Pay structure of Air India Pilots – Civil Aviation Minister’s reply to unstarred question in Lok Sabha

 Pay structure of Air India Pilots – Civil Aviation Minister’s reply to unstarred question in Lok Sabha
ANSWERED ON: 22.03.2018 

Pay Structure of Air India Pilots

P.K. Kunhalikutty,

Will the Minister of CIVIL AVIATION be pleased to state:-

(a) whether even after the merger of Indian Airlines and Air India, the pay
structure of the pilots of Indian Airlines is lower than the pay package of
Air India pilots while they are discharging the same duties, if so, the
details thereof; 
(b) the sanctioned strength of pilots who were operating Boeing 787
Dreamliner flights and the actual strength of the pilots; 
(c) whether the Air India management has received any request from the
pilots of Dreamliner for No Objection Certificate; 
(d) if so, the details thereof; and 
(e) whether the Ministry is having any proposal to consider parity of wages
of the pilots of erstwhile
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Indian Airlines with that of Air India and if so, the details thereof? 

The Minister of State in the Ministry of CIVIL AVIATION
(Shri Jayant Sinha) 
(a): Pursuant to amalgamation of both the erstwhile airlines (Air India
& Indian Airlines), a Committee headed by Justice DM Dharmadhikari
(JDC), was constituted to address various Industrial Relations issues
including pay/wage rationalization. The JDC submitted its report to the
Government of India on 31.01.2012, which was accepted by the Government on
12.06.2012. Subsequent to implementation of Justice Dharmadhikari Committee
Report Revised Basic Pay and Allowances have been harmonized for Pilot
categories and a uniform pay structure for all pilots of Air India has been
implemented with effect from 01.01.2016.;
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(b): The strength of Pilots is dynamic, depending upon number of aircraft,
routes and the schedule. So, there cannot be an absolute strength of pilots
at a given point of time. However, actual strength of pilots operating 27
Dreamliner B787 aircraft in the fleet of Air India is 35 9.;
(c) & (d): Yes, Madam. Air India has received one request for No
Objection Certificate from a first officer who has tendered resignation and
is flying B 787 under six months notice period.
(e): Government has conveyed approval for pay and allowances for all Pilots
of Air India as per the Department of Public Enterprises guidelines and
additional allowances based on market standards prevalent in the airline

Source: LOKSABHA  Hindi / English