NAG Requests PM Modi To Direct SBI To Release 1 Month’s Salary To Jet Airways Employees

New Delhi: The National Aviator’s Guild (NAG), which represents pilots of the grounded carrier Jet Airways, on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested him to direct the airline’s lender State Bank of India to release one month’s salary of all the employees.

In a late evening e-mail to the prime minister, the NAG also sought government’s directive to “stop de-registration” of the airline’s aircraft, which are now being leased by other domestic carriers.

“We urge you to direct SBI to release a month’s salary to all employees on an urgent and humane basis. We don’t want to see a repeat of the human tragedy which unfolded post the Kingfisher Airlines demise,” said NAG president Karan Chopra.

Noteworthy, the airline suspended operations after the SBI-led consortium of lenders rejected its demand of a Rs 983-crore lifeline to help carry out operations and pay salaries.

On Friday, Jet Airways chief executive Vinay Dube had said there was no commitment on the part of stakeholders on paying salaries.

The airline has not paid March salaries to its over 20,000 employees. Jet ceased operations on April 17.

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