Anil Ambani's annual salary more than halves to Rs 5.5 cr

Industry experts say many top executives of Indian companies have volunteered for pay cuts, and even no salaries, in the past few years as talks of austerity measures have gained momentum amid adverse economic conditions.

hidden August 13, 2012 11:43:09 IST
Anil Ambani's annual salary more than halves to Rs 5.5 cr

New Delhi: Industrialist Anil Ambani has taken a huge cut in his total remuneration from four main companies of Reliance Group in 2011-12 as it was about Rs 5.5 crore, lower by nearly two-third from the previous year.

Ambani's cumulative remuneration as Chairman of these four companies -- Reliance Communications (RCOM), Reliance Power (R-Power), Reliance Infrastructure (R-Infra) and

Reliance Capital (R-Cap) -- stood at over Rs 17 crore in 2010-11.

Anil Ambanis annual salary more than halves to Rs 55 cr

An analysis of remuneration details in the annual reports of Reliance Group companies shows that Anil Ambani was paid sitting fees of Rs 80,000 at R-Power, Rs one lakh each at
R-Infra and R-Cap and Rs 2.6 lakh at RCOM during 2011-12. Reuters

Ambani does not take salary from any of these companies, but gets sitting fees for attending meetings of the boards and other committees. Besides, he is entitled to commission payable to directors, as per the rules of the respective companies.

As per the latest annual reports of these companies, Ambani did not even take any commission from three companies -- R-Power, R-Cap and RCOM -- during the last fiscal. At RCOM, Ambani had waived his commission for 2009-10 and this was the third consecutive year in 2011-12, when he did not take any commission from this company.

Industry experts say many top executives of Indian companies have volunteered for pay cuts, and even no salaries, in the past few years as talks of austerity measures have gained momentum amid adverse economic conditions.

Among other leading industrialists, Sunil Bharti Mittal as Chairman and MD of Bharti Airtel took a 22 percent pay cut with a total remuneration of Rs 21.3 crore in the last fiscal.

IT giant Wipro's chief Azim Premji's remuneration also nearly halved to Rs 1.9 crore in 2011-12. Anil's elder brother Mukesh Ambani had capped his annual pay package as Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman at Rs 15 crore a year for four years now.

An analysis of remuneration details in the annual reports of Reliance Group companies shows that Anil Ambani was paid sitting fees of Rs 80,000 at R-Power, Rs one lakh each at

R-Infra and R-Cap and Rs 2.6 lakh at RCOM during 2011-12, resulting into a total of about Rs 5.4 lakh. At R-Infra also, Ambani's remuneration for 2011-12 included only sitting fees of Rs one lakh, while he did not get any payment towards salary and perquisites or commission

for the year.

PTI

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