CHANDIGARH, MARCH 22: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday appreciated the decision of Trident Group Chairman Rajinder Gupta and Sonalika Tractors Vice Chairman AS Mittal to give full wages to their employees during the lockdown period.
The Chief Minister appealed to other industrialists to follow the suit with similar humanitarian gesture.
It is our duty to help out the employees in the industries. especially the distressed industrial workers, in this hour of crisis, he said..
Responding to the Chief Minister’s appeal in this regard, the Chairman of Trident Group Rajinder Gupta has offered full wages, housing and food to his employees during the closure.
Likewise, the Vice Chairman Sonalika Tractors AS Mittal also decided to close the unit till March 31 with full wages to employees.
It may be recalled that Captain Amarinder Singh has already announced immediate relief of Rs 3000 each for all the registered construction workers in the state, amid the COVID-19 restrictions.