On Thursday, employees of now-grounded Jet Airways faced delay in payments of salaries. They blamed Narendra Modi government and lenders for the disintegration of the airline. Hundreds of airline staff from various departments have gathered at the Jantar Mantar in the national capital to make a request to the government to do something to stimulate their career.
Sonal Gupta a security supervisor in the airline said that the government should have taken care of this matter in a better way. If the government would have timely intruded by providing emergency funding then they could have saved the airline.
Gupta exclaimed that she couldn’t pay her children’s school fees as she didn’t receive a salary for the last two months. Even most of the agitating staffs were asked to take leave without pay.
Another employee who is from the engineering department said that lenders are responsible for the crisis that took place. He even said that they promised to grant Rs 1,500 crore, but later they interim to the funding of RS 1,000 crore. In the end, they completely refused to give them any support.
Most of the employees have said to their seniors to take leave without pay. Even they asked them to pursue hobbies and spend time with their families. The executive exclaimed that they have nothing to do until and unless the flight starts. But the security and engineer departments have the third party to serve them.
There are 16,000 employees on the rolls of the Jet Airways whereas other 6,000 works on a contractual basis.