Air India Delays Staff Salary for 5th Consecutive Month, Says July Salary May Be Paid by Next Week
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New Delhi, August 10: National carrier Air India, in a staff notice issued over the matter of pending salaries for July 2018, has said in its letter addressed to the staff that it regrets to inform the delay in payments of salaries for July 2018 due to circumstances beyond the control of the management. The letter, also said that "all efforts are being made to make the payments by next week."

According to news agency PTI, this is the fifth consecutive month that the national carrier has failed to pay salaries to its employees on time.

The trend in Air India, say old-timers, has been that salaries are disbursed by the 30th or the 31st of every month. As mentioned earlier, this is not the first delay. There were delay in payments in the months of March, April, May and June as well.

"We regret to inform the delay in payment of salaries for the month of July due to circumstances beyond the control of the management," Air India general manager for human resources said in the notice to staff, adding, "However, all efforts are being made to make the payments by next week."

Air India has more than 11,000 permanent staff. The national carrier, which is facing acute financial crunch, is set to get an additional funding of Rs 980 crore from the government.

On July 26, minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha told the Lok Sabha that there was a short delay in the payment of salaries for May and that the same was paid subsequently. (With Agency Inputs)