In a program titled ‘COVID-Shield’, India’s engineering conglomerate, Escorts announced several COVID-relief measures for its dealerships, including a no-questions-asked financial aid of Rs 20,000 for its select dealership employees, upon testing positive for COVID-19.
The entire sales and service staff of Escorts dealerships is covered under this program effective 24th April, 2021. To get this instant financial aid of Rs 20,000, the dealer just needs to send an authenticated COVID-19 positive report of its employees to Escorts and the aid is directly transferred to the account of the affected employee.
Escorts is also reimbursing cost of vaccination for all field sales employees of its dealers. Escorts has also announced a grant of Rs 1 lakh for family of deceased dealer employee as additional financial support for its dealership staff. The above programs are being run with support of Escorts Dealers Development Association (EDDAL), a cooperative venture of Escorts and its dealers.
Speaking about the measures, Shenu Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Escorts Agri Machinery, said, “Serving farming community is our primary purpose. Our dealership staff plays a prominent role in fulfilling this. Through our dealer COVID-relief measures, we wish to ensure their well-being so they can in turn continue to serve the farmers of our country.”