The online food delivering company Zomato has revised the pay structure and will pay delivery partners more because of the high fuel prices. The hike in pay came after its several delivery partners went on strikes in various parts of the country, allegedly over inadequate income, saying that fuel prices were wiping out their earnings.
Zomato on Thursday said that the revised pay structure would include an additional component of distance pay that would be pegged to adapt to changes in fuel prices. It structure will be applicable over and above existing remuneration. It will be adjusted on the basis of changes in fuel prices to compensate delivery partners for the cost they take on to carry out food deliveries.
According to the report, Zomato said that it had identified the effect of fuel price increase in case of long-distance orders and introduced long-distance return pay. This will either enable delivery partners making long-distance deliveries to either receive another order within 15 minutes that would bring them back closer to their base areas of working or they will instead receive an additional payout.
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.