Manufacture of Aakash, the world’s cheapest tablet computer, Datawind is now faced with attrition problems after overcoming the problems with IIT-Rajasthan and Quad Electronics.
Some top executives of Datawind, Vijender Gupta, vice President for customer support and operator relations, Khushnud Khan, vice president for sales, Sanjay Mendiratta, associate president, Ramneek Kohli, senior vice president for enterprise sales, Gurjap K, vice president of operations and Nipun Padha, senior vice president (technical) have left the company in the last two months.
Some of the ex-employees say that a proper human resources structure was missing in the organization and the salary payment is also flawed.
Datawind CEO Suneet S Tuli says that less than 6 or 7 people have been terminated or have left this year. He adds that he has enough cash to sustain his business operations.
The Government of India has given Datawind a contract of supplying 100,000 tablets. Besides, Datawind has also received about Rs 30 lakh pre-sale interests through its online portal.
The Government of India has allotted Rs 765 crore for National Mission for Education through ICT under Ministry of human resource and development, which plans to distribute about 50 lakh Akash tablets in colleges.