Flipkart announces fully paid leave for quarantined employees
New Delhi : Flipkart has pledged that it will be providing its delivery workers leave with all benefits and full pay if they contract COVID-19 or are placed under quarantine. Meanwhile, the company has made thermal screening mandatory for its employees coming to office. Anyone with suspected flu symptoms have also been advised to stay home.
"For our supply chain and logistics network, we have organised more than 3,000 awareness sessions covering over 100k employees across all our facilities on how our employees and partners can minimize their exposure by following simple precautionary measures," Amitesh Jha, Senior Vice President, eKart and Marketplace at Flipkart, said in a blog post on Wednesday.
Jha also informed that all their delivery executives are covered with life insurance and medical insurance.
Flipkart also said that it has seen “overwhelming demand for essential products”.
“We appreciate the dedication and customer-first approach of our supply chain executives, wishmasters and delivery partners during this challenging time. They have reiterated their commitment to serving customers and overcoming many challenges to meet the overwhelming demand for essential products,” Jha said.
“The onus is on e-commerce to rise to the demands of the occasion, and we are sparing no effort to ensure that we meet our customers’ needs,” he said, adding that Flipkart is taking all preventive measures as advised by the World Health Organization.
Meanwhile, the company has asked its customers to opt for digital payments and is working on making their delivery service contact less.
"Customers also have the option of requesting the delivery partner to leave their packages at the security booth of their residential complexes in line with their complex’s guidelines (in case of online payments)," Jha said.