In this current situation crisis-hit situation when several companies are opting for pay cuts, telecom brand Airtel is planning to offer the basic income for the current month to around 25,000 employees of its distribution partners and retail franchise network.
As per a media report, the telecom company in a written communication to their distribution partners in Delhi NCR, Airtel said that due to sudden lockdown the operations = and returns in the month of April have reduced.
“In order to help you tide over this tough time, we plan to extend a onetime support for the month of April. This is done with an endeavour to ensure that your FSE (field service executive) and other frontline colleagues get their basic income.”
The report also highlighted that this act is likely to help around 25,000 employees of Airtel’s distribution partners, the total monetary outgo for the company on this count could not be established.
“We are all going through an unprecedented situation requiring a lockdown, due to which we are seeing a sharp drop in our business as well. This disruption has impacted many categories sharply. In a way we are fortunate that we are associated with an industry that helps keep the ‘lights on’ – thereby, keeping the country connected and people in touch with their loved ones,” mentioned the report.