A court in Kanpur has issued a notice to Wipro chairman Azim Premji after the wife of one of the company’s employees alleged her husband had left her because the firm paid him a ‘dating allowance.’
Advocate Nandlal Jaiswal, who represented Tripti, said she filed a fresh case in the same court on Wednesday and made Premji and Pratik Kumar parties to the matter as her husband had allegedly left her because of a ‘dating allowance’ paid to him by Wipro. Tripti alleged this allowance had changed her husband’s behaviour towards her.
If her husband needs an allowance to change his behaviour, the allowance is the least of her problems. Really! Companies break down the salary into various components thanks to HR the Payroll Divison that come up with innovative labels to reduce the tax payable. (Or so I think.) I wonder what will happen to the hapless fellow/ felli who thought of this label. Meanwhile, are you suitably miffed that your employer doesn’t give you a dating allowance? Maybe they should change the component according to your marital status, or the status of marital bliss.