Reliance IndustriesLimited as a measure to fight against the coronavirus infection has announced that they will give the salary twice a month to those who earn below Rs.30000.
RIL in a statement said, “For those earning below ₹30,000 per month, salaries will be paid twice a month to protect their cash flow and mitigate any overwhelming financial burden.”
The COVID-19, that originated in China has affected more than 500,000 people worldwide.
More than 700 people are affected by the virus in India. The entire country is under lockdown in order to control the current situation.
Reliance Industries also stated, “RIL has deployed the combined strengths of Reliance Foundation, Reliance Retail, Jio, Reliance Life Sciences, Reliance Industries, and all the 6,00,000 members of the Reliance Family on this action plan against COVID-19.”
Even if the work is halted, the company will continue to pay all its contract and temporary workers during the lockdown.
The company also extended the work-from-home platform to most of its employees except those who handle critical roles in maintaining the Reliance Jio network.
Reliance Foundation Hospital in collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had set up a dedicated 100- bedded centre at Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai for patients who had tested positive for COVID-19.
The company had also made a donation ₹5 crores to Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Reliance Industries said that they will also provide free fuel for all emergency service vehicles used to transport of COVID-19 patients (service is provided only for the vehicle used for COVID-19 patients and as per the list provided by Government agencies, to ensure efficient impact and withdrawal post end of a pandemic) to and from quarantine and isolation facilities.
They will also provide fuel for the vehicles used for Quarantined people on the basis of lists provided by Government agencies.
Reliance Retail across the country will remain functional during the lockdown.
All the essentials items and items of daily need, including staples, fruits and vegetables, bread, breakfast cereals and other items of daily use will be available in more 700 Reliance Retail across the country.