With colourful uniforms and caps, India Post staff is set for a smart makeover

With colourful uniforms and caps, India Post staff is set for a smart makeover

Before e-mails took over, spotting a dakiya on Indian roads was not that hard a thing. However, now when everyone uses instant messaging for being in touch
TOP VIDEOS FOR YOU

That, however, is about to change, given that India Post has decided to go for a corporate makeover to keep up with the competition of logistics companies backed by the Indian e-commerce industry. The move has come after India Post decided to set up a payments bank, under which postmen will also be given smartphones and iPads, to make them able to compete with the technologically sound companies.

Advertisement

The boring khaki will be replaced with a colourful uniform and swanky baseball caps, most probably in the shades of teal, in a fabric which would be more comfortable for postmen and postwomen.

"The current uniform is a mix of 67% polyester and 33% viscose. It is durable and low-maintenance but extremely uncomfortable in our climate. Also, the material for the upper and lower is the same which is not practical," an official told ET. "On a normal day, a postman walks 20-25km with a bag of around 20kg. He needs something more breathable."

As per market researchers, the Indian logistics industry, which is pegged at $300 billion, will be growing at a compound annual rate of 12% by 2020, because of which even the e-commerce companies are taking a sincere consideration into the sector.

Advertisement
Image source