Thursday, October 8, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The central government employees keen to pursue higher studies will now be able to do so from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and that too, free of cost. IGNOU has devised a special course for them called -- Distance and E-Learning Programmes for Government Employees (DELPGE). The programme is open only to Central employees, working in ministries, departments and attached offices.
Coordinator of IGNOU study centre in Jamshedpur, Vijay Kumar ‘Piyush’ said these courses would help enhance central government employees’ performance skill. IGNOU will offer 140 courses, including - Certificate Courses, Advance Certificate, PG Certificate, Masters, Post-Graduation Diploma, Advance Diploma, Diploma and Select/specialized module.
The number of seats in each programme would, however, be limited to 50 and offered on a first-come-first-served basis, he said, adding the course would begin from January 2016.
The employees enrolled under this programme would have to pay the fees to IGNOU, which would later get reimbursed on his/her successful completion of the course. However, those failing to complete the course in the given time limit and with the minimum qualifying grades would not be eligible for any reimbursement.
Reimbursement for the Masters programme would be available to an employee only once. Each government employee would be allowed to enroll for only one programme at a time.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Customers will get delivery status of their posts or parcels on their mobile phones or can track status online.— PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM
CUSTOMERS CAN AVAIL THEMSELVES OF ANY SERVICE FROM ANY COUNTER
Mysuru is all set to become the first postal division in the country to adopt a common system for various postal services, integrating all software solutions introduced under a core banking network.
From Thursday, customers need not wait at a particular counter for a particular service, as every counter will be able to provide all the services available at the post office.
A team of professionals from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Wednesday took up the task of integrating the solutions into a common system. Postal services across the division, covering 65 post offices and 202 branches, remained suspended to facilitate the work.
The team, with the support from the Department of Posts, spent over six months to accomplish the task.
Shivaiah, Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Mysuru division told The Hindu that Mysuru was selected for the pilot project considering previous ‘models’ successfully introduced here, for improving customer service.
“The integration work is underway and the common system will be ready for operations from Thursday. With this, Mysuru division will become the first postal division in the country to introduce this improved service,” he said.
Barring Nanjangud and T. Narsipur (which are part of Chamarajnagar postal division), the remaining taluks in the district – Mysuru city, Mysuru taluk, K R Nagar, H D Kote, Periyapatna, and Hunsur – come under Mysuru division.
Mr. Shivaiah said software had been developed for various services such as postal life insurance, postal savings account, recurring deposits and so on. Recently, core banking system had been introduced for the convenience of customers.
The officer said customers sometimes had to wait for their turn to avail services at a particular counter even though the next counter was free. However, with the integration of various software solutions and bringing them under a unified system, customers can avail any postal service from any counter, he explained.
Importantly, customers will get delivery status of their posts or parcels on their mobile phones or can track status online. All data will be stored at the central server in Mumbai.
After the integration of software solutions, the company professionals would provide post-implementation service, assisting the employees to trouble shoot any problem, Mr. Shivaiah added.
Mysuru division can become a model for other postal divisions across the country for replicating the common customer service system in the coming months.
Mysuru division will become the first postal division in the country to introduce this improved service.
Source : http://www.thehindu.com/
Friday, October 2, 2015
com.CH.Veera Raghavulu, PA,Kothapet S.O. has passed away suddenly due to heart attack on 02/10/2015. NFPE Guntur Extends Its condolences to His Family...