JCB Announced Vaccination Drive for its Employees

Mr. Deepak Shetty, CEO, MD, JCB India (2

News Desk, News Nation 360 : India’s leading manufacturer of Earthmoving and Construction Equipment today announced a special COVID relief package for its employees. April onwards, over 2,000 JCB India employees and their families have been vaccinated at camps held across its Ballabgarh, Pune & Jaipur facilities. It is now ensuring that all its employees in India are vaccinated over the next few weeks. Speaking at the occasion, Deepak Shetty, CEO and Managing Director said that the past few weeks have been a phase of intense learning. Virtually all their organisational resources were deployed towards supporting the health and safety of their employees and their families. Unfortunately, they also went through the painful phase of losing some of their colleagues to the virus. They are fully committed to supporting their families through a relief package. Between April and May, as the second wave spread, JCB also saw a surge in COVID cases in its factories. JCB was one of the first to take the hard stance of temporarily pausing all manufacturing operations to stop the spread of the virus. Multiple COVID Control Rooms were set up to monitor COVID-19 positive cases.

The company also extended a Telemedicine facility for all its employees in different parts of the country. Over 7,600 tests were conducted during this phase and in addition to managing Beds, Oxygen and Ambulances, JCB created a COVID relief centre on its factory premises. Apart from the Term Insurance policy benefits, JCB India will be supporting the education of the children of deceased employees to the tune of Rs. One Lakh per child, per year for their schooling and Rs. Two Lakhs per child, per year for three years for their Graduation. The medical insurance for their families has also been extended to 10 years. For contractual employees, there will be one-time support of Rs. Three Lakhs.

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Report : Anustup Kundu