Bharti Airtel has reduced the salary (gross remuneration) of its Chairman and Executive Director Sunil Mittal by around 10 per cent to Rs 22.55 crore in 2012-13, from Rs 25 crore in the previous fiscal.
The company had been posting decline in net income for the last 14 consecutive quarters. In the first quarter of the current financial year, however, it has been able to arrest sharp decline in net income.
The company reported 9.6 per cent fall in net profit at Rs 688.9 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, from net profit of Rs 762.2 crore in the corresponding period last financial year.
The company has appointed Gopal Vittal as its new Chief Executive officer, who also serves as Joint Managing Director, at around two-third of the gross remuneration compared to the amount it paid to his predecessor Sanjay Kapoor.
The gross remuneration for Vittal, who joined Airtel on April 3, 2012, was around Rs 2.7 crore at the end of FY 2013 while Kapoor's gross remuneration was Rs 3.88 crore, as per the company's Annual Report.
"During the year, Gopal Vittal was granted 1,62,500 stock options at an exercise price of Rs 5," the report said.
The overall remuneration paid by Airtel to its board of directors increased by 9.7 per cent to Rs 30.98 crore for FY 2013, from Rs 28.23 crore in FY 2012.
Shares of the company closed at Rs 341.9 apiece, up by 4.5 per cent at BSE today.