Sunday, May 24, 2015

RiddhiSiddhi Bullions Ltd., christens its ATMs as ‘State ATMs’

          RiddhiSiddhi Bullions has a mandate to open 50,000 ATMs all over India.

          The rollouts started in November 14 and as on April 15 end, it has 77 ATMs.

          The brand name of its ATMs is State ATM.

          The rollout is being handled by Raha Payment Solutions Private Limited.  Mr. Abhishek Bafna, Director is spearheading the rollout plans on behalf of RiddhiSiddhi Bullions Ltd.

          The pan-India rollout plan is going slow, as the number of footfalls in the ATMs is not upto the mark.  Low footfalls increase the operating costs.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A quick guide to Andhra Pradesh Sand Sales System

Since November 2014, residents of Andhra Pradesh can purchase Sand through a Government designated agency i.e Society of the Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP).

The objective of the scheme is to sale a valuable natural resource i.e Sand in a transparent manner.

Q: Why SERP?
Ans:  SERP established by Government of Andhra Pradesh is a sensitive support structure to facilitate poverty reduction through social mobilization and improvement of Livelihoods of rural poor in Andhra Pradesh.
The Self Help Groups under SERP play in an important role in the sale of sand in Andhra Pradesh.

11 tips for successful Sand purchase through Andhra Pradesh Sales System:-

01) The website has been designed by AP Online.

02)Regular traders to register at this webpage. Remember the username and the password.

03) Registered users can make online payment for their orders. Online payment is beneficial as the booking details on successful payment are transferred to the respective sand depot.

04)One time users can complete the booking and proceed to make the payment through offline mode.

05)On completion of the formalities at the booking website, a bank challan is generated.

06)Two copies of the respective challan along with cash has to be presented in the eligible Bank branch counter.

07)The respective bank branch staff verify the credentials on the challan and accept cash(if below INR 49,000/-) or cheque (if above INR 50,000/-) and update the payment details in their  system.

08) One copy of the duly stamped challan is handed over to the customer.

09)The transaction is deemed complete and the order details are transferred to the respective sand depot.

10) Payment can be remitted at “Mee Seva” counters too.

11)  The payment has to be made within 24 hours of the online booking, otherwise the transaction will be cancelled.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

11 Motivators to be part of TCS World 10k Bangalore Marathon

          The inspiration for today’s Blog Post is the preparations at Sree Kanteerava Stadium for TCS 2015 10k.

Q: What is a marathon?
Ans: The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards), usually run as a road race.
Marathon history in 140 characters

The marathon one of the original modern Olympic events  instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides.

Event Organisers:  Procam International, a sport and leisure management firm which is also responsible for the Mumbai Marathon and Delhi Half Marathon.

Chief Sponsors: 2008-10 - Sunfeast (ITC Limited).
2011 onwards - Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

Q: What motivates TCS to make this event better and better every year?
Ans:  The combined enthusiasm of the ever increasing participants.

Q: What can you do to encourage TCS 2015 10K participants?

If in Bangalore:
01)  Create Placards
02) Gather near race route
03) Cheer the participants by displaying the placards
04) Assist the support staff to keep the running areas clean
05) Assist the support staff to ensure that the runners take adequate rest as and when required

If outside Bangalore:
06) Retweet the tweets of the official TCS 2015 10 handle
07) Comment on the official FB Page
08) Comment on the participants FB Page
09) Comments on the sponsors FB Page
10)  Comment on the TCS 2015 10K media stories
11)  Aim to take part  in TCS 2016 10K
Q: Do they need  your encouragement?

Ans: Yes every drop of water counts. The whole atmosphere is blessed with positive energy which radiates across the city.

The race certified by AIMS-certified begins and ends at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, after looping through the roads of Bangalore.

Race categories at the event are –
a)     World 10K (participation restricted to International and National athletes),
b)    Open 10K (participation open to amateur runners),
c)     Majja Run (a 5.7 Km run meant for fun runners),
d)    Senior Citizens’ Run (a 4.2 Km run for Senior Citizens,
e)    Champions with Disability event (a 4.2 Km event for persons with disability).
f)     In addition to this there also is a 10 Km Corporate Champions category in which companies can field a team of 3 members and compete to achieve the best aggregate time.

The day’s events kick   off @ May 17, 2015 @ 6:00 am

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

UBER@ Hyderabad to move from CashLess to Cash!!

          This is the first for UBER in the world.

          UBER is present in 57 countries across 300 cities.

          The Cash Receipts announcement is available at UBER Blog.

          11 benefits from Uber Hyderabad experiment

01)  Hyderabadi’s should be proud that UBER has chosen their city for this unique experiment.

02) Still in Beta stage, hence not available for UBER Hyderabad customers.

03) No Balance in PAYTM wallet required to book UBER Cash Taxi

04) Part wallet-Part cash not available.

05) Number of UBER consumers will witness a spike.

06) India is a huge market and international companies have to localise their offerings.

07) Indians over a period of time will migrate from Cash to CashLess.

08) Constructive feedback awaited by UBER company.

09) eTransactions no longer a barrier.

10)   Reserve Bank’s of India guidelines on ‘Card Not Present’, are beneficial.

11)  Indian customers getting acquainted with Safe eTransactions


Monday, May 11, 2015

AIIMS Bhubaneswar and Bank of India introduce Prepaid Smart Cards

              Prepaid cards in India are sprouting in the most unlikely places. Yes, the prepaid cards are now visible in Hospitals too.
              View this picture for more details.

              The forerunner to this launch is the 2013 rollout @ AIIMS-Delhi in Cardiothoracic and Neurosciences Centre, AIIMS.

This Prepaid Cash Card Seva launched by Financial Software & Systems Pvt. Ltd as a unique innovation to integrate technology with social welfare.

The aim of this prepaid card is to provide patients with a one stop window for paying fee charges of all services.

Taking this forward, Bank of India unveiled a special prepaid card for patients of AIIMS at Bhubaneswar.

The card was unveiled in presence of Bank’s Executive Director Shri R.P.Marathe and AIIMS, Bhubaneswar’s Director Dr. Ashok Kumar Mohapatra.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar is one of the six AIIMS like apex healthcare institutes established by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. AIIMS Bhubaneshwar is part of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY).

The number of patients visiting AIIMS Bhubaneswar is on the increase  due to excellent medical facilities.

This was exerting strain on the administrative staff especially the billing section at various departments. To enhance customer delight, AIIMS and Bank of India worked towards a simple Prepaid Card.