Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Copy of the Letter No. AIPSBCOEA/CHQ    Dated 10.04.2012


The Secretary,
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan
New Delhi 110001


SUB:Decentralization of RD work from   H.O. to SOs  - Ledger postings in HO reg..

            Vide Directorate letter no. 113-1/2002-SB  dated 13.2.2002, RD work was decentralize from HO to Departmental Sub offices to avoid maintenance of duplicate Ledgers in HO in r/o accounts opened in SOs . In the above cited order, no additional items of control work were mentioned.

            As a further development, while computerization of savings accounts, maintenance of duplicate ledger card was again introduced in the name of feeding of RD transactions in V2SBCO. The same was saddled upon the SBCO staff which is purely operative work.  Since there was no norms for attending this work and no additional man power, this revised procedure became not workable in HO. Entrusting the operative work of ledger posting to control organization is logically contrary also.
           While taking stock of the situation in DSOs , the position of ledger posting is in precarious condition. Due to various reasons, the ledger work in DSOs has been totally derailed. Onetime updating of RD ledgers in SOs by copying entries from pass book at the time of closure has become the order of day.
         In our view, the situation prior to 2002 ( Introduction of decentralization) is far better than that of now. Mushroom growth of frauds in RD category is the worst side effect of the decentralization. A number of SBCO officials are being succumbed to the evils of frauds and subjected under contributory negligence case.
        Our union considers this is high time to review aftermath developments of decentralization and to cause issue of orders for roll back the decentralization orders for maintenance of ledgers in HO SB Branch so as to enable the SBCO to carry out control work on RD effectively.                 
Yours Faithfully
General Secretary

Friday, April 6, 2012

Money spinners: postal department plans 1,000 ATMs in 6 states

The Department of Post (DoP) is on a technology upgrade drive. The department plans to set up 1,000 automated teller machines (ATMs) across six states —Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu —  as part of its ongoing modernisation drive, said Manjula Parasher, secretary, posts.
“We will start execution of our modern technology programme across six circles by the end of this year,” said Parasher. “This will help in people getting core banking facility etc. We plan to have 1,000 ATMs in a phased manner. The process for this will start by the year-end.”
The DoP has selected five major technology companies for five of its technology advancement projects.
It has issued a Letter of Intent to Infosys for two projects including rural system and financial services integration; Tata Consultancy Services for change management; Sify for network integration and Reliance Communications Infrastructure for data centre.
The department plans to start execution of some of these projects by end of this year across six states on a pilot basis.
It has already received approval for Rs 1,877 crore to be spent across these projects over a period of two years and will seek additional funds when the need arises.
“Funds of Rs 1,877 crore have been approved,” said Parasher. “We will go ahead with that. We may need more money because implementation in some of the cases may last over six-nine years.”
The department will computerise all of its 1.6 lakh post offices across the country by 2013 with over 24,000 department post offices already computerised by March. 
250 computerised post offices in J-K
With an aim of providing better services to the people, the DoP has decided to computerise at least 250 post offices in Jammu and Kashmir during the current year. “During this year, the department has taken the ambitious plan of computerising 250 post offices and modernising them to make them relevant,” said John Samuel, chief postmaster general, J&K Circle. PTI/Srinagar

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