Swiggy: Female delivery executives to get period leave, assures two paid off every month


Swiggy, a food delivery app, has offered its female delivery executives monthly period time-off. Swiggy guarantees that those who take the leave will be paid their monthly minimum wage without any conditions.  

With an aim to encourage more women to consider delivering as a viable alternative to other occupations, the company came up with the idea. Swiggy had outlined some of its recent efforts in a blog post. 

“One of the most underreported reasons why many women don’t consider delivery to be a viable gig is discomfort from being out and about on the road while menstruating,” Mihir Shah, Vice President of Operations at Swiggy, wrote in a blog post on Thursday. “To help them deal with any menstruation-related issues, we’ve implemented a no-questions-asked, two-day paid monthly period time-off policy for all of our regular female delivery partners,” he explained.  

Swiggy, in addition to their period time-off policy, is collaborating with electric mobility partners to provide EV cycles and bikes for rent to women who do not have access to vehicles.