AI forms four committees to review PLI/flying allowance issue
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Last Updated: Saturday, August 29, 2009, 15:41
Mumbai: With a majority of employee unions spurning the Air India management's proposal to slash productivity-linked incentives/flying allowance by 50 percent, four committees have now been set up to focus on specific segments to review the whole issue, a source said.

"Air India Chairman and managing director Arvind Jadhav has set up four review committees to look into the PLI/flying allowance issue," a source in the National Aviation Company of India Ltd said on Saturday.

The committees will be headed by functional directors and submit their reports to Jadhav by September, the source said, adding that till then the employees' PLI/flying allowance would stand reduced by half.

NACIL is the holding company formed after the merger of Air India and erstwhile Indian Airlines into a single entity.

NACIL recently had proposed a 50 percent reduction in PLI/flying allowance which accounts for nearly 50 percent of the carrier's annual salary bill of around Rs 3,100 crore.

A majority of employees unions have rejected the proposal and even resorted to agitation.

"While one committee headed by the director engineering will review the flying allowances of pilots, engineers and... PLI issue will be reviewed by the committee headed by the director-personnel.

Similarly, the PLI issue of cabin crew will be reviewed by the committee headed by Director-Related Business and that of officers and others by the committee headed by Director- Finance.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, August 29, 2009, 15:41

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