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Monday, September 17, 2012

Update 3 to Meghdoot 7.0 released.

Center for Excellence in Postal Technology is constantly making efforts to bring in comfort at Post offices in implementing various Departmental software. 

            The expectations of the customers are rapidly changing.  To meet the changing requirements of the customers Department is making efforts to upgrade the existing products or introducing new products.    This update takes care of all the upgrades and new products being introduced by the Department.

            The most salient features of this update are

i)                Customized installer for upgrading Meghdoot to update-3.
ii)               Online acceptance of fee for entrance examination.
iii)              Disabling booking of Registered letters without barcode.
iv).            Offline booking of WNX articles.
iv)              e-Money order Compilation
v)               MNOP implementation in Rnet.
Detailed information is furnished below about each change implemented in the software.
General Manager,
Center for Excellence in Postal Technology,

Detailed information about each change implemented in the software

Reason for release:  Update-3 to Meghdoot 7.0 is being released in order to implement major changes in most of  the Meghdoot modules besides provision of some other minor changes and  rectifying the errors/bugs brought to the notice of CEPT till now.

Who has to Upgrade:  Update-3 has to be implemented by all the Computerized Post Offices in the Country.

Pre-requisite:  Update-1 to  Meghdoot version 7.0 released by CEPT on 05.12.2011.

Location to download the Software:
Detailed Release document containing Installation procedure and the modifications done in each module is also available the release document.   The Software containing UPDATE-3 TO MEGHDOOT 7.0 can be downloaded from 15.09.2012.
Module wise major modifications

Changes made to the Software
Improvement in Operations/Service

Point of Sale
Booking of Offline WNX Transactions
Hitherto,  WNX server needs to be connected for every event of booking process.  This offline booking reduces the transaction time at counter considerably.

VP booking facility for the Registered Newspaper
Booking of Registered Newspaper with VP facility is introduced, which was not available earlier.

PLI/RPLI validations prescribed by PLI Directorate, at the time of booking
Due to these validations, data mis-match between the NIC PLI data file and Meghdoot can be reduced considerably.

Closing of more than one bag to the same destination in same despatch
Till now, only one bag can be closed in Despatch module to a particular destination Post Office in a single despatch. This is relaxed.

Implementation of MNOP concept for the Registered Bags
Post Offices can close bags only to the L1/L2 Mail Offices, as per the MNOP concept. 

All Delivery related options for  Speed Post Cash on Delivery articles.   The product is yet to be launched.
Facilitates delivery/despatch of SPCOD articles through Post office and its attached BOs.

Bag Receipt and Bag Opening Options for Registered Bags
Facilitates capturing the Bag receipt and Bag opening scan as required for MNOP review on RNet

Transmission of data of eVP articles to RNet server
Facilitates complete tracking of eVP articles through RNet website.

MO Compilation
eMO Compilation options provided
eMO Compilation options introduced with this release automates the process of submitting Issue/paid returns to DA(P).

Flushing of old Bulk payee data in addition to    flushing of Booking data to backup database
This enhances the performance of eMO module operation especially in  bigger offices where Bulk Booking and Bulk Delivery is happening.  It is ensured that even after flushing the old data, the reports for the older dates can be seen as usual.

Capturing the data of eMO Compilation and transmission to Central Server
Facilitates cross checking of eMO compilation figures received from Head Offices

Collection of Examination Fee
New service for Collection of online Examination Fee introduced

Speed Post Cash on Delivery data transmission. articles.   The product is yet to be launched.
Transmission SPCOD articles data from the Office of Delivery to Office of payment for effecting payment through Treasury.

Capturing the Western Union Transaction Data
Provision to feed data of individual WUIMT transactions, so as to transmit the data through AccountsMIS application for consolidated figures at central server

Provision for Speed Post Cash on Delivery Payment .  .   The product is yet to be launched.
Facilitates payment of SPCOD delivered amount

Calculation of Income Tax as per new rates

PLI/RPLI validations prescribed by PLI Directorate, at the time of data entry by Schedules Clerk.
Due to these validations, data mis-match between the NIC PLI data file and Meghdoot can be reduced considerably.

AccountsMIS (DET)
Identification of offices doing fake reporting .
Post Offices cannot resort to transmit duplicate DET data.

Capturing the Western Union Money Order Transactions
Creation of a separate file with individual transactions of WUMT transactions and transmission of the same to Central Server for centralized pairing.
Installer Application
New Application to upgrade all the modules of Update-3
Automates the up-gradation process of all the applications in a particular system

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