We need paternity leave and we need more of it. In an impressive move, food-delivery giant, Zomato has set a new benchmark by introducing paternity leave in India. Zomato founder, Deepinder Goyal announced this move in a blog post on June 3, stating that new fathers will get 26 weeks paid leave, same as their women employees. Besides, the new parents will be given an endowment of USD 1,000 (above Rs. 69.000) per child, as they welcome their new baby to the world. Twitterati is extremely happy and cheering the firm’s recent initiative and the reactions are a proof. Differently-Abled Zomato Delivery Boy Going Viral for Delivering Food on His Tricycle; Twitterati Inspired and Motivated.
In the blog, Goyal has covered almost all the significant queries that any of its employees or people would want to know, about this new move. Citing a lack of universal paid paternal leave as the fundamental issue that ultimately leads to fewer women leaders in organisations, community and the nation, Goyal said this resulted in a pressing “lack of diversity across all levels of the organisation, and needs to be solved proactively.” The policy even applies to non-birthing parents in cases of surrogacy, adoption and same-sex partners.
Check Goyal's Tweet
We firmly believe that young parents should be able to make a choice of how to care for their children. So, today, we are introducing a new parental leave policy (https://t.co/X3mOnIcw8b) at Zomato. 26 weeks paid leave for both men and women. [2/n]
— Deepinder Goyal (@deepigoyal) June 3, 2019
Twitterati is Cheering
— SatishReddy🇮🇳 (@satishre1) June 4, 2019
We So Hope That Too
Awesome news.. This will for sure change the thinking of other companies
— Vk Baba (@gyanibabba) June 3, 2019
They Ideally Should
Does this apply to your entire workforce that includes the delivery boys too?
— Sankar (@santhasa75) June 3, 2019
Is Zomato in Your Work List Too?
This surely adds Zomato as my To Work For list . . Money is not everything, you need a family too . Congratulations to all the people working for Zomato . .
— Sumon Kar (@SumonKar7) June 4, 2019
Zomato is spread in 13 countries across the world, and simultaneously the company will be offering 26 weeks paid leave to all women, or will follow the government’s decided policy. In the exact similar manner, the food ordering firm promised to provide the same benefits to men as well.
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