Hindu announces SRS

IN Media Watch Briefs | 09/06/2018
The Hindu Group has announced a Special Retirement Scheme which is open for 20 days in June, and is encouraging employees who are unable to contribute or who are in redundant roles to take advantage of it and seek early retirement. The announcement signed by N Ram, chairman of The Hindu Group Publishing Private Ltd says the paper is facing financial pressures which have compounded over the past two years. In addition to the scheme details announced normal retirement benefits will also be given.
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