Air India Employees Bidding For Airline Warned From Interfering In Policy, Strategic Matters
As all of us are aware about how the Air India’s strategic disinvestment will serve the government the goal of privatization of airports among other government owned and run entities. For more backdrop, read this. This story shall cover the recent developments in this matter.
All the employees who want to participate in the bid for strategic disinvestment of the airline and have submitted an expression of interest (EoI) for the same are directed by the national carrier to refrain from handling policy and other strategic matters.
The Office Order:-
For this the office order was issued by the airline’s General Manager. Previously in an office order dated December 16, Air India had asked all the employees who are intent to participate in the consortium for submitting an EOI for participation in the bid for strategic disinvestment to submit a formal intimation of participation by December 21, 2020.
The office order said “Such employees are directed that they should not handle matters related to policy and other strategic issues of the company which may have a bearing on the disinvestment of Air India or any information which may be used directly or indirectly in this regard. However, such employees may continue to handle the routine day-to-day business of the company”.
It said “All employees who are participating in the said consortium for submitting an EOI for participation in the bid for strategic disinvestment of Air India Ltd are directed to submit a formal intimation of participation in the consortium of management-employees as per the format attached, through their respective Departmental Head to the office of General Manager (Personnel), Headquarters, New Delhi latest by Monday, December 21, 2020”.
Non-compliance of the instructions by the employees will be viewed seriously. Necessary actions as deemed fit will be undertaken against them said the order.
Qualified Bidders To Be Announced:-
The government will announce the names of the qualified bidders by December 28. Recently over 200 employees, led by Air India director (commercial) Meenakshi Mallik, had submitted their EoI for participation in the bid for strategic disinvestment of Air India Ltd.