Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha
Government today came under pressure from members in the Lok Sabha over non-payment of salaries to Air India employees, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assuring the House that ways and means would be found to pay wages soon.

"Whatever be the final outcome of the Group of Ministers, I can assure the House that the government will find ways and means and ensure that wages and salaries are paid," the Prime Minister said while intervening during Question Hour.

It is an open secret that Air India is in "serious difficulty" and the government has constituted a GoM to look into the steps to be taken for financial restructuring of the ailing airline and bring it back to normal, he said.

He said the salaries for June and July and productivity-linked incentive for employees would be paid soon.