IndiGo CEO specifies of not deducting salary during domestic flights suspension tenure

Sukirti Mishra 24/03/2020 16:56:17

New Delhi. Budget carrier IndiGo has given assurance to its employees that nonot deductions will be made in their salaries or leaves due to the suspension of domestic flights till March 31. The government's decision to suspend domestic flight would come into effect from midnight Tuesday, as part of larger efforts to curb the outbreak of Coronavirus infections.


IndiGo Chief executive Officer Ronojoy Dutta in his email to the employees specified that the company has "reasonable" level of advanced bookings for April and it was "anxious' to fly again albeit with a reduced capacity. "For those who don't have to be working during this temporary suspension of operations, we will make no deduction of salaries or leaves."


Mentioning that the last few days have been very challenging for the airline, Dutta added "clearly for the next few weeks our revenues will be well below our costs and we will have to make our efforts to penny-pinch and preserve cash." Ronojoy Dutta further asserted "as employees let us also be acutely cognizant of the fact that during this temporary suspension of operations, we will be spending our cash reserves to continue to pay salaries and benefits". Once this crisis is over, the airline will have to redouble its efforts to rebuild these cash reserves, Dutta added.
Covid-19 infections continued to spike across India, with 99 fresh cases reported from states on even as 2 more Covid-19 patients succumbed to the disease, taking the coronavirus death toll to 9 so far. Almost the entire nation has been in lockdown after the government imposed restrictions in several districts.




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