Amid major hike in fuel prices over the past few days, Zomato has introduced a revised pay structure for them, which will include an additional component of distance pay. The decision came to ensure that its delivery partners’ earnings doesn’t get effected from this boom in fuel prices.
As per the scheme, the partners are paid on a fixed-hour basis, i.e., 60-65 hours a week. This new payment scheme ensures that a monthly payout of Rs 26,000 to Rs 28,000 is made to the delivery executives’ bank accounts.
The new inclusions combined will increase the earnings of delivery partners by seven to eight percent, Mohit Sardana, Chief Operating Officer of Food Delivery at Zomato, said.
“We understand how fuel price hikes can impact their earnings and have decided to factor in such developments in their pay structure. Both these inclusions combined will increase their earnings by 7-8 percent. We have already implemented the new structure in about 40 cities and will be rolling it out in other cities in the coming week”, Sardana added.
Currently, Zomato claims to have a base of over 1.5 lakh delivery partners in its fleet. It is also in plans to strengthen that number further. Last December, Zomato introduced fixed salary structure for its delivery partners.