The pandemic has impacted the aviation industry significantly, and all airlines in India have taken steps like cutting salaries of employees, firing employees to improve their cash flow.
The officials said that the employees opting for the "shorter working week scheme" would not have the option to take any other employment during the remaining days of the week.
After a gap of two months due to the coronavirus-triggered lockdown, India resumed its domestic passenger flights from May 25 albeit in a curtailed manner. International passenger flights continue to remain suspended in the country.
After failing to disinvest from Air India
two years ago, the central government restarted the process in January this year. However, due to the coronavirus
pandemic, the process has slowed down.
is a loss-making enterprise and it has a debt of more than Rs 60,000 crore.