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AI cannot survive on govt funding privatization only option says aviation mnister

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Air India privatization

new Delhi. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday that Air India had no other option but to privatize. Answering the question during a press talk on civil aviation issues, the minister said that the airline cannot depend on government financing for its existence.

He said that the Center could not provide financial assistance to the airline due to the economic problems arising out of Kovid-19, as large-scale financial resources have been arranged to protect the weaker sections of the society. The minister said without naming anyone that the airline should be left to those who know how to run it. He was responding on social media to the sharp political backlash regarding the airline's 'Leave Without Pay' policy.

Recently, Air India has introduced a scheme under which employees can choose to take 'leave without pay' for six months to five years. Additionally, the airline's management will also have the option to send any employee on leave.

According to the Air India Staff Notice, a copy of which is with IANS, "In its 102nd meeting held on July 7, 2020, the Board of Directors approved a scheme under which the employee is without pay for six months or two years or more". 'Holiday'. It can be extended for five years. '

This post was published on July 16, 2020 11:36 pm

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