"At the end of Q4, the company employee strength was 48,000. Out of these, 43,500 were employees of Satyam Computer stand-alone, and the rest is subsidiaries, contractors and sub-contractors," Kiran Karnik, chairman of the government-appointed board of Satyam said after announcing the highest bidder for acquiring 31 per cent in the IT company.
However he added that at the end of second quarter, Satyam had 53,000 employees.
"In Q3, about 2,000 associates left Satyam making it 51,000. When the government nominated board took stock of things, it was 51,000 comprising of 45,000 Satyam's stand-alone employees and the remaining from subsidiaries, contractors and sub-contractors," he added.