New Delhi, April 23
IndiGo, the country’s largest airline, has assured its employees of no cut in their April pay.
“In deference to our Government’s wishes of not reducing pay during the lockdown, we have decided not to implement the previously announced pay cuts during the month of April,” CEO Ronojoy Dutta told employees in an email on April 23.
“However, your Excom members and SVPs have volunteered to take pay cuts this month. For everyone else, you can expect your April salaries to be paid without the pay cuts,” he added.
In his March mail to employees, Dutta had talked about the need to cut costs, and this a salary cut. While he himself took a 25 percent cut, the rest of the employees saw a trim ranging from five percent to 20 percent.
The decision to retain salaries will help bring some cheer in the sector that has been grounded by COVID-19. All of IndiGo peers, including SpiceJet, GoAir and Vistara, have either cut pay or sent a large part of their staff, on leave without pay.