- Somato lends a helping hand to employees in the face of rising fuel prices
- Somato became a model by paying employees extra
- For this, the salary structure was changed
The company has introduced a ‘return-pay’ scheme for long-distance employees to place orders. Another order will be received within the next 15 minutes before completing an order and returning to the base area and the company will pay for the time and distance it takes to complete and return. In other words, the company will pay extra for employees who travel long distances. There will be a seven to eight percent increase in salary.
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Somato Food Delivery Chief Operating Officer Mohit Sardana said the new pay structure has been implemented in about 40 cities so far and will be extended to other cities next week. This is good news for the one and a half million Somato delivery partners who travel more than 100km per day. Employees spend between Rs 600 and Rs 800 per month on fuel. He added that only about three per cent of the monthly income is spent on fuel.
Fuel prices in Kerala are at an all time high. Today, a liter of petrol costs Rs 92.81. 87.38 for diesel and Rs. Retail fuel prices in the country are currently at their highest level since October 2018. Petrol was Rs 85.99 paise then. This all-time record is currently surpassed by fuel prices. Fuel prices hit record highs in major metros like Delhi and Mumbai. In Delhi, a liter of petrol costs Rs 90.93. Diesel is priced at Rs 81.32. In Mumbai, petrol is currently priced at Rs 97.34 and diesel at Rs 88.44.