Raise sales, pay salaries on your own: CITCO to its hotel DGMs

Move comes in the wake of losses due to lockdown

Raise sales, pay salaries on your own: CITCO to its hotel DGMs

Dushyant Singh Pundir
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, November 20

Hit by the lockdown, Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation Limited (CITCO) has asked the deputy general managers (DGMs) of its hotels and a restaurant to increase sales and generate more revenue to pay wages to the employees.

Rs5.5 cr monthly salary bill

  • CITCO spends nearly Rs5.5 crore a month on salaries of nearly 1,200 regular, contractual and outsourced employees posted in its various units.

  • The corporation had recently sought a grant of Rs27 crore from the UT Administration to run the day-to-day affairs and pay wages to the staff.

In a letter to the DGMs of Hotel Mountview, Hotel Shivalikview and Chef Lakeview, the manager, accounts (Head Office), stated that since their establishments were now fully operational, they should increase sales and arrange to pay the salaries of the employees for the month of November and onwards from their own operational revenues.

An official said the corporation had suffered huge losses due to the pandemic as all hotels and restaurants remained closed during the lockdown period.

The official said the corporation had to take a loan against fixed deposits to pay its staff. CITCO spends nearly Rs5.5 crore a month on salaries of nearly 1,200 regular, contractual and outsourced employees posted in its various units.

The corporation had recently sought a grant of Rs27 crore from the UT Administration to run the day-to-day affairs and pay wages to the staff.

Kashmir Chand, chairman, CITCO Progressive Workers’ Union, stated that the UT Administration must help the corporation tide over the financial crisis it had suffered during the lockdown. He said the corporation had also sought reimbursement of more than Rs10 crore from the UT Administration on the account of expenses incurred on running the UT Guest House in New Delhi and the UT Secretariat canteen in Chandigarh.

Chand said CITCO was running and managing the UT Secretariat canteen since April 1983 and the UT Guest House in New Delhi since November 1984.

Don't Miss

Tracing the origins of Pashmina

Tracing the origins of Pashmina

Up against issues of racism Down Under

Up against issues of racism Down Under

Why we need to mock ourselves a little, reset our systems

Why we need to mock ourselves a little, reset our systems

Trump’s coup de tweet

Trump’s coup de tweet

Respect every opinion

Respect every opinion

Top Stories

Farmer leaders finalise route for ‘Kisan tractor parade’ on Republic Day

Farmer leaders finalise route for ‘Kisan tractor parade’ on Republic Day

‘There will be no disruption in national Republic Day parade...

SC to hear pleas on farm laws after recusal of member from panel set up to resolve impasse

SC to hear pleas on farm laws after recusal of member from panel set up to resolve impasse

In an “extraordinary” interim order on January 12, a bench h...

SC-appointed panel on farm laws to hold first meeting on January 19

SC-appointed panel on farm laws to hold first meeting on January 19

Bhartiya Kisan Union president Bhupinder Singh Mann, however...

UK's Boris Johnson invites PM Modi to attend G-7 summit

UK's Boris Johnson invites PM Modi to attend G-7 summit

Prime Minister Johnson also plans to visit India before the ...

Cities

View All