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Sunday, July 27, 2014
PHASED REPLACEMENT OF OLD CANTEEN SMART CARDS
Canteen Smart Cards and Canteen inventory Management System were introduced in URCs in 2004. The Smart Cards were revised with additional security features in October 2010, such as storage of photo in chip and increased chip memory from 16 kb and recently to 64 kb. The Requirement was felt to renew these cards in phases for operational efficiency. The SOP in accordance with DDGCS letter No 96301/Q/DDGCS/Policy dated 15 May 2013, elaborates the procedures for implementing phased replacement of Old Canteen Smart Cards
The Phased replacement of all Smart Cards issued prior to Oct 2010 shall be done as per time frame as under:-
01 Aug 13 to 31 Jul 14 Replace of all Smart Cards issued in 2003-2004
01 Aug 14 to 31 Oct 14 Cushion Period 3 months to cater for left over cases of 2003-2004
01 Nov 14 to 31 Dec 15 Replacement of Smart Cards issued in 2005.
01 Jun 16 to 31 Mar 16 Cushion period 3 months
01 Apr 16 onwards
Replacement of Smart Cards issued 01 Jan 2006 onwards will be done as per warning displayed during customers visit to URC keeping the 10 years shelf life in view, as also for cards which have got smudged/defaced in an earlier time frame
The Applicant must tick the correct box-Re-Applying in all case of re-applying, be it is part of phased change of old Smart Cards or due to other requirement (Such as Cards damaged, lost, category change) Applicant must tick in “ Fresh” box only when applying for Smart Cards for the first time.
In case of Re-applying, enter Old Liquor/Grocery Cards ID. This is a mandatory field for all cases of Re-applying. The Printed number on the Old Liquor/Grocery Card must be correctly entered here.
Applicant's Mobile No must be entered by the applicant.
It is preferable and operationally efficient to apply for all required Smart Cards in one single application. Incase dependent Smart Cards are applied separately at a late stage, the old dependent Smart Cards will be temporarily blocked on activation of new parent grocery Smart Card. On being inserted for billing, old dependent Smart Cards not linked to newly activated parent grocery Smart Cards, CIMS will flash message – 'Your old primary grocery card is not listed'.
Please get your dependent cards reactivated with the newly personalized grocery card for distribution of entitlement.
Veteran applicants have the option of applying for Combined Grocery and Liquor Smart Cards, but this smart cards has some major disadvantages, vis-à-vis Separate Grocery namely -Additional amount of Rs 1500/- available in Liquor Smart Cards is not available in combined Grocery & Liquor Smart Cards. -There is no provision for issuing Dependent Smart Cards based on this Smart Card. Applicants have to apply afresh to a separate grocery and dependent Smart Cards if needed.