At Zee, over 70 layoffs in a day and ‘cost-cutting’ amid a financial crisis

There had been signs of turmoil with the exit of prominent faces such as Deepak Chaurasia.

WrittenBy:Basant Kumar
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Some of these employees claimed that it was mostly old-timers and those with higher salaries who had been laid off during this drive.

“I have been working at Zee for 12 years. Salaries were never late but from October last year it was consistently delayed. Many people have still not received last year's incentives, which were to be received in April 2023. Some people were given incentives at the time of Diwali but those whose salary is more than Rs 1 lakh have not received them yet. An atmosphere of economic crisis has been created at the company for a long time. It’s still being said that TRP is very low,” claimed a reporter who has been part of the network for over a decade and is among those who were told to resign.

 Newslaundry reached out to Zee Media HR head Pooja Duggal with a questionnaire. This report will be updated if a response is received.


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