Air India slashes worker allowances as much as 50% regardless of protests

New Delhi, July 22

National service Air India has gone in for an enormous reduce in worker allowances at the same time as protests from all sections of the staff proceed.

As per an workplace order, this has been carried out as per the instructions of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and following approval from the Board of Directors of Air India Ltd.

The rationalisation of allowances shall be efficient from April 1, 2020 and shall stay in drive until additional evaluation by the Air India Board.

This is an throughout the board reduce in allowances for all staff, reasonably than simply the pilots and the opposite flying workers.

The wage and allowances, similar to lDA, HRA and different allowances linked to primary pay, will stay unchanged.

The charge of allowances aside from DPE allowances will stand decreased by 40 per cent of the accepted allowances. These embody flying allowance, govt flying allowance, particular pay large physique allowance, home layover allowance, fast return allowance, excessive altitude allowance, verify allowance, teacher allowance, examiner allowance and extra touchdown allowance.

Flying allowance to be paid on precise hours flown by a person pilot in a month. However, as a particular case, all pilots obtainable for flying shall be paid fastened 20 hours of flying allowance or actuals, whichever is increased in a month, throughout Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 of economic 12 months 2020-21 on the revised flying allowance charge.

Simulator coaching hours shall be paid on the revised charge of flying allowance. The extra time charge past 70 hours in a month shall be 125 per cent of the revised charge of flying allowance, whereas layover allowance at stations exterior lndia shall be payable as per the notified authorities charges.

Other relevant situations and penalties will stay the identical as per the Ministry of Civil Aviation’s letter dated January 1, 2016.

For common class officers, wage and allowances (i.e. primary, IDA and HRA linked to primary pay) will stay unchanged. However, the opposite allowances shall be decreased by 50 per cent.

For common class workers, allowances shall be decreased by 30 per cent and similar is the case with operators. For the everlasting and contractual cabin crew, allowances shall be decreased by 20 per cent.

All the above allowances shall be paid on the decreased charge on precise flying.

For all classes of staff, together with flying crew, overseas journey allowances/overseas each day allowance shall be payable as per notified authorities charges vide MEA’s order dated September 21, 2010. The layover allowance for the flying crew will stand amended accordingly.

For staff (each everlasting and FTC) with gross wage as much as Rs 25,000 a month, there shall be no discount in wage.

Further, fastened time period contractual staff aside from pilots and cabin crew with gross wage (excluding PF contribution) of greater than Rs 25,000 monthly may even be topic to related discount, i.e., 50 per cent of different allowances for executives and 30 per cent of different allowances for employees classes of staff.

Non-qualifying private pay for everlasting staff, wherever relevant, shall be included within the definition of different allowances for the aim of deduction. IANS

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