Air India Forms Panel to Identify Employees to be sent on Leave

The government-owned airline carrier Air India has formed a committee in order to kick-start the process of identifying the employees who can be sent on leave without pay for a period of maximum 5 years. The committee is mandated to find out employees who are redundant or surplus in the organization and they will be sent on leave for a period ranging from six months to five years.

The committee is expected to submit its report by August 11 this year and the airline will act as soon as the report is ready.


The national carrier had announced that it would cut down on expenses by reducing the management expenditure in the organization. For this purpose, they approved a scheme for sending employees on leave without pay for a time period ranging from six months to two years and it can be extended up to five years. The chairman of the carrier has been given the final authority to send employees on leave, without further consultation with the government.

Details of the Committee

The airline has constituted a committee comprising of General Manager (Finance), GM (HR), Departmental Head, one representative from the Regional Director. These officers will decide and submit a report regarding the identification of redundant and surplus manpower resources to the Air India Regional Director Office and subsequently, the headquarter will take the final decision.




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