Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Air India employs 3,108 contractual staff, no plan to hire permanent employees: Jayant Sinha

Beleaguered state-owned airline Air India has over 3,000 contractual staff and has paid Rs 162.74 crore in wages to them during FY2017-18, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha today informed the Lok Sabha.
"As of 01.06.2018, a total of 3,108 employees on Fixed Term Contract are employed by Air India. The annual expenditure on salaries incurred/paid to contractual employees for FY 2017-18 is Rs 162.74 crore. The instruction regarding minimum wages are complied with, and the wages/salary paid to the Fixed Term Contract employees are higher than the minimum wages," said Sinha in a written reply to the house.
He also informed the house that the airline has terminated the service of 51 Fixed Term Contract employees on various grounds.
"The number of employees on Fixed Term Contract who have been terminated during the last three years are as under - 7 in 2015-16, 12 in 2016-17 and 32 in 2017-18. Contract of most of the employees has been terminated on the basis of the disciplinary action for absenteeism and other non-performance reasons etc. Besides, 115 employees on FTC, also left Air India Ltd on the end of their contract or termination of the contract at the request of the employee," he said.
14/08/18 ZeeBiz
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