Pakistan Observer

PTCL launches new VSS

Sharafat Kazmi

Friday, July 27, 2012 - Islamabad—Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has launched a new Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS), offering attractive financial benefits and facilitation options for employees.

Sesior Executive Vice Presedent PTCL, Human Resource, Syed Mazhar Hussain here Thursday while briefing the media about the VSS scheme has said that this scheme is a completely voluntary offer especially designed to ensurelong-term welfare and well-being of our employees and their families, added that employees have a choice to either opt for a very attractive severance package or continue working at PTCL, which has always considered its employees as a top priority.

Alborating the details of the new VSS scheme Mr. Hussain said that our 2008 VSS scheme received a very positive response, which far exceeded our expectations. He said that the 2008 VSS was offered to 50,000 employees and 35,000 ppted for it, added that PTCL invested huge sums to make their choice beneficial and rewarding.

He said that PTCL relieved 30,000 employees while around 5,000 applicants couldn’t be spared and it has since been a pressing demand from employees to introduce a similar scheme again.

Wxplaining the key features of the new VSS scheme, Mr Hussain informed that it was being offered to approximately 16,000 employees. He said PTCL is offering yet another golden option to its employees to choose a rewarding future which may be a lifetime oppoetunity. However, if they choose not to avail this opportunity, they will remain respectable employeesof the company, he added.

For raising awareness and consultaion among employees, PTCL has undertaken an efficient nationwide mechanism comprising information and special counseling sessions, promotional road-shows and financial advisory consultaions and services.

Syed Mazhar Hussain said special helpline and help desks have also been set up for the purpose with a toll-free number 0800-13531, added that our employees are PTCL’s most important assest.
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