Wipro Chairman Azim Premji’s Wage Drops 63% In 2016-17

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Azim Premji’s pay bundle consisted of $66,464 in wage and allowances and $13,647 in long-lasting payment.

Press Trust of India|Last Updated: June 04, 2017

Wipro Chairman Azim Premji's Wage Drops 63% In 2016-17
Wipro Chairman Azim Premji’s Wage Drops 63% In 2016-17


  • Wipro primary Azim Premji’s pay bundle was up to $1,21,853 in 2016-17
  • He was not paid any commission throughout the year
  • IT czar Azim Premji had actually drawn settlement of $3,27,993 in 2015-16

New Delhi: Wipro chairman Azim Premji’s pay package saw a fall of 63 per cent to $1,21,853 (about Rs. 79 lakh) last fiscal year, with no commission being paid during the year. The IT czar had drawn a larger compensation of $3,27,993 (about Rs. 2.17 crore) in the previous fiscal year. Mr Premji’s package included $66,464 in salary and allowances and $13,647 in long-term compensation (deferred benefit – the company’s contribution to the Provident Fund and Pension Fund), totalling to $121,853 for the year 2016-17, documents with the US market regulator Securities and Exchange Commission showed.

“Azim H Premji is entitled to a commission at the rate of 0.5 percent on incremental net earnings of Wipro for the financial 2017 over the previous year … For the year ended March 31, 2017, commission paid to Azim H Premji is INR Nil,” the file stated.

All other executives got variable pay under a quarterly performance-linked plan, based upon crucial specifications of combined or private efficiency of business sector, system or department or the business as an entire, it included.

In 2015-16, Mr Premji had actually gotten a commission of $1,39,634. There has actually been a decrease in settlement for crucial executives throughout the market and it is reflective of the sluggish speed of development for gamers.

Infosys ceo Vishal Sikka, for instance, saw his pay plan boiling down 67 percent to Rs. 16.01 crore in 2016-17, from Rs. 48.73 crore in the previous year.

Wipro saw its earnings for the complete year decrease 4.7 percent over the previous . For the 4th quarter, its IT services earnings decreased partially over the October-December quarter.

Wipro CEO Abidali Neemuchwala’s pay bundle saw a 16 per cent boost to $2.09 million throughout monetary year 2016-17, which consisted of $8,00,000 in income, $1,50,244 in commission and $9,014 in postponed advantages.

Mr Neemuchwala rose as the CEO on February 1, 2016 from the position of COO.

The high settlement for leaders in the tech sector likewise came under spotlight after Infosys creator N R Narayana Murthy questioned pay walkings for senior executives at the Bengaluru-based company.

Rishad Premji, primary technique officer and Wipro board member, took house an income of $2,60,015 in 2016-17 compared to $325,462 in the previous – a fall of 20 percent.