Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Parliamentary panel questions stakeholders on Air India divestment

New Delhi: A parliamentary panel on Tuesday questioned stakeholders over disinvestment in Air India and Pawan Hans, and raised concerns over job security of the employees.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture on Tuesday met officials from the Civil Aviation Ministry and Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM).

Civil Aviation Secretary R.N. Choubey, Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani and Pawan Hans CMD B.P. Sharma were among those who were questioned by the panel headed by Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy.

A member of the panel told IANS the members questioned the officials about the need for disinvestment in the national carrier and possible job losses which may occur.

"We were told that the disinvestment is being carried out as per NITI Aayog recommendations," the member said.
08/08/17 IANS/Business Standard

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