Telecom operator Bharti Airtel is paying the basic income for the May month to the employees of its distribution partners and retail franchise network across the country. It also paid the basic income for the April month to tide over the impact of lockdown which got extended till the end of May.
“We understand that this extended lockdown has also reduced your returns during May, as it was for the month of April. In order to help you tide over this tough time, like in the month of April, we are extending a one-time support for the month of May as well,” said Manu Sood, Hub CEO – Upper North, Bharti Airtel Ltd in a letter to partners.
Sood said that the lockdown extension for the months of April and May impacted and resulted in a drop in business across many other sectors and categories in much worse ways. “We all are going through an unprecedented situation.”
“We are absolutely confident that things shall normalize soon and we will spring back and win in the market place,” Sood said.
“…the May salary is being paid to ensure that your FSE, franchisee team and other such front line resourcesget their basic income and hence you are requested to pass the base monthly pay to all your staff for the month of May,” Sood added.
Airtel has recently covered all FSEs under the Covid-19 medical insurance program as a gesture of gratitude towards them.