air india

Privatisation Is Not Reform

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2017-07-10 17:49
The decision to privatise Air India comes at a time when the government’s “reform” credentials are being questioned by big business. All information publicly available points to a continuing improvement in the performance of the airlines. Between 2011–12 and 2015–16, the last year for which official financial results are available, the airline showed a steady improvement in terms of its operational profi t/loss as well as its passenger load factor. The corporate business press is lauding the government’s privatisation decision, hailing it as the resumption of “reforms” which has come to mean more disinvestment and privatisation. It is hard to understand how mismanaging public assets and then selling them is “reform.”

Air India pilots' candle light march at India Gate

Submitted by admin on Sat, 2012-06-30 13:09

Image removed.They came with their families and colleagues. They came with their children and spouses. They came with their neighbors and friends. Some of them had their ageing parents accompanying, some of who have themselves served the sector earlier. They are supposed to be in air, but now they have been grounded, just like the airline they have been serving with passion, dedication, and commitment, doing their best to ensure safety of the passengers. If you pass by them in a market place, you may not identify them, because there are just one of us, having the similar concerns of family, children's education, and parent’s health, livelihood and career.

Air India's Sickness and the Privatisation Bug

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2011-06-09 11:18

 It is reported recently that Air India had to cancel several flights as the Oil companies refused to refuel Indian Airlines planes in Jaipur and Kochi. It is reported that Air India has an outstanding amount of over 2000 crores owing to the oil companies and the some of the oil companies have put Air India on 'cash and carry' mode.

Air India crisis - a carefully crafted design

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2011-05-09 16:08

Some six decades ago in August 1953, the Indian air transport industry was nationalised to provide safe, smooth and economic air travel to the people. It involved eight warring airlines with different work cultures, horrendous safety record, disastrous financial conditions because of cut-throat competition and inefficient management in some (reproduced from the yahoo news online).