Pakistan Post To Create 200,000 Jobs In The Next Three Years
Pakistan Post is all set to decrease unemployment as the enterprise is looking to set up 125,000 franchise post offices across the country. Under this program, more than 200,000 people would be directly employed in three years’ time.
Pakistan Post will open institutional franchise post offices under its mega plan. One will be opened at 23,000 Nadra E-Sahulat outlets, where all products and services will be made available. The sites will also offer the first-mile pickup from the booking office and shall be connected through the app.
According to details, all the software/hardware of digital pickup/booking of products and electronic money order is planned. The postal operator is developing accounting procedures and its integration with the Nadra app.
Timelines have already been finished in consultations with controller general accounts, PPOD and DAPPO.
The pilot project will be started from mid of February and then be rolled over throughout 23,000 sites by the first week of March.
Under this system, 25% commission goes to franchises whereas 75pc to Pakistan Post. The franchises will incur all hardware and software investments against 25pc commissions.
The Franchise will provide the same postal products, electronic money order products, and postal stationery. However, product lines available other than postal products include booking of the air, road and rail tickets, online retail bookings and delivery and extension of RMIS and EMTTS (Express Mail Track and Trae System), etc.
More than 1,000 postal trainees will be trained to run these offices. The total expenditure for each post will be Rs.150, 000. The customized post office shall be developed with all hardware, computer, bar codes and one Scottie (upfront cost of 10,000). Rs. 350,000 shall be operational expenditures, which will be kept as prepaid for postal products, electronic money orders, and domestic remittances, etc.
The franchisers can earn up to Rs.100, 000 monthly under the project. Pakistan Post will begin the project at 100 sites by mid-February. It will be delivered and coordinated by the Pakistan Post logistics division.
The plan will expand Pakistan Post postal establishment from 3,200 offices to 125,000 booking points, along with first-mile pickup (from doorsteps) and last-mile delivery through electric scooters and rickshaws.
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