Thursday, March 31, 2016


A meeting with Cabinet Secretary Sri. P. K. Sinha was held at Cabinet Secretariat Committee Room, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi on 30.03.2016. All Members of empowered committee i.e. Secretaries of Various Departments were present in the meeting. Department of Post was represented by Sri. Ashutosh Tripathi, Member (Personal), Sri Shailendra Dashora, DDG (Estt) Ms. Manju Pandey, DDG (Personal) & Ms. Anju Nigam DDG (SR) from FNPO, Shri. D. Theagrajan, Secretary General, FNPO & General Secretary R3, Shri. T. N. Rahate, President FNPO & General Secretary P4 from   NFPE Com. R. N. Parashar, Secretary General NFPE & General Secretary P3, Com. Giriraj Singh, President NFPE & General Secretary, R3 & Com. R. Seethalakshmi, Dy. Secretary General, NFPE & General Secretary P4 and from BPEF. Com. S. K. Sinha, General Secretary Postal Accounts Association participated. We presented our views in support of each and every demand submitted by NFPE & FNPO in memorandum to Pay Commission and Empowered Committee and implementation cell. We demanded upgraded scales for each cadre of Department. The meeting was held in a very congenial atmosphere. We may hope for the better.

Instructions from Directorate have been issued to all Head of Circles.

Orders opening of Post Offices upto 10 p.m.  modified. Where there is no work P.O. will not be kept open and LADY STAFF will not be detained beyond 7 p.m.
        Instructions from Directorate have been issued to all Head of Circles.
From: Director (CBS)
Sent: 31 March 2016 17:03
To: CPMG Andhra Pradesh Circle; CPMG Assam Circle; CPMG Bihar Circle; CPMG Chattisgarh Circle; CPMG Delhi Circle; CPMG Gujrat Circle; CPMG Haryana Circle; CPMG Himachal Pradesh Circle; CPMG Jammu & Kashmir Circle; CPMG Jharkhand Circle; CPMG Karnataka Circle; CPMG Kerala Circle; CPMG Madhya Pradesh Circle; CPMG Maharashtra Circle; CPMG North East Circle; CPMG Orissa Circle; CPMG Punjab Circle; CPMG Rajasthan Circle; CPMG Tamilnadu Circle; CPMG Uttar Pradesh Circle; CPMG Uttarakhand Circle; CPMG West Bengal Circle; Sakthivelu VM; Giriraj Ponnambalam; ADG (CBS); Kawaljit Singh; Vinay Gupta; Director CEPT (Mysore);; PMG (BD, Tech & Mktg) Hyderabad; PMG (BD, Tech & Mktg), Ahmedabad; PMG (BD, Tech & Mktg), Bangalore; PMG (BD, Tech & Mktg), Chennai; PMG (BD, Tech & Mktg), Lucknow; PMG (BD, Tech & Mktg), New Delhi; PMG (BD, Tech & Mktg), Ranchi; PMG (Mails & BD) Thiruvanathapuram; PMG (Operations), New Delhi; PMG Agra Region; PMG Ajmer (SR) Region; PMG Allahabad Region; PMG Aurangabad Region; PMG Bareilly Region; PMG BD, Tech & Mktg (Bhopal); PMG Behrampur Region; PMG Calicut Region; PMG Chennai City Region
Cc: Sandhya Kumari spocbihar; Iqbal spcc_up_incharge; mahrashtra cbs_SPOC; SPOC andhrapradesh;; adfs-dl.dop;; mrtechcell dop;; Sri Tapas Deb Barma_spoc; dop ap;;;; cpc_gujarat;; mp_spoc_2;; mp_spoc_2; uttarakhand spoc spoc_uttarakhand;;; Jammu spoc_JK; Sonika Thakur;;; cbs cpcddn; CBS CPC, Orissa Circle; CBS CPC, Haryana Circle; CBS CPC, Uttarakhand Circle;; CBS CPC, AP Circle; CBS CPC, Punjab Circle; CBS CPC, WB Circle; cbs-asm.dop; CBS CPC, Maharashtra Circle; CBS CPC, North East Circle; CBS CPC, Karnataka Circle; CBS CPC, Tamilnadu Circle; CBS CPC, UP Circle; CBS CPC, MP Circle; CBS CPC, Rajasthan Circle; CBS CPC, Jharkhand Circle; CBS CPC, J&K Circle; CBS CPC, Bihar Circle; CBS CPC, Delhi Circle; CBS CPC, Chattisgarh Circle; CBS CPC, Assam Circle; FSI (CBS) Team, CEPT; DDG (Financial Services); Member (Technology); Member (Banking & HRD); Director (Technology); DDG (PMU); Saurabh Gupta; OSD (Secretary Posts); Aman Sharma; OSD (Secretary Posts); DPS HQ (New Delhi); DPS HQ, Chandigarh; DPS HQ, Chennai; DPS HQ, Hyderabad; DPS HQ, Mumbai; DPS HQ, Trivandrum; Aman Sharma

 Subject: Re: Urgent: Opening of Post office till 10.00 PM today.
Respected Sir/Madam

    In continuation of trail mail regarding instructions on opening of Post Offices till 10 PM today, it is further informed that no female employee will be retained in the Post Office beyond 7:30 PM. Where there is only lady staff in a Post Office, alternate arrangement should be made by Divisional Head to accept business till 10:00 PM.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.

With regards,

Sachin Kishore

Director (CBS)
Sansad Marg,
Dak Bhavan

Opening of Post office till 10:00 PM on 31.03.2016


1)7TH CPC ISSUES : THREE DIFFERENT VIEWS PROJECTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF POST . 2)our Fedration letter to Chairperson Postal Board.

Acceptance of POSB business in the case Finacle CBS application is not accessible or slow to accept the transactions presented at the counter - invoking of Business Continuity Plan (BCP) - SB Order 2

Slow servers hamper postal services

The financial services offered by postal department through ‘Core Banking Solution (CBS)’ get caught up in poor connectivity problem.

The CBS is a system in which account records of customers will be maintained centrally across branches in the nation and accessed through internet whenever there is a transaction or enquiry. This is the system followed in commercial banks.

The CBS is being introduced in all branch and head post offices of the nation. In Tiruvannamalai division, Tiruvannamalai Head Post Office was the first office to be connected in CBS on 20 October 2014. Then Arani Head Post Office was connected to CBS. Gradually other post offices were also converted as CBS branches. Out of 74 offices in the district including 72 branch post offices and two head post offices 68 are brought into CBS network. The last office to be converted to CBS was Thellaru Branch Office that was in December 2015.

Though almost all but six offices were brought under CBS, the technology that replaced the conventional account maintenance system turned bane instead of a boon. Reason: inconsistent and slow connectivity. Poor processing speed due to low server band width when compared to the volume of data processed, expansion of network and growth of customer base.
All the financial business done in a CBS branches including savings account, fixed account, recurring deposits, bonds like National Savings Certificate, Kisan Vikas Patra, Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme as well as Postal Life Insurance schemes will have to depend on network.

An employee said, “for example a customer comes in and wants to deposit some money in his savings account or withdraw money or want to encash his/her NSC bond we need to open their account records using specific software called pinnacle and with the help of the internet. If the record takes time to open or struggles to open customer has to wait. The wait extends from minutes to hours.

“When we say network is down, they ask us when will be it be back. But we are not certain about it ourselves and we are not able to tell them,” a staff said on the condition of anonymity.

“Even when network is ok, it takes much time to process when we enter figures. Some time it takes till late in the night before employees finish with the system. At a time pressure was high from higher ups to start more accounts we feel helpless dealing with poor system,” said another employee.

Source :

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Process of Accepting RD Transactions of MPKBY and PRSS Agents

S B Order No. 02/2016 : Acceptance of POSB business in the case of Finacle CBS application is not accessible or slow to accept transactions presented at the counter - invoking of Business Continuity Plan (BCP) regarding

Revision in Interest Rates of Small Savings Schemes - SB Order No. 01/2016

Fourth meeting of Empowered Committee of Secretaries

 Fourth meeting of Empowered Committee of Secretaries (ECos) to firm up the recommendation of 7th central pay commission was held today at  pm with Cabinet Secretary FNPO& NFPE representatives participated in the meeting  
minutes of the mee

Date 29/03/2016- SG FNPO send the letter to Member (Tech) Copy of the letter reproduced below: Respected sir,

ZDate 29/03/2016- SG FNPO send the letter to Member (Tech) Copy of the letter reproduc

  Respected sir,
Kindly recall our discussion yesterday on CBS related issues.
While thanking for your reply through eMail, we discussed the remedies suggested therein with the field workers.
Based upon the feedback, we seek your clarification whether the two Servers assured to be installed on 01.04.2016 is going to be exclusively for Finacle/Mccamish or for RICT scheduled to be launched from the same day.
Thanking you                                                                                                             D.Theagarajan

Directorate clarified that two servers to be installed on 01/04/2016 is for Finacle/Mccamish not for RICT.
   SG FNPO met Member (P) and DDG SR. More details wil be pulished in our sentinel .

Easy access to health services to the public: GIS-enabled HMIS application and the self-printing of e-CGHS cards

Press Information Bureau 

Government of India

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

29-March-2016 20:10 IST

 Shri J P Nadda launches GIS-enabled HMIS application, self-printing of e-CGHS Card 

“A significant steps towards Digital India and for easy access of health services to the common man”: Shri J P Nadda

Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched two major Digital initiatives to provide easy access to health services to the public: GIS-enabled HMIS application and the self-printing of e-CGHS cards, here today. Launching these initiatives of the Health Ministry, the Union Minister stated that the Health Ministry remains committed to strengthening public health systems and providing user-friendly health services in the country. He further stated that that this will provide a tremendous opportunity to further strengthen and enhance the reach of key interventions.

Terming these as significant and forward looking steps contributing to Digital India, Shri J P Nadda said: “The initiative will not only monitor the performance and quality of the health services being provided under the NHM, but will also provide effective healthcare to the rural population throughout the country”. The GIS-enabled HMIS services will provide comprehensive data on a GIS platform on 1.6 lakh Government Health facilities spread across the country. The project has been developed with the objective of enabling the effective usage of the HMIS application, enhancing analytical capabilities of States/UTs and providing a geographical display of HMIS data using GIS. The application also has scope of incorporating map layers of roads and water bodies which will provide comprehensive information regarding health facilities and disease vulnerable areas of the country. At present, the application is available in login domain of HMIS portal. It is planned to put it in public domain in near future. Moreover, the mapping provides data only on public health facilities presently, which shall soon be expanded to cover private facilities also, the Union Minister informed.

Health Management Information System (HMIS) is a web-based monitoring system that has been put in place by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) to monitor its health programmes and provide key inputs for policy formulation and interventions. It was launched during October, 2008 with uploading of district consolidated figures. To make HMIS more robust and effective and in order to facilitate local level monitoring, “facility based reporting” was initiated since April, 2011. At present, 1.94 lakh health facilities (across all States/UTs) are uploading facility wise data on monthly basis on HMIS web portal. Data are presently being made available to various stakeholders in the form of standard & customized reports, factsheets, score- cards etc. HMIS data are widely used by the Ministry and States for policy planning, monitoring and supervision purpose.

The Union Health Minister, while launching the self-printing of the E-CGHS card, stated that this will provide ease and access to all those beneficiaries such as the pensioners who may find it difficult to go to the CGHS centres for renewal, and in the event of loss/misplacement of the card. As this can be printed from any location once the process of application based on authentic documents has been approved, this enables easy reprinting by the beneficiary himself/herself. The beneficiary can access this facility by visiting the CGHS portal at where simple steps for this have been enumerated.

Also present at the meeting were Shri B P Sharma, Secretary (HFW), and senior officers of the Health Ministry. 

Implementation of BCP for next 3 working days in CBS Offices

From: Director (CBS)

Sent: 29 March 2016 08:15

Subject: Implementation of BCP for next 3 working days in CBS Offices  

Respected Sir/Madam, 

We have issued various mails regarding smooth operations of CBS Offices up to 31st  March 2016 by invoking Business Continuity Plans (BCP) for accepting Deposits, New Accounts / Certificates / Agent RD Schedules in offline mode but with setting up a control room at Dak Bhawan and kind of calls received with control room, it is observed that still CBS Post Offices are not clear in executing various BCP orders. Therefore, I am once again mentioning the steps to be taken for smooth functioning of CBS operations in the light of slowness of Finacle:-
1.  If Finacle is slow in any CBS Post Office, only withdrawals and closures transactions should be carried out on line and all other Deposits, New Accounts, New Certificates, Agent RD LOTs should be accepted offline. 

2. Passbook updating should be avoided in next three days. 

3. Unnecessary Reports  should not be generated. 

4. Sacking of officials (if system is hanged) should be avoided as after 15 minutes, automatic sacking happens. 

5. In Offline mode, Deposits in RD, SB and PPF are to be accepted in already circulated Excel sheets (refer BCP document). For SSA, orders will be issued separately. 

6. For new investments, creation of new CIF should be avoided. If Finacle is working, use old CIF ID and open new account which takes very less time. If Finacle is slow or not working, in case of opening of accounts, AOF with KYC documents (if required) should be accepted with Pay-in-Slip and counterfoil of Pay-in-Slip should be given to customer after putting date stamp and signatures. In case of Certificates, receipt from NC 4a should be issued. Details of such new accounts should be noted in a Register and cash can be accounted for in SB Cash. If cheque is already cleared or clearance is received in next three days, amount can be accounted in SB Cash. These accounts can be opened in Finacle when speed is improved (but before 31st March) and date of acceptance of cash or date of clearance of cheque should be mentioned as Value Date in Finacle. If cheques are cleared without entering into Finacle, funding can be done by Debiting 0007 Office Account and Crediting 0382 or 0017 Office Accounts and then debiting 0382 or 0017 office accounts and crediting new account. No new investment should be refused by any CBS Post Office up to 31st March. 

7. In respect of Agent RD LOTs, SOP has been circulated for accepting Agent LOTs in MS Excel and Agent LOTs prepared through Portal by putting value date as date of presentation of Agent LOTs. No Agent LOT/List in MS Excel should be refused by 31st March 2016. Agent List in MS Excel can be accepted through PEN Drive, E Mail or CD and saved on the desktop first. After words, it can be processed as per SOP circulated. 

For any further query, Directorate Control Room numbers or CEPT Chennai Team numbers can be contacted.  

With regards,

Sachin Kishore
Director (CBS)
Sansad Marg,
Dak Bhavan

Fourth meeting of Empowered Committee of Secretaries (ECos) to firm up the recommendation of 7th central pay commission.

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(S.R. Division)

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi, dated the    March, 2016

Subject:  Fourth meeting of Empowered Committee of Secretaries (ECos) to firm up the recommendation of 7th central pay commission.
In pursuance of the communication received from Department of Expenditure, I am directed to inform you that the above meeting has been rescheduled on 30-03-2016 at 03.30 P.M. in the Committee Room, Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.
( V. Ramaswamy )
Assistant Director General (SR & Legal)

1.    Shri R.N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE, 1st Floor, Post Office Building, North Avenue, New Delhi-110 001.

2.    Shri D. Theagarajan, Secretary General, FNPO, T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi-110 001.

3.    Shri Giri Raj Singh, General Secretary, All India RMS & MMS Employees Union ‘Group-C’, Quarter No.17/4C, P&T Colony, Kali Bari Marg, New Delhi-110 001.

4.    Ms. R. Seethalakshmi, General Secretary, All India Postal Employees Union, Postmen & Group ;’D’/MTS, 17/3-D, Type-III, P&T Quarters, Kali Bari Marg, New Delhi-110 001.

5.    Shri T.N. Rahate, General Secretary, National Union of Postal Employees, Postmen & Group ‘D’/MTS, DalviSadan, Kurshid Square, P&T Colony, Civil Lines, Delhi-110 054.

6.    Shri Sanjay Kumar Sinha, General Secretary, Bharatiya Postal Accounts Office Employees Association, 301, Meera Anand Aparrtment, Nehru Nagar,  Patna-800 013.