Pakistan Post may receive contract for delivering smart cards, other registration documents

As per Pakistan Post's regulations, Rs. 50,000 is the maximum compensation limit.

Pakistan Post is being considered for the responsibility of the delivery of smart cards and other registration documents to millions of citizens each year.

The Punjab Excise, Taxation, and Narcotics Control Department has currently issued a contract for this to a private courier company. However, the private company’s service is reportedly subpar.

The courier company charges a nominal rate of Rs. 30 per delivery. Hence, its employees are not too committed to delivering on time and at the correct address.

The department has discussed the matter with Pakistan Post, and a contractual agreement is likely in the near future.

As per Pakistan Post’s regulations, Rs. 50,000 is the maximum compensation limit. It has, however, forwarded a summary to the Federal Ministry of Communication for an increase in the limit by 10%.

The Punjab Excise department will look forward to the approval of the Cabinet of a concession in the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority. Once this has been received, the department will proceed with an agreement with the postal department.

The department is to develop a ‘Project Management Unit’ for its projects, too.

According to the Secretary Excise and Taxation Department Punjab Waqas Mahmood, the private company would be extended a final chance to improve its delivery rate. If it fails, the department will officially switch to Pakistan Post.

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