Saturday, June 24, 2017

Govt mulling VIP treatment for Babus on private airlines

The government is mulling over a protocol to extend VIP treatment for government officials on all private domestic airlines.

Ministry of Civil Aviation has called for a meeting with all private airlines next Friday to discuss this protocol which is currently followed by Air India, a report by Times of India said on Saturday.

After incidents of MPs hitting airline staff and allegedly threatening to break airport property, the government was scheduled to discuss the norms under the ‘No-Fly’ list in the first week of July.
The report further added that the aviation ministry sent out a notice to private airlines on Thursday and other stakeholders titled ‘protocol to be extended to VIPs in private airlines.’ The meeting next Friday, June 30 will be held under the chairpersonship of Ministry’s joint secretary – Usha Padhee.

On Wednesday Singapore Airlines and Tata Group had approached the aviation ministry with their proposal to buy Air India from the government.
24/06/17 Zee Business