CUSTOMER CARE / SERVICE WHAT IS CUSTOMER CARE / SERVICE? WHAT ARE ITS ADVANTAGES?
CUSTOMER CARE / SERVICE Customer Care is - being sensitive to the needs & expectations of customers - about providing a continous improvement in what we do & “enriching the customer experience” of a product / service
CUSTOMER CARE / SERVICE From good customer service, Our organisation gets - Increased customer satisfaction - Repeat business from satisfied customers - Word of mouth publicity from satisfied customers - Customer loyalty due to the reputed & complaint-free customer service
ENQUIRIES & COMPLAINTS • Complaints & enquiries regarding articles of letter mail & parcel mail in the foreign post must be submitted BEFORE LAPSE OF ONE YEAR from the day following the day on which the article was posted (Rule 150 FOREIGN POST MANUAL)
EXEMPTION FROM RESPONSIBILITY IN CASE OF REGISTERED ARTICLES: • No responsibility must be accepted for the loss of registered articles in the following cases: • Whenever a loss occurs due to causes beyond control • If an enquiry into the disposal of an article is rendered impossible by the destruction of official records through causes beyond control • If the claim is made by the sender one year after posting of the article • In case of articles that have been confiscated under the provision of law (Rule 168 FOREIGN POST MANUAL)
EXEMPTION FROM RESPONSIBILITY IN CASE OF REGISTERED ARTICLES: • No responsibility must be accepted for the loss of registered articles in the following cases: • In case of articles that have been delivered in accordance with the rules • If the enquiry was received after the expiry of the prescribed period of retention of official records relating to that article • Related to customs declarations & the decisions of customs department (Rule 168 FOREIGN POST MANUAL)
EXEMPTION FROM RESPONSIBILITY IN CASE OF INSURED ARTICLES: • No responsibility must be accepted for the loss, theft, damage of insured articles in the following cases, in addition to the cases discussed earlier: (a) when the damage has been cause by the fault or negligence of the sender (b) in case of insured letter containing dutiable items to countries which do not admit such items in insured letters (c) in cases of fraudualent insurance for a sum greater than the actual value of the contents. (d) for transit items transmitted in closed despatches through india for destinations for which india has no insurance service. (But, in such cases, as for the loss of registered articles must be accepted) (Rule 169 FOREIGN POST MANUAL)
PROCESSING OF COMPLAINTS IN WEB BASED CUSTOMER GRIEVANCE HANDLING SYSTEM (INLAND)
How & Where can the customer lodge the complaint? The customer can lodge a complaint online through website indiapost.gov.in and also know the status of the complaint Register his/her complaint in the post office where transaction has taken place and get acknowledgement. Register his/her complaint in the office of higher authorities which will be forwarded to the concerned CCCs for processing.
LODGING COMPLAINTS THROUGH INDIA POST WEBSITE The customer can go to home page of www.indiapost.gov.in. Click on the link “Feed back” Click on the link “Complaint Registration” Also, by clicking the link “Complaint Status”, he/she can know the present status of disposal of his/her complaint.
The CCC can open the web based complaints handling software by clicking on the following links in the home page of www.indiapost.gov.inQuick links -> Customer Care Centre PROCESSING OF COMPLAINTS AT CCCs
CCC software • The login screen of the software will open. • The CCC has to enter the User ID and the password. • Click on “login”.
CCC Software • Complaint registration form will open . • The particulars of the complaint has to be entered by the CCC.
Registering complaints in CCC software • Enter the particulars of the complaints. • A search option is provided to find the correct destination CCC. (It may be Divisional office / Head Post Office) • Once particulars are entered, click “Add” • A complaint registration number will be generated and shown. • Also, upload the scanned image of the complaint by browsing the file.
Acknowledging the complaint registred in CCC software • Once the complaint is registered in CCC software, acknowledgement report will be automatically generated. • The printout of the same should be taken and forwarded to the complainant. • Alternatively, the acknowledgement printout can also be taken under the option “Printouts-> Acknowledgement”
Finding current status of the complaint • To findout the current status of the complaint, click the options “Complaints-> Query”. • The complaint can be fetched by giving • (i) complaint number • (ii) article number • (iii) office of transaction • (iv) date of data entry. - If the destination CCC has replied, the same will be shown at the bottom of the page, so that further disposal can be done.
Settling the replied complaints in CCC software • The current status of the complaint (whether replied or yet to be replied by the destination CCC) can also be viewed by clicking the options • “Pending-> Outward” • Also, we can check whether we have received any inward complaint waiting for reply by clicking the options • “Pending-> Inward”
Settling (Replying) the inward complaint • Click on the inward complaint • The particulars of the complaint will be shown • Click on “Reply”, if the complaint pertained to your CCC and you have the disposal particulars. • Click on “Transfer”, if the complaint is not pertaining to your CCC and transfer the complaint to correct CCC. • After giving the reply, “Update” the disposal particulars.
Settling the replied outward complaints • Click “Pending -> Outward” to check the present status of the complaints registered (whether replied or pending for reply which will be shown in different colours) • Click on the complaint which is replied. • Update the final reply (like delivery particulars given by the destination CCC). • If the complaint has to be closed, then place a tick mark in “Status Closed” • Click “Update”
Settling the replied outward complaints • The final reply to the complainant will be generated and shown • Modify the contents, if needed and click “preview” • Take printout of the above and forward to the complainant. • The same printout can also be taken by clicking the options • “Printouts -> Settled reply”
Taking various reports in CCC software • The following reports can be taken by clicking the option “Reports” • Monthly Progress report • Periodwise Progress report • Articlewise Progress report • Outward pendency wise report • Inward pendency wise report • Outward category wise report • Inward category wise report
Configuration of CCC software • CCC particulars can be configured under the option • “Tools -> My office configuration” • The contact details of all CCCs can be viewed by clicking the option • “Tools -> Contact details of CCCs” • The password for the CCC can be changed through the option • “Tools-> Change Password”
Logging out the CCC software • After the processing of complaints in CCC software, logging out of the software can be done through the option • “Logout” on right top of the screen.
- In respect of complaints to be dealt with foreign postal administrations, the same have to be dealt throughIPC- CSS (International Post Corporation – Customer Service System ) - It is a web based application.