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Monday, March 06, 2017

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Post Offices as Registration Centers for unemployed youth

'We accept all Debit Cards' Message must be affixed on doors of DOP ATM

Dear All
It seems that the listed SOLs are not popularizing the usage of other Bank customer ATMs cards in DOP ATMs. Please instruct all the SOLs to popularize the usage of DOP ATMs by other Bank ATM cards which will increase the revenue of our department. Necessary banners/information on PO Notice boards may be displayed to create awareness to all the customers.

Also Sticker may be got affixed on the doors of the ATMs which informs that “All type of Rupay/Master/Visa cards are accepted here”;
Thanks & regards,
Incharge Operations, DOP ATM Unit

Don't have minimum balance in your SBI account? Get ready to pay fine from April 1

NEW DELHI: Making it compulsory for account-holders to maintain a minimum balance, the State Bank of India (SBI) said on Thursday said it will be charging defaulters a penalty from April 1 onwards. 
Making maintenance of Rs 5,000 mandatory for accounts in metropolitan areas, Rs 3,000 in urban areas, Rs 2,000 in semi-urban areas and Rs 1,000 in rural areas, the SBI listed out the charges to be effective from April 1. 
These charges will be based on the difference between the minimum balance required and the shortfall. For metropolitan areas, if the shortfall is greater than 75 per cent. the charges would be Rs 100 plus service tax. 
If the shortfall is between 50-75 per cent, the bank would charge Rs 75 plus service tax and for below 50 per cent shortfall, a fee of Rs 50 plus service tax would be levied, according to the SBI notification of new charges. 
Similarly, for rural areas, the penalty for non-maintenance of minimum balance ranges from Rs 20-50 plus service tax, it said. 
The public sector lender would also renew from April 1, the Rs 50 charge for people carrying out over three cash transactions at its branch within a month. This charge is applicable currently as well. However, there is no upper limit on the amount of cash transacted. 
"These cash transaction charges at branches are already existing. The same have been renewed for the next financial year from April 1. It is to deter the customers from visiting the branch but the charges are very nominal. As it is, the customer does not need to visit the branch often because we provide 10 free withdrawals in a month from ATMs," a SBI official told IANS.
Source : http://economictimes.indiatimes.com

Display Notice for Department of Posts ATM - Download Banner

Based on Incharge Operations in ATM Wing Bangalore-1, the display banner was designed and published by the PoTools for displaying the notice to the public by affixing on door of the India Post ATM.

Click below link to Download

Dear Friends, 
Click the below link to download high quality Banner of display notice of DOP ATM in JPG and PNG format. Please take color printout with approval of Higher authority to display colorful notice to attract the customers.

Centre to hike dearness allowance by 2% from January 1

The Centre is likely to announce a hike of 2-4 per cent in dearness allowance for its about 50 lakh employees and 58 lakh pensioners later this month.
Dearness allowance and dearness relief are provided to employees and pensioners to neutralise the impact of inflation on their earnings. The labour unions, however, are not happy with the proposed hike saying it would not be able to offset the real impact of price rise.
"The dearness allowance as per the agreed formula by the Centre works out to be 2 per cent which would be effected from January 1, 2017," Confederation of Central Government Employees' president K K N Kutty told PTI.
However, Kutty expressed dissatisfaction over such a "meagre" hike saying that the consumer price index for industrial workers (CPI-IW) which is an agreed benchmark for increasing dearness allowance is far from reality.
He said that there is difference between the quantum of price rise of commodities ascertained by the labour bureau and the ministry of agriculture.
CPI-IW is an imaginary number due to poor quality of data collection by labour bureau and it is far from reality, he claimed.
The average CPI-IW to be taken into account for raising DA is 4.95 per cent from January 1 to December 31, 2017. Since the government has already hiked the dearness allowance by 2 per cent in October last year from July 1, 2016, it will now raise it further by 2 per cent.
As per an agreed upon formula, the Centre hikes the allowance taking 12-month average of retail inflation. The government does not consider the price rise rate beyond a decimal point for deciding the rate of the dearness allowance.
Therefore, despite the fact that the hike works out to be 2.95 per cent, the government will ignore the rate of price rise beyond decimal point and increase the DA by 2 per cent.
The dearness allowance is paid as proportion of the basic pay of the central government employees.
Source : The Times of India

Post Office Savings Bank Account - Anywhere Anytime


For the kind attention of Public!

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State Bank of India - Revision of Service Charge from 01/04/2017

Source : https://www.sbi.co.in/portal/documents/28392/54637/SBI+site+upload-Service+Charges-2017.pdf/9232eba4-f332-4155-a13d-88428281bac8