Bharti Airtel, the country’s largest telecom company, is currently mapping the employees working in Telenor India and Tata Teleservices’s Consumer Mobility Business. After this, they will shift these employees to the business according to their new role. However, according to sources familiar with the matter, Bharti Airtel will be able to employ only two-thirds out of approximately 6,000 employees working in both companies. According to sources, Sunil Mittal-led company Airtel will fill 15% of its job for the internship (mainly in Africa) for the employees of these two companies.
Airtel spokesperson said, “Looking at the merger requirements, we are currently mapping the employee pool. Despite this, it is decided that after the merger all the employees will not get the work according to their designation. However, we will endeavor to help all the employees.”
A company spokesman said that we would try to give jobs to as many aspiring employees in the Indian market. The company can shift some people into the International Platform and the associated company.
At the announcement of the merger of the two companies in Airtel, about 5,000 people of TLSL Consumer Mobility Business (CMB) and 2,000 were working in Telenor India. Although after this announcement, some people had left the job themselves, while some TTSL employees are in talks about giving another role in the Tata Group.
Except for Airtel, both operators did not respond to questions. Bharti Airtel has acquired TTSL’s CMB on the basis of no cash no debt. This deal was announced in October 2017 of last year. However, for the clearance of this deal, the Capital Market Regulator Security, and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and the Department of Telecom are awaiting clearance. The acquirement of Telenor India was announced in February 2017 and for the clearance of this deal, the NCLT and DOT are still awaiting approval.
Airtel spokesperson said that Telenor and Tata Teleservices’ business will continue as long as the merger processes are not completed between the companies. However, after the completion of the merger processes, we will work on the plan to integrate the functioning of the companies.
Airtel’s competitive company Idea Cellular and Vodafone India are also working on the scheme of talent mapping. The merger processes of these two companies have not yet been fulfilled. According to a source, Airtel is in plans send 15% of the people to Africa for a new role, mostly in the mid-level managers.