“Forward ever, backward never: onwards with Breaking Through”
1)Revision of time limit for submission of final claims for reimbursement of medical expenses under CS(MA)
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2)Post info brings post office to mobile

ALLAHABAD: Now, one will not have to visit a post office to enquire about the status of their postal dispatches or interest accrued on investments in financial schemes. For the benefit of customers, the postal department has launched mobile app 'Postinfo' that would provide all information available on mobile screen.
The android based app is available free of cost.
The app also allows a customer to save information for future reference and share it with others through bluetooth, messaging apps, WhatsApp and facebook.
The tracking facility would help people trace the location of insured letter, value payable letter, registered packets, periodicals, insured parcel and electronic money order (e-MO) among others.
The users can view the status of their articles by entering the article number and pressing the track button. It will instantly display details of their article on real time basis.
Through the app, people would also be able to avail the facility of calculating interest accrued and total amount on their savings accounts. It would also provide information on various financial schemes launched by the department.
"The app can also help customers calculate postage price to be paid for all types of articles based on the weight entered by the user through a 'postage calculator' feature of the app. The unique feature of the app is that in a single query it shows chargeable tariff for all postal items," said senior superintendent of post.
Similarly premium calculator is another feature.
He further said, "The department is offering various types of life insurance policies. The users can check the premium payable for all eligible types of postal or rural postal life insurance policies on the basis of the input entered. Similarly, interest can be calculated on all small saving schemes, including Central government's ambitious scheme, 'Sukanya Samriddhi yojana', recurring deposits, time deposit, monthly income scheme, senior citizen savings scheme, national savings certificate and kisan vikas patra among a number of others."

3)India Post readies for more tie-ups with e-commerce firms

For India Post, the new-age business is going to be a key revenue driver with phenomenal rise in daily mailing volumes as it is increasingly looking at associations with entities such as Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and YEP.
MUMBAI: When did you last remember a postman knocking at you door? Even though it's hard to recall such an incident, your friendly neighbourhood postman may now appear at your doorstep more often, delivering a book or a gadget bought on an e-commerce portal. The department of posts now delivers more than two lakh e-commerce parcels daily, double of what it used to a year ago, according to a national estimate. "E-commerce fulfillment (shipping) is a big business opportunity for us," said Ashok Kumar Dash, chief postmaster general (Maharashtra Circle), India Post. "Associations with e-commerce portals are likely to go up in the coming days, and the quality of deliveryin farflung areas will be crucial." For India Post, the new-age business is going to be a key revenue driver with phenomenal rise in daily mailing volumes as it is increasingly looking at associations with entities such as Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and YEP, a move aimed at revenue generation for the 200-year old straggler.
For instance, in the Mumbai region of the Maharashtra circle, daily Amazon parcel deliveries have risen to about 7,000 a day at present from a mere 200 shipments in November, two people with the direct knowledge of the matter told ET.
Flipkart too has started shipments to its customers using the postal services. In the Mumbai region, it has been sending around 700-800 parcels daily since the past three months, said one of the persons in the know of things.
Two years ago, the e-commerce revenue was below Rs 200 crore, and it was estimated to be about Rs 400-500 crore in the year ending March 2015.
All-India revenue from e-commerce is expected to be Rs 900-1,000 crore in FY16 for India Post, according to PN Ranjit Kumar, postmaster general (Mumbai), India Post.
"Revenues are likely to rise in this segment," he said. Both, however, declined to share further details. The e-commerce sector in India has grown by 34% (CAGR) since 2009 to touch $16.4 billion in 2014, and is expected to be about $22 billion in 2015, according to a recent report by PwC. This in turn has triggered a growth in the logistics business.
India's logistics business is estimated at $100 billion, and India Post is hoping to cater to the growing demand in this sector, especially in tier-II and tier-III cities where the presence of private courier companies is limited. The postal department is trying to use its post office network of over 1.5 lakh branches.
One of the advantages the department is its huge land bank which is crucial for logistics business, according to a senior government official.


4)DOP Agent RD Bulk List Preparation at Agent Portal

Agent Portal can be accessed using the the website 
Every MPKBY/PRSS agents will get the usernames and passwords at the time of migration to Fiancle by the DOP IT Chennai.
  1. All the accounts linked to a particular agent will be displayed one the agent logons to web portal.
  2. Separate lists to be prepared for Cash/DOP Cheque(POSB Cheque) and NON DOP Cheque.
  3. The accounts opened before 15th should be paid on or before 15th and the accounts opened after 15th can be paid on or before last day of a month.

RD Bulk list preparation procedure:-

Open the URL for RD agent portal then the system will ask to enter the username and password enter both of them as shown
  • Then click on login then the system will ask to change the password after the first login then change the password.
  • Note that the system will give you chance to enter the password maximum of 10 times for unsuccessful attempts.
After entering the username and password then the system will show the following screen
Then click on Accounts tab as shown
  • Then click on Agent inquire and update screen as shown
  • Then the system will show the list of accounts attached to that agent as shown
  • Then select the mode of payment i.e., select mode as cash/dop cheque or non dop cheque as shown
  • Then in the next step select the list of account numbers you are trying to pay in the list for suppose if you are paying for 5 customers we have to select the 5 account numbers. 
  • Account numbers in the agent portal will be in ascending order so select them. For example if your 1st account number is in page1 select it and if next account number is page3 go to page3 and select the account number in this way select 5 account numbers in our example as shown and then click on save.
Note that after selecting all the account numbers only click on save maximum of 50 account numbers can be selected for 1 list for maximum of 10000 for cash and no limit for cheque.

Then in the next screen it will display the selected accounts as shown


Select first account number enter the no of installments and then click on get rebate and default then system calculates the default and rebate automatically as shown and enter the ASLAAS number of the customer and then click on save


Select the account number enter the no of installments,enter the cheque number,enter the account number for RD installment(Bank account number on the cheque) and ASLAAS number and then click on save.
Then the system will show the message "installment saved successfully" as shown then the modified column for first record will change as "YES"
Then select the second record enter the no of installments,ASLASS number and then click on save as shown repeat this step for all the records.
After saving for all the records i.e., modified column will be "YES" for all the records then finally click on pay all modified installments as shown
  • Then click on pay all modified installments then system will generate the reference number with "C" as shown for cash,DC for DOP cheque and NDC for non dop cheque.
  • Then click on reports as shown 
  • Then enter the list reference number "________" and select status as "sucess" and then click on search then finally click on "OK" as shown
  • Then after clicking a PDF file will be generated take 2 copies and
  • submit in the counter as shown in the below figure.
The detailed step by step procedure can be watched in the above video for preparation of RD bulk list for

5)Finacle Training Server Settings

Download Finacle Training Server

Finacle Settings for Training

Host File

  • Replace in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
The above Settings only for Training server not for Live Server. Never Try at Live Finacle Counter

6)McCamish Printer Settings for Post Office

  • Please follow to set the printer setting – Epson Printer
  • Control Panel -> View devices and printers
  • Control Panel -> View devices and printers -> right click on printer and select Printing preference.
  • Choose userdefined -> Create new printer setting name as a “Custom” with width as 16cm & height 5cm and Save

  • Go to Paper Quality tab >> Click on Advance 
  • Go to Paper Quality tab -> Advanced -> Select paper size asCustom >Apply

    • Go to Paper Quality tab -> Advanced -> Select paper Quality as 240 * 144 dots per inch >Apply
    • Now open Internet Explorer>> and Go to Page Setup...
    • Select Paper Size -> Select paper size as Custom 
    • Go to Margins -> Set the Margins as per Picture below...( If Margins in Inches) 
    • Go to Margins -> Set the Margins as per Picture below...( If Mergins in Millimeters)
    • Go to Headers and Footers>> Select in all Drop downs...
    • Then Click on Change Font Option ...
    Set Font as a "MS Sans Serif"
    Set Font Style as a "Regular"
    Set Font Size as a "12"