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Mumbaikars, Do You Need A Peon?

Jubin Mehta
11th Jul 2012
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In today's fast paced world, everyone seems to be busy and in a crunch for time. Errands are one of the most niggling things on the list and people cringe at getting it done. One is often required to be in two places at one time and would wish to ask their shadows to go and pick up that important document, stand in the que to get a new sim, pick up a guest from the airport or any such task.

Bharat Ahirwar, an arts graduate from Mumbai with 7 years of experience in PR & Marketing knows this well and has recently launched MyPeon- a service to find a peon at your beckoning. Launched on July 1, this start-up is helping Mumbaikars run their errands at an affordable cost of Rs 100 and is currently doing 8 requests a day.

My Peon is a kind of service where you can get an office boy on per task basis. "We provide some simple basic service that is the need of everyone in Mumbai. We intend this to be a telephone service and have no plans of getting a website as of now because we don't want hassles of logging on and other intricacies" informs Bharat. They have a facebook page.

Services:

  • Pick up and drop (Cheque, laundry)
  • Stand in queues (bank, govt offices, service centre’s etc)
  • Stroll in the local market
  • Deliveries: (door –to-door)
  • Repairs: (watches, Spectacles, Phone etc)
  • Personal Errand – (movie tickets, play tickets, railway tickets)
  • Paying bills (phone, electricity, Maintenance, Insurance premium )

Charges:

Task 1 days in advance – Rs 100/- + (Travelling)

Task on the same day – Rs 200/- + (Travelling)

Who are the people who'll run the errands?

"All the people are those who're looking for work for the extra buck. There are many people with NGOs who're open to such opportunities. Also, there are students who have night college and looking to support themselves by running errands like picking up someone or paying bills. All the people undergo a background check before employment." says Bharat.

Registration: The registration is free and open to all Mumbaikars they just have to call on 9833183385.

Expansion Plans: Pune and Bangalore are the next cities MyPeon will expand into.

What are your thoughts here? Is this the need of the hour? :)

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