Following the ‘give it up call’ made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, corporate executives have been receiving emails from their HR departments asking them to “voluntarily” give up the subsidy.
Tata Group, Reliance Industries, Adani Group and Vedanta have requested their staff to consider, and Jindal Steel and Power in a press note on Saturday announced its commitment to the PM’s appeal.
Several working professionals have enthusiastically taken to Facebook and other social media to show they have given up their subsidies. But there is also a section who claim they are not happy with their company intruding into their kitchens.
This is a way for corporates to be close to the government and score brownie points with the PM. A company can only make a suggestion to it’s employees to give up their LPG subsidy but this can’t be enforced by law. I don’t think employees who need subsidy are going to give it up, said Vinod Shetty, an Advocate.