Air India facing a very challenging financial situation: Hardeep Puri

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While replying to Rajya Sabha MP Vinoy Viswan, in a letter, the Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri clarified on Air India’s financial condition and the LWP scheme and called Air India’s leave without pay (LWP) scheme a “win-win for employees and management”.,

He further pointed out that inspite of facing a challenging financial situation, Air India has not laid off a single employee even as international and domestic carriers have resorted to cost cutting through layoffs.

The minister further pointed out that the initiatives taken by the national carrier with a view to ensuring continuance of its operations include payment of salaries to its employees and giving opportunity to employees to take up alternative employment in the leave period with the approval of the management.

The Covid-19 outbreak has very seriously impacted the airline sector and currently the airline operations of the company have taken a serious hit.

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