REMOTELY MANAGED FRANKING MACHINES FOR POs/SPCs/MBCs ETC.
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
No.9-4/2013-PO Dated : 25.2.2013
All Chief Postmasters General
All Regional Postmasters General
Director, RAKNPA, Ghaziabad
Director, Postal Training Centers.
Sub: - Remotely Managed Franking Machines for Departmental Offices.
Ref: - (i) This office letter number 9-6/2007-PO dated 1.7.2010.
(ii) This office letter number 9-6/2007-PO dated 12.8.2011
(iii) This office letter number 9-6/2007-PO (Pt) dated 6.2.2012
Kindly refer to this office letters cited above regarding introduction and procurement of Departmental Remotely Managed Franking Machines in place of Electronic Franking Machines in Departmental Offices i.e. Post offices/Speed Posts Centers/Mail Business Centers etc.
2. The matter for replacement of Electronic Franking Machines in Departmental Offices with Remotely Managed Franking Machines has been re-examined in this office keeping in view availability of funds under plan Head during 12th plan period (2012-17). The instructions contained herein will have no bearing on the migration plan of private RMFMs and the deadline for their replacement (Private RMFMs) continues to be 30.06.13. The competent authority has ordered that the phasing out of Departmental Electronic Franking Machines and its replacement with Remotely Managed Franking Machines in Departmental offices will be effected in the following manner: -
(i) Departmental Electronic Franking Machines will be allowed to operate by the Circles till 31.3.2016 provided the said machines are giving satisfactory service. However, major expenditure on uneconomic repair should be avoided.
(ii) No Electronic Departmental Franking Machines will be allowed to operate beyond 31.3.2016.
(iii) The Chief PMG can consider purchasing Remotely Managed Franking Machines available at DGS&D rate contract subject to availability of Plan funds under Plan activity from time to time. This purchase under Plan funds will be based on the allocation of physical targets and funds provided by the Directorate in 12th Five Year Plan, annually. Earlier instructions allowing consultation with CIFA are superseded.
(iv) Both low and high speed Remotely Managed Franking Machine may be hired on click charge basis, if hiring is found economical and cost effective at Circle level observing usual formalities.
(v) Contracts on click charge basis of Electronic Franking Machines already hired by Circle should not, in any case, exceed 30.6.2013.
3. It is requested that necessary action may kindly be taken in pursuance of instructions stated above. This may also be brought to the notice of all concerned for strict compliance.
Please acknowledge its receipt.
STANDARDIZATION OF NOMENCLATURE OF MAILS OFFICES AND RATIONALIZATION OF NUMBER OF MAIL BUSINESS CENTRES (MBCS)/BUSINESS POST CENTRES (BPCS)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Mail Business (Development & Operations) Division
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001
No.12-1/2013-D Dated: 28.02.2013
Sub: Standardization of Nomenclature of Mails Offices and Rationalization of number of Mail Business Centres (MBCs)/Business Post Centres (BPCs)
The matter relating to standardization of nomenclature for various categories of mail offices as well as the need for rationalization of number of Mail Business Centres (MBCs)/ Business Post Centres (BPCs) was under consideration of the Directorate. This was necessitated by operational complexities being faced on account of functional overlap between mail offices and increased possibility of misrouting of mail due to lack of standardized nomenclature.
2. After a review, the following instructions are issued with respect to standardized nomenclature for mail offices and rationalization of number of BPCs/MBCs.
(a) The nomenclature of mail offices across the county would be as follows:
(i) Sorting mail offices located at Railway station: XXX RMS (e.g. Lucknow RMS)
(ii) Sorting mail offices located at Airport premised/near the airport: XXX APSO (e.g. Chennai APSO, for Chennai Airport Sorting Office)
(iii) Sorting mail office not located at Railway Station or Airport premises/near the airport: XXX Sorting (e.g. Panvel Sorting)
(iv) Transit Mail Office (TMO) located at Railway Station: XXX RSTMO (e.g. Hazrat Nizamuddin RSTMO)
(v) TMO located at Airport/near Airport: XXX APTMO (e.g. Chennai APTMC)
(vi) TMO located at Bus Stand/Station: XXX BSTMO (e.g. Bangalore Bus Station TMO)
(vii) Automated Mail Processing Centre (AMPC) wherever such centres exist/to be set up: AMPC XXX (AMPC Delhi).
(viii) Book Now Pay Later (BNPL) Processing Centres for Speed Post with direct bag closing facility for Sorting hubs: BNPL SP Hub XXX (e.g. BNPL SP Hub Kashmiri Gate, BNPL SP Hub BPC Anna Road)
(ix) The existing nomenclature for Paper Sorting Offices PSOs) would continued as XXX PSO (e.g. Chennai PSO)
(b) Name of the city/town should be suffixed to the name of the office so standardized for clarity in case of offices not having the name of the city. Standard nomenclature should be used on bag labels, manifests/mail lists, correspondence etc. The signage/name board of the mail offices/TMO should also carry standardized nomenclature and should be prepared in accordance with guidelines contained in the Corporate Branding Manual of the Department.
(c) Mail office would no more be called Mail Business Centre (MBC). Wherever mail offices have been named as MBCs, the name of such offices should be restored as “XXX RMS” or “XXX Sorting” as the case may be. All MBCs opened in the past in addition to the BPCs may be closed/merged with the BPCs concerned. Delivery of mail to the bulk addressee may be done through Speed Post Sorting Hub/Intra-Circle Hub for Speed Post, through CRCs for Registered mail and through mail offices for unregistered mail wherever necessary. Accordingly a list of mail offices and BPCs may be sent in the form of ‘MIS on mail operations’.
(d) The number of Business Post Centres (after closure/merger of MBCs) may further be rationalized by the Circles in order to eliminate/minimize fragmentation in processing of such mail.
Receipt of this O.M may be acknowledged to Shri M.B.Gajbhiye, ADG (MO). An action report on standardized nomenclature, with a list of all mail offices (including BPCs) may be sent within 60days of receipt of this memo.
Director (Mail Management)
All Chief Postmasters(s) General
All Postmaster(s) Genera
|President Venezuela Comrade Hugo Chavez body taken on a mammoth procession from the hospital|
|Comrade Hugo Chavez a revolutionary leader|
Hugo Chavez – one of the most famous political leaders of the contemporary world and the President of Venezuela has died. He was a revolutionary and he contributed for major and basic changes in the economy, politics and every aspect of contemporary Venezuela. He led the country against all machinations of American imperialism and consolidated his nation into a strong and independent country having close friendship with all other countries of his South American continent in particular. He showed great guts in nationalising the oil fields and liberated them from the exploitative grip of American Corporates and turned the gains to change the lives of poor people of his country. He had a unique style of building close relationship with the masses. He was a revolutionary leader to bring basic changes in the interest of the toiling masses. He built friendship with countries like Cuba unmindful of reactions from US Imperialism. It would not be out of place to mention that several countries of the South American continent asserted their own independent development and got liberated from the clutches of exploitation of American imperialism by drawing inspiration and leadership from Hugo Chavez. He was all along the best friend of working class all over the world who are fighting against neo-liberal policies of the world corporate houses. The US Imperialism tried everything in the book to unseat him from power but the love and affection of the people of Venezuela always defeated those designs and elected him as their beloved President of the nation. He was only 58 at the time of his demise that was caused by the cancer disease for which he was getting treatment. Not only the people of Venezuela and the Continent of South America but the working people of the whole world have lost their best friend and leader.
R-III CHQ dips its banner in the fond memory of the departed leader. Hugo Chavez Amar Rahe!
In reply to Rajya Sabha Query regarding constitution of 7th pay commission, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance has replied that Government has not taken any decision on the constitution of 7th pay commission.
He also added that 13th Finance Commission had recommended that structural shocks such as arrears arising out of Pay Commission awards should be avoided by making the pay award commence from the date on which it is accepted.
The full text of this query and reply is reproduced below.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-191
Seventh Pay Commission for Central Government employees
191 . SARDAR BALWINDER SINGH BHUNDAR
(a) whether Government intends to constitute the Seventh Pay Commission for the Central Government employees;
(b) if so, by when;
(c) whether the Thirteenth Finance Commission has also recommended for an increase in pay of Central Government employees from the future date; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI NAMO NARAIN MEENA)
(a)&(b): Government has not taken any decision on the constitution of the Seventh Pay Commission.
(c)&(d): The 13th Finance Commission had recommended that structural shocks such as arrears arising out of Pay Commission awards should be avoided by making the pay award commence from the date on which it is accepted.
Source: Rajya Sabha Q&A