Air India now asks senior staff to forgo salary for July

New Delhi: With state-owned carrier Air India's employees already on the warpath over the decision by the management to delay payment of their salaries for the month of June to mid-July, Air India has now asked its senior management to voluntarily forgo salaries and productivity linked incentives in July. In a statement the carrier said this was part of an attempt to ease pressures resulting from an ongoing liquidity crunch.

Holding firm, the National Aviation Co of India Ltd (NACIL), had earlier notified all employees that payment of salaries and incentives for June would be deferred by 15 days to mid-July.

The request now made to senior management would be applicable to all senior employees of Air India, its subsidiaries and those on deputation and on contract.

Managing director, Arvind Jadhav in a communique addressed to corporate directors, heads of strategic business units, executive directors and general manages expressed his concern over the financial situation of the company.