At a time when many businesses are returning to brick-and-mortar workplaces after the loosening of pandemic-induced limitations,

 food and grocery delivery platform Swiggy will switch to a permanent remote working policy for the bulk of employees.

The SoftBank-backed unicorn's corporate, core business, and IT teams will all continue to operate remotely

but will converge once every three months for a week at their base locations to foster in-person bonding, according to the new policy, Swiggy announced on Friday.

However, people in partner-facing jobs will need to travel to their base locations every week for a few days to work from offices. 

The decision, according to Swiggy, was made after considering the requirements of the team as a whole and hearing from managers and staff members 

who attested to the flexibility and enhanced productivity working from home has provided them in the two years following the covid-19 outbreak.

Swiggy now employs people in 487 cities spread across 27 states and 4 union territories. 

Swiggy adopts the same strategy as other firms that have embraced remote employment. 

Meesho, NoBroker, Magicpin, Spinny, and Zerodha have made similar announcements about allowing its workers to work permanently from home.