NEW DELHI: Air India Employees Union has asked for a meeting with Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri seeking extension of the medical scheme, leave encashment and provident fund benefits in the event of privatisation of Air India. In a letter to Puri, the AIEU said that the existing medical scheme in Air India should be continued as it is for the serving and retired employees.
On provident fund, the union said that there are two separate Provident Fund trusts in erstwhile Air India and erstwhile Indian Airlines which are governed by the 1925 PF Trust Act. "We would like these trusts to be continued as it is in the case of privatisation/disinvestment of Air India," the union said. On leave encashment, AIEU said there is a practice of availing the benefit of leave encashment at the time of retirement. (IANS)
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