BPP bonus exemption update




Bombay Parsi Punchayet ((BPP) trustee Viraf Mehta states BPP chairman Yazdi Desai acted unilaterally in writing to the government asking for the trust to be exempted from paying bonus. He said all the six trustees were unaware of the exemption application: "Yazdi acted without the knowledge nor consent of any of the Trustees. This cannot be presented as the view of the Board. At best, this is Yazdi’s personal view.”
Mehta added, however, the board had decided to pay the bonus, a statement corroborated by BPP trustee Noshir Dadrawala who sent an app to Parsiana stating that "bonus will have to be paid else it would be a breach of our signed agreement.”

Parsiana has sent WhatsApp messages to Dadrawala and BPP trustee Kersi Randeria at 1.55 p.m. inquiring if Desai ”Consult(ed) his co trustees when filing the exemption from bonus application?” Dadrawala replied "No” but added "In Any case as per last signed agreement I feel bonus will have to be given by around Diwali or eight months before close of FY (financial year) 2017-18 as per law. Bonus is an entitlement.”

Randeria had not replied till 7.20 p.m.