Air India chief V Thulasidas has been appointed chairman
and managing director (CMD) of the newly-merged state
carrier `Air India'' while his counterpart in Indian
Vishwapati Trivedi, will assume charge as joint managing
director of the new outfit.
would hold the post till March 31 next year or till
further orders, official sources said.
an IAS officer, retires on March 25 next year. The appointments
would take effect from the date the merged entity starts
functioning, the sources said. The pay and perks of
the two officers would also be protected, they said.
new company, National Airlines Company Ltd, has already
this month, civil aviation minister Praful Patel said
that the new carrier would start functioning as a single
entity by the middle of July.
appointments are a step forward in the merger process
of the two public sector airlines.