In the hope of returning to India, the company apart from working with the government is also retaining its employees, Hindustan Times tech reported.
ByteDance has around 2,000 employees in India handling the operations of TikTok and Helo.
In keeping with global norms, the firm conducted an annual performance review cycle and upskilled employees during this time. The employees even received a salary bonus this year.
Nikhil wrote: “Our employees have been at the heart of our business and we place utmost importance on our employees’ personal and professional well-being.”
In the email to the employees, Nikhil said he sees an “immense growth opportunity for TikTok in India”.
The Hindustan Times report quoted him as saying in the letter: “We have demonstrated unequivocal commitment to comply with the local laws, including data privacy and security requirements, and are therefore optimistic about a positive outcome. Our clarifications have been submitted to the Government and we will continue to allay any further concerns they may have. Together with our employees, we remain dedicated to our users and creators who have found not only recognition but also new avenues of livelihood through our platform.”
The development comes days after PUBG announced it will be launching a new version of the game in India, PUBG Mobile India, specially created for Indian users.
India banned over 200 apps with links to China, including PUBG and TikTok, in recent months over cybersecurity fears. The ban was enforced after tensions escalated between New Delhi and Beijing over the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh.