Tech Mahindra flies back 210 employees, families from the US

The Indian IT company is bringing these stranded employees on a chartered flight, from Dallas to Hyderabad

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Tech Mahindra has arranged for a chartered flight to bring back 210 of its employees and their families from the US to India. The flight, which took off on July 13, will land in Hyderabad today. Last week, Infosys had arranged for a similar chartered flight to bring back its employees and families, who had been stranded in the US, to Bengaluru.

The move is indicative of the commitment of the Indian multinational information technology company towards the safety of its employees. Tech Mahindra has been able to continue serving its clients and also run mission-critical systems for them amidst the pandemic, by relying on its remote-working culture and its digital collaboration tools.

The Company is rolling out a special leave category of a few weeks for employees who have tested positive for COVID-19. It has made arrangements to test security personnel, pantry staff and also sanitisation workers among other employees of third-party vendors across all its offices in the country. The Company will be paying for these tests, as it believes that wellness should always be placed before business.

Tech Mahindra is planning to get its employees — especially those who are involved in critical work and going to office — to use the Ashvin-Doctor Consultation App. This testing app, which has been approved by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), complies with the rules and regulations issued by the Government.