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Air India grievances will be looked into : Vayalar Ravi

New Delhi. Four years after Air India merged with Indian Airlines, the public sector carrier has failed to sort out issues concerned with employee integration. The loss making airlines needs more funds in order to stabilise.

A committee headed by a retired judge would be set up to address the grievances of the employees of Air India, said Mr Vayalar Ravi, Minister for Civil Aviation on the sidelines of a conference commemorating 100 years of the civil aviation industry.

“Various issues including wage disparity, seniority and other issues raised by the unions, will be looked into by the committee,” said Ravi. The minister had met all the fourteen unions of Air India earlier this month.

The minister also said that India would have 1,000 more planes and 500 more helicopters by the end of next decade. Currently, the total number of planes in the country is at 435, up from 100 in the last two decades, he said. Indian airports can now handle around 235 million people, and have sufficient capacity for the next few years, he said.

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