In an appreciative step, the e-commerce portal Flipkart has join the latest to join the growing list of progressive companies in India who offer generous maternity benefits.
To make workplace more attractive for woman, Flipkart has came up with maternal benefits which includes:
*extended maternity leave of 24 weeks plus four months of flexi-working hours with full pay
*if required a one-year career break without pay
*The company also offers transport reimbursement benefit, parenting counselling, maternity tie-ups with hospitals, child care support for all employees and insurance benefits.
“Flipkart aspires to be a change catalyst in society which has its age-old conditioning of gender biases. As an e-commerce leader, which has pioneered change in India, we also want to be a catalyst for a change in the way our society works and that’s one of the bigger community causes that we want to contribute to,” Deepali Tamhane, senior director, product management at Flipkart told TOI.
Flipkart is probably the first online retailer to introduce such measures to create an attractive work environment for female employees.