Sunday, July 15, 2018

Air India set to rejig crew management system after rostering scam

New Delhi: Air India is likely to change the reporting structure of the crew management system as a fallout of the rostering scam, which resulted in significant losses for the national carrier. While the airline is planning to shift a key official responsible for rostering in the crew management services (CMS), he’s likely to be “promoted” in the process. Some more heads would also roll, it is learnt.

Some of the transfer orders have already been issued but not executed yet.

Among other steps, there’s a move to limit pilots’ pay to 70 flying hours in a month. This is against the prevalent practice of paying some pilots for 70 hours even when they fly only 40 hours. The top airline management, aware of the mounting bill arising from the rostering mismanagement, refused to comment.
15/07/18 Anjuli Bhargava/Business Standard