Austerity Plan for India's Reliance Retail

A branch of the country's largest private sector company has instituted severe cutbacks on things such as travel, office supplies, even drinking water

Reliance Retail, part of India's largest private sector company Reliance Industries, has initiated an 'austerity' drive. The company has issued strict guidelines on unnecessary travel, mode of travel, courier despatches, use of stationery in office, use of cabs and type of accommodation while on tour, and even on the number of times employees can have tea and coffee. Senior managers have been asked to use AC Indica cars instead of luxury sedans on outstaion tours.

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