Friday, March 25, 2011
BID FOR IMPLEMENTING FINANCIAL SERVICES SOLUTION
Global It giant HP is fighting it out with domestic IT services companies such as Infosys Technologies, Tata consultancy Services and Wipro for a Department of Post contract. The contract which involves Implementation of financial services solution, is one of the eight projects that the department is outsourcing as part of its IT modernisation initiative.
"Four companies have submitted commercial and financial bids and the bids are currently being evaluated. The contract seeks to provide connectively to 170000 post offices in the country for anytime, anywhere banking" sources said.
While the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs last year approved the 'India Post 2012. IT modernisation project at an overall outlay of Rs.1,877 crore, the entire project will be implemented through eight separate contracts. However, the breakup in terms of value for individual contract could not be immediately ascertained.
According to sources, these four companies have responded to Request for Proposal by the postal department, seeking to put in place an enterprise wide financial management system for the Post Office savings bank and postal life insurance. The vendor will manage the system for five years.
Broadly, the scope of work includes supply, installation and commissioning of postal banking applications entailing core banking solution and ATM switch.
In addition to banking and insurance solution, the IT vendor would also have to install 1000 ATMs and create mobile and web based access for all users.
When contacted, the four companies refused to comment on the issue.
As part of its ambitious IT Modernisation effort, the Postal department is expected to hand out multiple contracts. The Rural ICT hardware contract involved supply and installation of rural IT hardware devices and providing network connectivity to 1.30 lakh Gramin Dak Sewak post offices enabling post offices to perform e-transactions. The rural ICT system integrator will develop the platform for all applications that will reside in the rural hand-held devices and the core system integrator will focus on all applications that will run in the post and mail offices.
Besides the financial services system integrator, other contracts include data centre facility, network integrator, mail operations hardware and change management
Members of other unions also come for help from leaders of our union on account of glittering prestige and shining history of assisting employees. It is under consideration to provide such type of assistance under banner of our union and in a well established manner by identifying and nominating one or two outstanding members who have adequate knowledge on service matters/disciplinary proceedings and who are interested to join this new project. We will provide various important books beside set of books of Swamy Publishers to all volunteers who join in this project. They will also receive Swamy News every month and also receive magazines of union/federation regularly. They will be nominee of our union to provide assistance to members in the matter of disciplinary cases and other service matters.
Interested volunteers may please contact us very urgently.
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It is requested to clear quota of Circle union latest by end of March 2011.
It is sad to note that in spite of timely reminders and request, some divisions have not even cleared quota for the previous year i.e. 2009.10.
Most of divisions have not cleared quota for the current year 2010.11
CALCULATE CORRECTLY AS UNDER:
Up to 30.06.2009 :: Rs.2 per month per member to be remitted to Circle Union
From 01.07.2009 :: Rs.8 per month per member to be remitted to Circle Union
Circle Secretary and team runs faster and moves frequently to divisions/administrative offices of division/region/circle. There are different types of routine expenditure besides huge expenditure for traveling through out circle. Circle secretary has started from "zero paisa" balance w.e.f. 01.09.2010 and runs under minus balance at present and therefore urges all divisional secretaries to remit pending quota at once. You can directly credit in ICICI Bank Account No.030801510482 or send EMO.
Circle Secretary will attend both bimonthly meetings of HQ and Vadodara region scheduled on 5th and 6th April, 2011 respectively. Com. Prakash Rathod Circle President will join in the Rajkot meeting. Com.S.K.Vaishnav Asst. C/S will also join in both bimonthly meetings. Com. Chirag Rajvansh Circle Auditor will also join at HQ region's bimonthly meeting for helping C/S in discussion regarding unjustified computation of tenure at PSD Ahmedabad.
Suggestion from any member will be highly appreciated.
All representatives must come with details of pending issues of their divisions. Please also bring minutes of monthly meetings with divisional heads for last one year. A list for issues proposed to be taken at Regional/Circle level should be handed over along with brief details and relevant papers. All should ensure to have a mail ID and if not having, a new should be registered and be informed at the time of meeting.
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