Zomato Introduces Fixed Salary For Delivery Partners; But They Need To Work 65 Hrs/Week

Zomato Introduces Fixed Salary For Delivery Partners
Zomato Introduces Fixed Salary For Delivery Partners

As per new reports coming in, Zomato has very subtly been hiring and employing delivery partners on a fixed hour basis. The partners will be paid on a fixed hour basis which will also make sure that they get a minimum guarantee payout. 

Read on to find out all the details about Zomato’s new payment scheme!

Zomato Introduces New Payment Scheme; Fixed Salary For Delivery Partners

Under the new payout system introduced by Zomato, delivery executives will make about Rs. 4000 to Rs. 5000 per week. This system is being tested on a pilot basis in Delhi. 

However, this minimum payout will be transferred to their bank accounts only if they meet the target of 60-65 hours a week. 

This new payment scheme will also ensure that a monthly payment of Rs. 26000 to Rs. 28000 is made to the delivery executives. As per three of these delivery partners have revealed that this is higher than the market norms.

One of the delivery partner said, “I have been working for Zomato for the past two years, and two months ago, the company offered me a new deal.  It promised me a fixed weekly income where I was required to log a minimum of 260 hours a month and 65 hours a week. I readily accepted the offer as it gives a higher pay of around INR 28K.”

Zomato Already Hired Employees For Four Months; No Health Insurance or Health Benefit

He also said that Zomato has been hiring such employees for the last four months and 200 employees have already been hired on a permanent basis. This ‘minimum guarantee’ payment system is being tested in areas where there is a high density of orders. These areas include Delhi’s Saket, Malviya Nagar, Hauz Khaz Anand Vihar and Mayur Vihar. 

On a general basis, Swiggy, Zomato, and Dunzo make a fixed cut out of the order value. There also are daily or weekly incentives that will be awarded after the delivery partner completes a determined number of deliveries. 

However, Zomato has not offered any accident or health insurance benefit under the new minimum guarantee payment system.

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