Airtel has announced an initiative that will improve its parenting benefits for employees. The telecom company has announced that it will offer Rs 7,000 per month to women employees who have just become mothers. The company said that a special allowance of Rs 7,000 would be given till the child turns 18 months.
Note that this policy will also be in effect for mothers who have adopted a child. This move by Airtel is aimed at making Airtel a diverse and inclusive workplace. Airtel is one of the few companies that provides time and monetary benefits to new moms and dads.
Airtel parent benefits for employees
Airtel offers various benefits to new parents such as 26 weeks of maternity leave to female employees. In addition, the company offers 24 weeks of flexible work so that new mothers can return to work and manage time for their newborns as per their choice. In addition, Airtel offers two additional paid leaves per quarter for childcare to new mothers.
Airtel parenting policies are not just limited to new mothers but also fathers. The telecom operator offers new fathers up to eight weeks of paternity leave.
Bharti Airtel’s Chief People’s Officer Amrit Padda said to stay ahead of the curve, “there is a need to re-look at the policies”. She believes that these initiatives will “encourage more women to pursue their careers in Bharti Airtel”.
“We have done this with a clear focus on becoming a more diverse and inclusive workplace. We hope this will encourage more women to continue their career in Airtel as they go through the crucial phases of their lives,” Padda said in an official statement.
Padda highlighted that the company is “proud to create impressive innovations that leave a mark. In our effort to further strengthen our workplace and work practices, we need to stay ahead of the curve and rethink our policies.