Dharmadhikari report sent to Air India

Last Updated: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 14:50 hrs

New Delhi, Mar 21 (IBNS) The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Thursday said the recommendations of Justice Dharmadhikari Committee report has been sent to national carrier Air India for implementation.

Minister of State for Civil Aviation K. C. Venugopal informed Rajya Sabha on Thursday that a committee of external experts was appointed under the Chairmanship of Justice Dharmadhikari to look into the integration and harmonization of wage, salary, work practices, etc of all categories of employees of both the erstwhile companies, Air India and Indian Airlines.

"The committee has submitted its report and the same has been sent to Air India for implementation. The pay and allowances recommended by Justice Dharmadhikari Committee are in accordance with the DPE (Department of Public Enterprises) guidelines," said Venugopal.

"However, for licensed categories, including pilot, the government has approved payments of certain allowances, over and above the DPE guidelines to bring the total emoluments of these categories as per the industry standard," he said.

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