One of the most traditional means of communication in India is postal services. Back to history people used to write letters. Though it is a traditional way but still useful by one and all. India has world’s largest network of postal service communication. According to census in 2012, there are about 130986 post offices in rural areas and 15736 in urban areas. Which means each post office serves an average of 7817 people. Besides posting of letters, postal services is also using advance technologies like mobile remittance services, cash deposits, higher rates of returns and savings, pension benefit schemes, MNREGA schemes specially for women and children.
Shortage of post offices are many due to increase in population especially in rural areas. Due to demand of post offices are constantly raising government of india has started new franchisee scheme, Post office franchise scheme.
Under this scheme, all the functions work like a normal post office. The franchiser will get remuneration in the form of commission on every transaction. Monthly generation income of 50,000 without disturbing nearby post offices. The best part of this franchise outlet is it offers services 24×7 to its customers.
Services at Post office franchise scheme
- Sale of stamps and stationery.
- Booking of speed post, money orders, registered articles.
- Payment services, bill payments, premium payments are made.
- As this scheme is e-governed all citizen centric services are provided
How to open franchisee of New Post Office in India
An Indian citizen not less than 18 years, pensioners, ex-servicemen of post office with computer knowledge are eligible
Minimum of education should be atleast 8th class
A minimum of 5000 as security deposit in the form of NSC is made
Candidate has to download the form from the official website of Indian post office www.indiapost.gov.in
Divisional Head selects candidate basing on a report from the ASP /SDl within 14 days from date of receipt of application
Selection solely depends on candidates awareness on marketing products, capacity to manage, dealing with customers, etc.,
Candidate has to sign memorandum of agreement with department
Franchise outlet will be under review for 1st 6 months, final decision regarding its continuity depends on its working
Schedule of commission on transactions
- Registered Articles – Rs.3.00
- Speed Post Articles – Rs.5.00
Booking of Money Orders:
- (i) with value of Rs.100/- to Rs.200
- (ii) with value above Rs.200
Sale of postage stamps and postal stationery (including philatelic items) and money order forms – 5% of sale amount
Retail Services including sale of revenue stamps, central recruitment fee stamps, etc – 40% of commission earned by DoP