No Reservation, Only Merit Based Employment in Wipro : Azim Premji

After Narayana Murthy, now it is Wipro Chief Azim Premji against reservation and reiterates importance of merit based employment in his company.

A day after Manmohan Singh asked industries to broadbase employment and make it representative, Wipro chairman Azim Premji made it clear that his firm would recruit people only on the basis of merit thus ruling out reservation at Wipro.

We compete with global companies. We are primarily in the service business in terms of the mix of our consolidated revenues”, Azim Premji said, adding, “Service business is highly people-dependent. People make you (the company) successful or the people make you less successful.

He pointed out that close to 80 per cent of Wipro’s global revenues come from the US, Europe, Japan and parts of the Middle-East. We have no alternative but to hire the best talent available within India and the best talent available globally to man our positions – critical positions, non-critical positions, (and) programming positions.

Responding to a question on the proposed move to reserve 27 per cent seats in higher educational institutions for Other Backward Classes, Premji said, “We appreciate the compulsions the country is going through in terms of reservation. But we (Wipro) are an organisation which requires selection on merits.”

Source: No job reservation at Wipro.

Here is the sarcastic version of Premji’s comments. Someone spend good enough time in coming up with this interesting write up! Interesting read!

I completely support the PM and all the politicians for promoting Reservations. Let’s start the reservation with our cricket team. We should have 10 percent reservation based on religion. 30 percent for OBC, SC/ST like that. Cricket rules should be modified accordingly. The boundary circle should be reduced for an SC/ST player. The four hit by an OBC player should be considered as a six and a six hit by a OBC player should be counted as 8 runs. An OBC player scoring 60 runs should be declared as a century.

We should influence ICC and make rules so that the pace bowlers like Shoaib aktar should not bowl fast balls to our OBC player. Bowlers should bowl maximum speed of 80 kilometer per hour to an OBC player. Any delivery above this speed should be made illegal.

Also we should have reservation in Olimpics. In the 100 meters race, an OBC player should be given a gold medal if he runs 80 meters.

There can be reservation in Government jobs also. Let’s recruit SC/ST and OBC pilots for aircrafts which are carrying the ministers and politicians (that can really help the country.. )

Ensure that only SC/ST and OBC doctors do the operations for the ministers and other politicians. (Another way of saving the country..)

Let’s be creative and think of ways and means to guide INDIA forward. Let’s show the world that INDIA is a GREAT country. Let’s be proud of being an INDIAN..

May the good breed of politicans like ARJUN SINGH long live.

I totally agree with him!!!

Wonderful writeup, isn’t it? big grin Thanks to the (wo)man behind this story!


  1. I dont understand. The sarcastic write-up was not by Azim Premji, right? If not, perhaps it should be clarified. Because, the way the post is written, several people are coming under the impression that the sarcastic portion was also said by AP!

  2. Let’s us(all general categorie people) make a unioun and let fight for aur rights and for the iterest of india and lets say together (SAY NO TO RESERVATION).This reservation far most dangerous than terrorist.

  3. Azim Premji’s Wipro is one of the largest outsourcing firms in India. He says, “We are not dealing with cold reasoning here but with emotions of Americans whose personalities changed after 9/11 and who feel threatened by anything that hurts their security, their wealth and their jobs.”

    “Shifting jobs to lower-cost countries will benefit the United States in the long run. My employees draw salaries that are a disgrace to the 20th century. They do not have the luxury of being dropped off in their company buses or to have subsidised lunch at their offices. I can of course easily afford that.

    “Techies are the only section of the Indian Tax Paying society that does not have a lobby for itself…and all the techies are too busy sweating it out in the air-conditioned and swank sweatshop of Wipro. They are too busy to lobby for support for any cause of theirs,
    too fatigued to stand up for their rights, too fatigued with the daily- life chores at home and at work…..sweating it out for ‘deliverables’ and worrying about appraisals & too busy paying of the

    “90 per cent of my employees are too busy and engrossed and focussed on paying off the loans for the small luxuries they have bought with the money earned out of their hard work, taking loads of ego from me at the end of the day…..and believe me,
    working for more than 10 hours a day. The 40 hour week is an amusing joke. I do not even work for 10 hours a week. That is the privilege of my employees.

    “They make ten lakh rupees less than other firms. The shockingly low earnings of my employees is getting worse. Accountants’ fees, transport, office equipment, electricity bills, food expenses and earnings lost through ill health all have to be absorbed by my
    employees. They also pay their taxes, because there is no way they can evade it unlike me. They pay their taxes, not questioning all the ‘cess’-es, they have been paying for to-date, most notably the
    infrastructure cess, that’s the biggest joke, because, here in Bangalore we don’t have any asset called infrastructure. They pay taxes knowing very well, that it will never come back to us in any form whatsoever –
    no matter what election manifestos say during every election. This is the same principle that applies to Wipro. They slog for me and I sit at home and collect the profits. None of that is shared with my employees. I do not believe in sharing wealth as I am a bastard.

    “I know how difficult it is for my employees to pay the rent. I do not care as I have it made. I do not have to worry about paying off my ‘Home Loan’. That is the privilege of my overworked and underpaid
    employees. I do not have to worry about paying off the loan for a car. I sit at home and have the luxury of having a broad social perception and suggesting hiking the taxes of my poorly paid employees, because I am standing tall, standing tall over my financial assets.

    “Of course paying these taxes will not help my employees if and when they lose their jobs. If that does happen some time, I am certainly not answerable to all the techies. Every big man, like myself who is too big for his boots has this habit of saying once in a while that we need to give back to the society what it has given to us.

    “I have not given anything to anyone, though I have it made. I practice ageism. That is why I do not hire older people. I like to boast that my employees are very young, averaging 25. This, I imagine is some kind of achievement. My mindset is prejudiced and causes
    great harm to millions of older people. Why should I care? I have it made.

    “My employees have been forced by circumstances to survive on underpaid jobs. I am a big fan of China as it is the most untrustworthy nation like me. Also, there are numerous examples to illustrate the above statement. A prime example being stealing of US
    secrets. That is so cool.

    “China is a backstabbing country like my baap. After taking help they do not hesitate to backstab us. That is the policy i followed in the 1980’s. Like me they do not have any respect to the PM of our country. When the chinese premier visited India, few months back, he rushed to Bangalore rather than meeting our PM. Why
    not? This clearly indicates that they are not at all interested in improving the relations with us and they just need us to help their software industry, after which I hope they will backstab us like my baap.

    My baap’s favourite past time was playing with his boils. Boils usually start as red, tender lumps. The lumps quickly fill with pus, growing larger and more painful until they rupture and drain. Although some boils disappear a few days after they occur, most take
    about two weeks to heal.

    Boils occurred anywhere on his skin, but appeared mainly on his face, neck, armpits, buttocks or thighs. Sometimes his boils occurred in clusters called carbuncles. Although anyone can develop these painful infections, people who have diabetes, a suppressed
    immune system, or acne or other skin problems are at
    increased risk.

    He would lance and squeeze boils. He would undergo surgical drainage to clear the infection. The pus would be filled into a wine glass which my baap would then drink. If a boil is lanced, a “wick” will usually be inserted. A wick is a piece of ribbon gauze put
    into the empty cavity of the boil to prevent the hole made in the skin surface closing over too quickly. This allows any further pus that forms to drain through the open hole. The lancing procedure has to be
    done at the right time. If a boil is lanced too early, there will be no pus to drain and the pain of lancing will have been in vain.

    Boils and carbuncles often resemble the inflamed, painful lumps caused by cystic acne. My employees develop this condition when they hear about their poor raises at the start of each year. But boils tend to occur once or to reappear intermittently, whereas cystic acne is often an ongoing problem. Boils are also usually more red or inflamed around the border and more painful than an acne cyst. However they are not as painful as the poor salaries that Wipro’s employees get

    • I am amazed by the content. My dear friend, please don’t forget that in our country IT industry pays most. And when you have all the time in world to write such big articles, it doesn’t seem you must be that busy.

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