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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Civil Aviation 

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION.NO. 490
TO BE ANSWERED ON AUGUST 14, 2012
Loss Suffered by Air India Due to Strike of Pilots

 

490. SHRI AVINASH RAI KHANNA

         SHRI MOHAN SINGH

         SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the Minister of CIVIL AVIATION be pleased to state:

(a)   the quantum of loss suffered by Air India due to recent strike of the pilots;

(b)   the action taken by Government against the pilots;

(c)    the steps Government is taking to improve the work culture among the employees of civil aviation department;

(d)   the number of flights which were operating before the strike and how many flights are in operation now; and

(e)   the revenue loss of the department due to less flights in operation?

 

ANSWER
MINISTER OF CIVIL AVIATION
(SHRI AJIT SINGH )

 

(a): The quantum of loss of revenue already suffered by Air India due to recent strike of the pilots is approximately Rs.600 crores.

(b): The Management of Air India has de-recognized the Indian Pilots Guild (lPG) and the services of 98 Pilots were terminated.

(c): Government has instituted grievance redressal mechanism, monitoring of output through Results Framework Documents (RFD) and MOUs signed between Ministry and the PSUs to improve work culture.

(d): Air India had been operating 46 international flights per day before the strike. Due to pilots agitation, Air India restructured its operations and, in the interim schedule, operated 39 international flights per day.

(e): Please refer reply to (a) above.