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Air India gives nod to 'Leave Without Pay' scheme for employees

Even as the privatisation process drags on, national carrier Air India has instituted a scheme whereby employees can opt

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 July 2020 6:32 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: Even as the privatisation process drags on, national carrier Air India has instituted a scheme whereby employees can opt to take 'leave without pay ranging from six months to up to five years. Additionally, the airline's management will also have the option to send any employee on leave.

An Air India staff notice, which was reviewed by IANS, read: "The Board of Directors in its 102nd meeting held on July 7, 2020 has approved a scheme whereby employees can opt to take 'leave without pay' ranging from six months or for two years and the same can be extended to up to five years.

"The scheme also authorises the CMD to pass an order on behalf and in the name of the company whereby an employee could be sent on leave for six months or for a period of two years extendable to up to five years."

However, this provision can only be exercised depending upon factors such as "suitability, efficiency, competence, quality of performance, health of the employee.'' (IANS)

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