Air India's new diktat- No talking to scribes or social media venting

Last Updated: Fri, May 03, 2019 12:28 hrs
Air India

Sharing opinions on social media and talking to the media will have serious repercussions for staff of Air India, according to an internal letter from the aviation company.

The airliner in a communication to employees dated April 30 said that it had found several instances of staff portraying Air India in bad light.

According to a PTI report, the PSU said several instances of staff portraying the company in bad light had been found. It had shared instructions to staff against doing so.

In its letter, Air India warned its employees of "action" if they were found interacting with the media or venting their opinions on social media without a prior written approval from the Chairman and Managing Director.

"This is to reiterate that no employee(s) in individual capacity or on behalf of a group or union or association of employees shall issue statements in print, electronic or social media or post videos on any matter related to the company without prior authorisation in writing by the CMD," it said.

The communication signed by Director Personnel Amrita Sharan also said that the employees have to make a request through proper channel and then explicit approval of the chairman and managing director (CMD). "...any violation of the above will be viewed very seriously and appropriate action as per applicable service regulations/ instructions would be taken against those found violating the same," the order said.