Thursday, July 15, 2021

India's Civil Aviation Minister Scindia holds first official meet with airline CEOs

India's recently appointed Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia met CEOs of the country's airlines on Thursday.

Accordingly, this was the first official meeting between Scindia and the industry's top executive after he took charge of the crucial ministry last week.

The meet comes at a time when the sector is reeling under massive financial strain caused due to Covid-19 resurgence.

Besides, the sector, has come under a fare price band and its operational capacity deployment has been restricted.

The contact intensive service sector has been heavily battered by the pandemic which has driven away passengers.

Moreover, the financial strain has led to job losses in the sector and slowed down capacity addition.

Scindia succeeded Hardeep Singh Puri who has now got the Ministry of Petroleum and retains the Urban Affairs Ministry.

Besides, former Army chief-turned-politician General V.K. Singh (retd), became the Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, is also the new Minister of State for Civil Aviation.

15/07/21 IANS/Free Press Journal

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