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Postal employees stage protest

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT


SHILLONG, April 27: Employees of Postal office Shillong on Wednesday

staged a one day strike demanding that training should be imparted

towards staff of the postal offices while dealing with the Core Banking

Solution (CBS) and Core Insurance Solution) (CIS).

The Functioning of post offices were affected across the state due to

the one day strike called by employees of postal offices. “The

employees are not against modernization of the postal service however

the roll out of CBS system in December last year has caused undue

hardship to the employees and the customers at large,” said Rogers

Walarpih, divisiol secretary of All India Postal Employees Union,

Meghalaya Division, Shillong (AIPEUMDS). He was accompanied by AIPEUMDS

president Simon Peter Dohling. According to Walarpih, with the increase

in the large number of post offices on CBS, while for the past four

months the Data Centre Closure (DCC) process is executed during the day

time especially during peak counter hours which then results in slow

accessibility of Ficle (a core backing software), throughout the


“The sil’s pace of the Ficle has badly affected public services

during peak hours,” Warlahpih said. He pointed out that that the

agreement signed with M/s Sify for network integration is limiting to

low bandwidth such as 128 kbps to 256 kbps in single and double handed

offices, and this results in hang over and the transactions are

incomplete as it requires at least 1 to 4 mbps and the M/s Sify refused

to increased the bandwidth.

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