Air India employees living in government housing colonies in Delhi and Mumbai have been given until July 26, 2022 to evacuate their premises. The Air India order serves as a reminder to the personnel staying in the quarters that they must quit the premises as directed by the Air India Specific Alternative Mechanism (AISAM).
In these two facilities, Air India, which is now controlled by the Tata Group, employs almost 1800 people. Following the acquisition by the Tata Group, the government will continue to keep Air India’s non-core assets, including the aforementioned housing colonies, in accordance with the disinvestment terms. Employee unions have spoken out against the proposal, threatening to take the matter to the High Court.
Air India gave these employees six months to depart their residences, which were handed to them in lieu of a house rent allowance and are conveniently placed near the airport, in 2021. Despite the traffic snarls and severe rains that Mumbai is notorious for, the employees who live in these quarters in Mumbai confess that it is only because they live close to the airport that they are able to get to the airport on time for duty.
Meanwhile, Air India is expanding its workforce under its new owners. On the 1st, 4th, 27th, and 8th of June, walk-in interviews for cabin crew will be held in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Hyderabad, respectively.