Tuesday, 29 March 2016


Public dissatisfaction reached at its peak when CBS link failure continues for 16 consecutive days all over India and the result of which mob expressed their anger at Sakhigopal SO by raising slogans against department of Post.On the contrary the staff  remained undone and forced to digest all these agony while they don't have any fault.Later on the matter resolved to some extent when a very slow and sluggish connectivity restored at the afternoon.   


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1. The main base for the non accessibility of the Finacle server, is either with the Main server capacity or the programming done by the Infosys. Bandwidth alone is not the reason for the slowness in Finacle. So,server as in Railways has to be installed. If necessary post offices across the country may be divided into four zones and one server for each zone with inter accessibility may be installed. The band with for single handed and other S.Os should be increased.

2. If for any reason, the Finacle is down, the tendency of the administration to instruct the officials to perform the work in one way or other should be stopped immediately. For example, the instruction issued to accept the transaction under BCP scheme as Finacle is down is irrational. The entering all the account numbers in Excel sheet is cumbersome as all the accounts are having 10 digits which leads to chances for misquotation with serious consequences.If server is down, the practice followed at Nationalized Banks has to be followed at Post Offices also and the CBS operations should be stopped till the Finacle is up.

3. For the last three weeks, in order to improve the accessibility of the Server, various Menus for printing like Pass Book printing, Certificate Printing has been disabled which leads to more pressure on the staffas all the printing work is accumulating and to be done when Finacle is up. Besides, CC Bridge and CC returns cannot be performed now.

4. The practice of taking back dated reports from MIS server is ridiculous as on most of the days the MIS server is down. It should be set right. Besides asking various reports by the higher offices should be dispensed with and necessary option may be provided to them to access the details required as all the works are performed in Finacle and reports can be viewed by the officers well.

5. In SSA, total deposit in a Financial year should not exceed Rs.150000/- but there is no provision to stop any excess deposit in any single account. The official as well as the public suffers due to excess deposit in SSA account. Mechanism to disallow any excess deposit above the limit should be provided.                              
6. For Cash Certificates, either the present system of Certificates with specified denomination has to be dispensed with as in banks for Fixed Deposit or Higher denomination up to Rs.100000/- to be introduced for all Post Offices as printing of cash certificates consumes much time.
7. The supervisors should be given option to reconcile the errors committed by the clerks at counter while making deposit entry with reverse option as in PPF deposits. 

8. In RD accounts Pre Mature closure is not allowed if any advance deposits is made, till the lapse of the period up to which advance deposits has been made by the depositor. It denies the right of the depositor to close the account prematurely. Provision may be made to close the accounts with advance deposits with provision to recover the rebate given for the advance deposits.



Tuesday, 22 March 2016


Why Finacle is always getting slow/hanging/not responding properly.

Reasons may be the following:

  1. Web server traffic limit exceeding( for example My mobile has a web server called Bitweb. it will be efficient for client--server web applications. But it's traffic limit is 999. It means when more than 999 people uses that web application automatically my server hangs and it doesn't respond until the administrator clears the traffic queues. The same may be happening in our finacle)
  2. Network issues( i.e. server should be able to output the data with high bandwidth speed to clients. If the network issue is from client only the sufferer clients will face issue. But all clients facing same issue.. so the network issue is from Server only.
  3. Bandwidth Speed( First of all server configured with high speed of bandwidth. Suppose My server configured with 1mbps speed, but the clients having 4mbps bandwidth for access of web application then they will only able to get out from my server is 1mbps. if the number of users is 100. then the speed devided to 100 i.e. 1024/100=10.24 kbps speed response only you will get from server. The same may be happening in Finacle.)
  4. Clients having only 256kbps speed of network ( But it may be false. Because we have own WAN network with SIFY, and the server has to be capable to serve clients efficiently effectively and speedily. So the client speed is not big issue with best of my knowledge)
Actually Infosys team said that 100kbps speed is sufficient for clients.
But it's their lack of knowledge of DOP Transactions flow, DOP strength in work load.
Overall my review about finacle is, " A review should be conducted with the team who are running server and with the DOP employees and administrative staff..No bank is suffering like our Finacle though it has been using in 84 countries and about 154+ clients.
But the joke is, in their website they mentioned some of major banks like SBI,PNB,RCBC,KMB etc DOP is not in their clients list though they bags 600cr project from DOP which is a big project than other clients.


New Delhi: The central government is going to start payment of salaries and pensions to its 48 lakh employees and 52 lakh pensioners according to the 7th Pay Commission recommendations from July along with six months’ arrears.

The Seventh Pay Commission report was presented to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in November.
The payments will be made following the pay-fixation method in the new pay matrix which has been suggested in place of pay band and grade pay by the Seventh Pay Commission.

The government’s overall arrears payout will be lower because of only six months arrears this time, compared to the previous pay commission, which came in late.

The government has been provisioned Rs 70,000 crore in the Union Budget 2016-17 to meet the demand for the new pay commission award that will be made effective from January 2016.

Basic salary of central government employee will almost be 30 percent hiked under the new pay commission award with employees in the lower rung are likely to get the highest percentage of raise.

“We’re at the final stage for issuing the notification and 3-4 more months will be required to implement, so we hopefully say that they will get new pay and arrears in the July,” a source close to the developments told The Sen Times.

The report of the Seventh Pay Commission was presented to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in November with a recommendation for raising minimum pay to Rs 18,000 per month from current Rs 7,000 while the maximum pay, drawn by the Cabinet Secretary, has been fixed at Rs 2.5 lakh per month from current Rs 90,000.

The panel recommended a 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay. The overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions is 23.55%. The increase in allowances will be higher by 63% while pensions will rise 24%.

The government set up a 13-member Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha for processing the report of the Seventh Pay Commission before cabinet nod.

An Implementation Cell has been created in the Finance Ministry which works as the Secretariat of the Empowered Committee. All central government employees unions’ submitted their written demands in respect of seventh pay commission’s anomalies in the cell to review, which are under process.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Change Management Workshop organised at Puri HO

A Change Management Workshop organised by Puri DO at Puri HO mail section. Sri B. Samal (PM, ASHOK NAGAR MDG) shared his experience and provided informations about present scenario in Department of Posts. Staff working in CBS offices, PLI McCamish, GDS staff actively participated.