Diwali bonanza: Surat boss Gifted cars, flats and jewellery as bonus to his employees..
Surat - The liquidity crisis may have dampened the spirits of the diamond industry this year but it's going to be a glittering festival of lights for nearly 1,200 employees of Harikrishna Exports, a Rs 6,000-crore diamond firm in Surat.
Company chairman Savji Dholakia surprised his artisans and engineers on Sunday by asking them to choose from car, flat and jewellery as their performance incentive. The employees qualified in what the company calls a "loyalty programme". Around 500 employees opted for a brand new Flat Punto, 570 for jewellery and 207 chose a flat.
"All my dreams have come true through my workers," said Dholakia. "A target was set for the artisans and engineers and they achieved it. This is a big day for the entire Harikrishna family. We're the first company in the world to offer performance incentive valued at around Rs 3.60 lakh to each of the 1,200 diamond workers," he added.