Air India will forcibly send non-performing employees on leave without pay

The Air India Board has approved the plan to send poorly performing employees on unpaid leave (Leave Without Pay). In such a situation, Air India can send some of its employees on unpaid leave ranging from 6 to 60 months.


New Delhi: Air India is preparing to send its employees on leave without pay for 6 months to 60 months. Air India board has got approval for this. The board has allowed the chairman and managing director to recommend sending some staff of Air India on leave for up to five years without pay. Under the scheme, after sending the employees of Air India on 6 months unpaid leave (leave without pay), it can be extended up to 60 months i.e. 5 years.

First 2 years, then can be extended for up to 5 years
The official order states that Air India CMD Rajiv Bansal can now send employees on leave for a period of six months to two years. This can be extended for up to five years. It is being told that the airline has brought this scheme to overcome the crisis and reduce costs. Let us know that Air India has taken this step at a time when the central government is trying to sell the airline. Currently, the airline’s sales process hangs in the balance due to Corona virus outbreak.

Employees’ performance will be assessed on three scales
“The management has the right to evaluate any employee and send it on unpaid leave based on the need, health and competence level of the airline,” the order said. After the announcement of the scheme, all the department heads in the Air India headquarters and the regional directors in the regional office will assess every employee on these three scales. After the assessment, a list of employees to be sent on unpaid leave will be prepared. After the approval of CMD on this list, employees will be sent on unpaid leave.

Employees list to be handed over to CMD by 15 August
Management will assess employee suitability, efficiency, competence level, performance quality, health status and holiday records. Only after this, a decision will be taken to send any workers on leave without pay. Regional directors and departmental heads have been asked to send the list to Air India CMD by 15 August. Air India has about 13 thousand permanent employees, their monthly salary of Rs 230 crore is spent. The company will also get rid of its cash problem by sending non-performing employees on unpaid leave.