics services. "eCommerce is a great opportunity. India Post must use this opportunity to take eCommerce to the every corner of India," Prasad said.
India Post has launched a mobile application and an e-commerce centre at Safdarjang, New Delhi, that will handle e-retailing exclusively. The centre is capable of handling 30,000 parcels per day. Online retail players such as Amazon, Paytm and Snapdeal are using the Postal Department's services for their parcels.
He said that post offices in rural India must also improve their facilities and improve their visibility by placing sign boards so that people can locate it easily.

"Department of Post has to play a bigger & more active role in transformation of India. No other govt agency has such deep understanding of India," Prasad tweeted.

7th Pay Commission Report Reaches Final Stage....

            The 7th Pay Commission Report is Said to be in the final Stage of Completion.  The Commission has already completed its research on the Pay Structures and Allowances to employees at Various stages.  The Commission has also taken into account the Structure prevailing in various Labor Intensive Countries both (developed and underdeveloped).
            The Commission is now under the process of recommending modification of several Benefits already available for the Government Employees.        
             There would be a change in the following areas :-

1. Earned Leave and its encashment during Service
2. Modifications in Medical Leave.
3. Risk Allowances for Armed Forces..
4. Leave and facilities relating to Women Employees.
5. Modification of Loans and Advances.
6. Provision of Amenities at various cities and rural establishment.
          The Commission has taken into consideration on the Unions Demand on Modification of  " Grade Pay " system .   It is learnt that some members have sought modification of Grade Pay System rather than totally discontinueing it.
           The Grade Pay System is likely to continue with some modifications .
            The Commission would concentrate highly on two aspects in fixing the Pay Structure to the employees.
 1. Minimum Pay
2. Ratio of Pay between various Posts.
          They would also consider higher pays for  Posts which are highly and directly relating to the services to People like the railways , Postal etc.
           The commission also wanted to discontinue several benefits which do have direct impact to the employees and does not provide any value to the society. The Leave structure is like to be modified where the employees can avail leave according to their requirements and not on common declarations so that the Government Machinery will be able to function through out the year with improved services to people.
          Privitization of posts such as Stenographers , peons and internal security will be recommended by granting financial powers to the bureaucrats instead of a permanent liablity to the Government .
          Posts Involving Multitasking and Combination of Several modes of Operations will have attractive pay scales .  Posts of Clerical in nature and does not prove to be productive or cannot be valuated on the basis of efficiency will be brought under one level of Pay Scale ie.  The Clerical Posts will be provided with same level of Pay in all the Government Departments so that there would be a parity in Post and Pay .   The New Clerical Post would also be suited for exchange of Staff between one Government Organisation to Another with very simple formalities.  example : one clerk working in Income Tax Department can be deputed to Central Excise Department or Customs where the nature of job remains the same .
         The Pay Structure for Administration wings of the Government Department would also be highly benefited on the revised liberlisation . 
          The Pay Commission would only worry  about the fixing of Minimum Scale of Pay and the Maximum Scale of Pay .     If the Minimum Scale of Pay is being Satisfied , then all other pay structures would have a considerable hike with the ratios .   If the Pay Commission fails to consider fixing of Minimum Pay Scale , then there would be a problem for all the Pay Scales there after.
          The High Level Officers in the Civil Services Cadre have already demanded better Pay Scales and Perks .  There becomes a Necessity to the Commission to consider higher Pay Scales for High Level Officers .
          The entire Central Government Employees have already demanded for merger of DA and the Government has not taken note of and yet waiting for the pay commission report.
          The recent strong protests from various labor unions against the central Government Policies and the Delhi Results have made more interesting in the Rally Between the Employees and the Present Government.
          The Government should consider the demands of the employees as major part of the employees belong to the defense. However the Government would equally treat both the Civil and Defense employees on a single platform on Pay . But the Allowances would differ between them.
          Hope the Pay Commission would bring an acceptable Report by both ends without any anomoly and should provide clear directions to the Goverment on the Modifications of Pay in Future.

News times report...............

Monday, 27 April 2015

Office bearers elected in 42nd Biennial conference held at Erode HO on 26.04.2015



Divisional President:  Shri S.Chellamuthu PA, Erode Collectorate SO

Vice President         :   Shri M.Ravishankar PA, Erode HO

                                   Shri T.Sivakumar PA, Surampatti SO

                                   Shri T.V.Raghavan SPM, Cauvery RS SO

                                   Shri A.V. Sivasubramanian SPM, Erode Collectorate SO     

Divisional Secretary:    Shri K.Swaminathan PA, Karungalpalayam SO

Assistant Secretary:      Shri N.Anandakumar SA, O/o SSPOs, Erode Division

                                    Shri G.Sedhuraman PA, Erode HO

                                    Shri V.Arunkumar PM Gr I, Surampatti SO

                                    Smt M.Subha Priya PA, Erode HO

                                    Shri N.Karthikeyan PA, Modakurichi SO

Finance Secretary    :  Shri K.Gobinath SA, Erode HO

Asst. Fin. Secretary:   Shri S.Govindaraju SA, O/o SSPOs, Erode Division.

Organizing Secretary: Shri D.Sakthivel SPM, Pasur SO

                                 Shri R.Mohanasundaram PM Gr I, Kodumudi SO (on transit)

ஈரோடு கோட்ட P3 சங்க மாநாடு - பத்திரிக்கை செய்திகள் .

Dinamalar dated 27.4.2015

Kalaikathir dated 27.4.2015

Dinamani dated 27.4.2015

Dinakaran dated 27.4.2015