Saturday, November 30, 2013

Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology, Mysore 570010 Release Update-9 to Meghdoot 7.0 ( Parcel-Net )

As per the orders of Directorate to have  an end to end tracking facility for Parcel category items , a new software viz., ParcelNet has been developed. This ParcelNet application is used in Parcel Hubs/Express Parcel Hubs along with a new ParcelNet Communication Software.  All the operations of Parcels in Post offices have been integrated with Meghdoot modules such as Point of Sale, Despatch and Postman modules. 
Further, Department is going to launch two new Parcel Services viz.,   Business Parcel and Express Parcel w.e.f. 02.12.2013.  In these new Parcel products,  BNPL and COD facilities have been allowed for registered Bulk customers.      Therefore, the ParcelNet application at RMS level & all the related Meghdoot modules at Post Office level, have been modified to incorporate the booking/transmission/ delivery/payment of these new parcel products.   The Standard Operating Procedure and Accounting Procedure for these two new parcel products, released by Directorate  prescribe the operational and accounting flow     
Therefore, consequent on implementation of ParcelNet update, electronic flow of data and end to end tracking will be available in respect of the following parcel products:

a)      Registered Parcels
b)      Express Parcels (new service to be launched on 02.12.2013)
c)       Business Parcels (new service to be launched on 02.12.2013)
With the upgradation of ParcelNet update,  the existing Express Parcel Post (EPP) (which is being transmitted through SpeedNet network) service cease to exist.   All the existing EPP Centres, which are converted into Parcel Booking Centres have to install the software (as mentioned below) .
Barcode is made mandatory for all Registered/Business/Express Parcels both at article level and Bag Level.  The Barcodes prescribed by Directorate for this purpose only have to be used for booking.
The following is the overview of operations of various Parcel products
At Post offices:
Operation
Software to be used
Retail Booking Express Parcels (No retail booking for Business Parcel)
Point of Sale
Bulk Booking of Express Parcels and Business Parcels
BNPL-Parcel (new software)
Closing of Bags and Despatch of Bags to Parcel Hubs/Express Parcel Hubs
Despatch
Transmission of data from Booking office to Central Server
RNet communication
Delivery of all kinds of Parcels
Postman
Transmission of Delivery information (in case of COD articles)  to Payment office
ePayment
Payment of Parcel COD value
Treasury
MIS and  Tracking
ParcelNet Website
At Parcel Booking Centres (Bulk Booking)
Operation
Software to be used
Bulk Booking of Express Parcels and Business Parcels
BNPL-Parcel (new software)
Closing of Bags and Despatch of Bags to Parcel Hubs/Express Parcel Hubs
Despatch
Transmission of data from Booking office to Central Server
RNet communication
At RMS  offices (Parcel Hub/Express Parcel Hub):
Operation
Software to be used
Receipt of Bags, Opening of Bags, Closing of Bags and Despatch of Bags
ParcelNet (New software)
Transmission of data to/from Central Server
ParcelNet Communication (New software)
For complete flow of work, please go through the User guides prepared separately for Post Offices as well as RMS Offices (Parcel Hubs/Express Parcels).
 
Ø  This release is for testing purpose and to be installed only in the Testing sites identified by the Circles.