Don't these delivery boys deserve far better packages with good insurance?The world is changing, even in the smaller towns of India. People are somewhat lazy to cook. The food comes from online sources like Foodpanda, swiggy and so on. It is the delivery boys who get the major chunk of the job done.
What unfortunately happens is that these poor delivery boys are really exploited, The zip around in their motorcycles and mopeds. One is told that they get paid somewhere between Rs.6000 to Rs.9000 in total. One is not very sure if they have any PF. And insurance is another grey area.
There is every likelihood of these boys meeting with some minor or even major accidents. Even graduates or postgraduates seem to be taking up such jobs, only for the sake of survival, till they possibly land in better jobs.
The State Governments ought to intervene and ensure that there is some legislation that protects their interests, in case of major accidents. In other words, apart from treatment in Government hospitals, there should also be adequate provisions to take care of their medical expenses in good Corporate private hospitals.
There have some youtube reports about their pathetic working conditions in cities like Coimbatore, or Chennai or even Hyderabad.
The need for something better is really what these poor guys want.