Aviation

Return from sabbatical or quit: AI to staff

MUMBAI

Five years after it had announced a sabbatical scheme for its staff to reduce the bulging salary bill, national air carrier Air India has asked the employees who had opted for the scheme to either return to work or quit, say sources.

The scheme allowed them to take a minimum of two years and a maximum of five years off the job with the airline.“The airline recently issued a circular to its employees on sabbatical, asking them to join back duty or put in their papers as they have completed the sabbatical period,” Air India sources told PTI.

The salary bill of the airline is around Rs 3,000 crore per annum, accounting for around 20 percent of the operational expenses of the debt-laden airline.

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