AP State Skill Development partners Dao EV Tech for upskilling delivery personnel

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 08 Oct 2021


Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) has inked an MoU with Amravati EV Consulting and Trading (AEV), a subsidiary of the Hyderabad-based Dao EV Tech to develop and up-skill delivery personnel and provide employment opportunities in South India initially.

Dao EV Tech says that there has been an increase in demand for order-fulfilment and last-mile delivery personnel in the e-commerce industry, which has created an opportunity for delivery personnel. However, in the current scenario the delivery personnel is required to have their own vehicle. This modality has reached its saturation. There is acute shortage of such delivery personnel and such resources are facing 30-40% attrition rate. So AEV has come with a solution by tapping the untapped resources from smaller towns and villages who are equally eligible and willing but do not own their vehicle. This will bring long-term relief to the last-mile delivery resource crunch. 

Amravati EV Consulting has seen this as an issue facing the industry and approached Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC). The state of Andhra Pradesh has one of the largest migrants to the cities who primarily join the construction industry.

K. Ajay Reddy, chairman and Bangara Raju, MD of APSSDC  said, “As per the instructions of Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh should be a role model for skilling. Dao EV Tech’s Recruit, Train and Deploy (RTD) model will empower and enable rural unemployed youth to make a decent livelihood.”

Through the partnership, the APSSDC will help AEV in selection of right training partners in various rural parts of state of Andhra Pradesh for providing the infrastructural facilities required for running the Skill Development Program and related recruitment and training management for the last-mile delivery business in the e-commerce industry.

Dr. Michael Liu, chairman and CEO, Dao EV Tech said, “We have a scientific process to recruit the delivery personnel. Without upgrading the skills and proper training we do not onboard any delivery personnel. Through this MoU, the government of Andhra Pradesh, APSSDC and AEV will enable recruitment, training and onboarding of ‘Delivery Personnel’ while AEV will further take the responsibility to migrate them to Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities and provide employment opportunities”.

Maneesh Singh, VP Strategic Development, Dao EV Tech said, “This MoU is a strategic way forward for closing the industry gap. We at AEV are constantly seeking corporate contracts with tier-1 and tier-2 e-commerce companies, major 3PL players and national food delivery companies.”

The APSSDC shall select reputed and authorised ‘Training institutions’ through a stipulated procedure. Provide a platform for registration of trainees online and mapping of institutions’ potential and interested delivery personal. AEV will provide the Training Module to these training partners and the partners will ensure the deliver personnel complete the required skill development course so that they are employment ready.

It will also take the responsibility to get delivery personal on-boarded with the Tier-1 and Tier-2 e-commerce players and enable further onsite training at e-commerce companies and ensure they get on-boarded. AEV will enable hostel accommodation and food arrangements in migrated cities at a subsidised rate. This residential accommodation will be near the delivery hubs of e-commerce players. AEV will further assist through its parent company Dao EvTech to provide electric two-wheelers to the delivery personnel at zero cost through 3PL micro-investors (Fleet Owners).