(Mumbai)Air India Unions Challenge in HC: Pay Cut due to Pandemic
Air India employee unions have moved the Bombay High Court against the airline’s decision to slash allowances, which form a major part of salary, by ten per cent because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Air India Aircraft Engineers Association, All India Service Engineers Association and Indian Pilots Guild filed a writ petition in the high court earlier this week against the national carrier and its subsidiary Air India Engineering Services Ltd.
The petition, filed through advocates Jane Cox and Karishma Rao, said that on March 20, Air India announced 10 per cent deduction for three months from the allowance package of all employees except the cabin crew on account of the impact of coronavirus outbreak.
The plea pointed out that on the same day the Union government issued an advisory asking all private and public firms not to reduce salaries or sack employees due to the pandemic.
The petitioners had also written to the Ministry of Civil Aviation protesting against the deduction but they were to receive any response, the plea said.
The court is likely to hear the matter next week.
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[Chd,Pb] Capt Seeks Chandigarh’s Inclusion Under Open Sky Policy
Under the Centre’s Open Sky Policy for ASEAN countries, 18 cities have been notified for operation of airlines in the country. At present, the airport is unable to operate direct flights to international destinations in ASEAN countries, such as Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur
Chief Minister of Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh has sought Chandigarh’s inclusion among the Indian cities notified under India’s Open Sky Policy to enable operation of to and fro flights to ASEAN countries from here.
In a semi-official letter to Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, he said the International Civil Terminal at SAS Nagar (Mohali) has been functioning for the last three years and is set to be upgraded to Code 4E status from April one for launch of 24×7 operations of wide-bodied aircraft
[नई दिल्ली]ओडिशा के झरसुगुड़ा एयरपोर्ट को मिला नया नाम “वीर सुरेन्द्र साई हवाई अड्डा”
मंत्रिमंडल ने ओडिशा के झरसुगुड़ा हवाई अड्डे का नया नाम ‘वीर सुरेन्द्र साई हवाई अड्डा, झरसुगुड़ा’ करने की स्वीकृति दी
प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी की अध्यक्षता में केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने मंत्रिमंडल ने ओडिशा के झरसुगुड़ा हवाई अड्डे का नया नाम ‘वीर सुरेन्द्र साई हवाई अड्डा, झरसुगुड़ा’ करने की स्वीकृति दे दी है।
वीर सुरेन्द्र साई ओडिशा के जाने-माने स्वतंत्रता सेनानी हैं। झरसुगुड़ा हवाई अड्डे को नया नाम देने से ओडिशा सरकार की पुरानी मांग पूरी होगी जो स्थानीय लोगों की भावनाओं के अनुकूल है। यह कदम राज्य से जुड़े सम्मानित लोगों के प्रति उचित श्रद्धांजलि भी होगा।
[PKT,Pb] Inaugural Flight Between Pathankot, Delhi Launched
Pathankot came under the civil aviation network today with Alliance Air operating its first flight from Delhi under the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, accompanied by Punjab Congress president and Gurdaspur MP Sunil Jakhar, was at the airport to welcome the passengers on board the first flight that arrived at the airport from Delhi this afternoon.
The chief minister said that it was a red-letter day for the region, which had now got air connectivity with the rest of country. It is expected to give a boost to the region’s connectivity and tourism potential.
Being at the tri-junction of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, Pathankot would also get a huge boost to its tremendous tourism potential as a result of the launch of the flight, which would operate on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays every week,
The chief minister said the government’s plans to develop an international-standard tourist destination at Pathankot-Dalhousie Road near Ranjit Sagar Lake would also give a huge fillip to the region’s tourism industry, as it was expected to draw more than 50,000 tourists annually.
Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion were Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla.
[Mumbai] Unsafe IndiGo+GoAir Bow Before “Prabhu”& Cancel 50 Flights for More then12 Cities.
Domestic carriers IndiGo and GoAir cancelled around 50 flights today
almost one-third of their A320 Neo aircraft fleet remained grounded for the third day following a safety directive by the country’s aviation watchdog DGCA.
Of the 48 flights, which are not being operated as part of the curtailed schedule,
42 are of IndiGo and six of GoAir.Suresh Prabhu has taken over charge of Ministry of Civil Aviation He has Encouraged DGCA Since then DGCA Has taken strong safety measures and issued directions to These Carriers with Questionable Engines as a result of which These Airlines are forced to ground their planes with Defective Engines.These two carriers had yesterday said they were taking measures to minimise inconvenience to the passengers whose flights have been cancelled by booking them on alternative flights as well giving them the option of cancelling or rescheduling their travel without any extra cost. But these are not seen in airports.Fliers of these carriers are cursed to suffer.
IndiGo has cancelled 42 flights for March 14.
This includes flights to Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Jaipur, Srinagar, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Dehradun, Amritsar, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, among others,
Wadia Group-promoted GoAir had cancelled a total of six flights today due to the grounding of three of its A320 Neo planes, as against 18 yesterday.
IndiGo operates over 1,000 daily flights while
GoAir offers 230 services daily.
Yesterday, these two airlines together had cancelled over 65 flights, with IndiGo alone cancelling over 47 services, due to the grounding of their 11 aircraft — eight of IndiGo and three of GoAir —
There are a total of 45 A320 Neo planes fitted with P&W’s Underfire engines with the two airlines.
Of these, IndiGo has 33 and GoAir 12 planes. The cancellation of services in a large number has put thousands of passengers at inconvenience as they had pre-booked these flights amid the concerns of exorbitant fares which are charged by the carriers for last-minute travel.
[New Delhi] New Aviator Prabhu Supports DGCA For Grounding Aircrafts
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said today that The DGCA decision to ground certain A320 neo aircraft with faulty engines is “only for passenger safety”
The aviation regulator’s move has resulted in flight cancellations by IndiGo and GoAir as the two airlines have grounded 11 A320 neo aircraft following the directive. IndiGo Cancelled its More Then forty flights which resulted Hike in Airfare
Prabhu took over the additional charge of Civil Aviation Ministry on Monday.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has grounded 11 A320 neo planes powered with a certain series of Pratt & Whitney engines following three incidents of mid-air engine failures in less than a month.
A total of 14 A320 neo aircraft fitted with a specific series of engines — 11 operated by IndiGo and 3 by GoAir — have now been grounded. Three IndiGo planes were grounded last month.
The Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu taking additional charge of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, in New Delhi on March 12, 2018.
The Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri Jayant Sinha is also seen.
[New Delhi]AAI To Process Digital Payments System For Parking at Airports.
After Demonetization Parking Was Made Free
Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued directions to the respective Car Parking Licensees across all AAI controlled airports for evolving a mechanism of e-payment transactions in the form of
Digital Wallets (PayTM,
Reliance Jio etc.)
and also keep sufficient change of currency in small denomination of Rs.10, 20, 50 & 100 to smoothen the process of parking at all airports. Besides Car Parking Licensees, AAI is evolving a mechanism so that digital payment alternatives through various modes is available at all concessions providing passenger facilitation services at airports (such as Food & Beverage Outlets, General Retails, Car Rentals, Pre-paid Taxi Services etc.
This information was given byJayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.