employment of aviation sector was also affected by the coronavirus pandemic more than 6700 employees lost their jobs achs– News18 Hindi

New Delhi. Most of the states resorted to strict restrictions like lockdown or curfew to control the pace of spread of the corona virus. Due to this business activities almost came to a halt. Taking precautionary measures, the Civil Aviation Ministry also banned international and domestic flights for a long time. After this, flights were allowed with limited air passengers with many safety measures and conditions. This had a bad effect on the business of aviation sector as well as employment. According to information received by News18 quoting sources related to the ministry, during the first half of the financial year 2020-21, more than 6 thousand job losses were registered in the airspace.

67906 people were reduced to employment on 30 September 2020
According to sources related to the ministry, the adverse effect of the air traffic restrictions imposed by Corona and its aftermath is directly visible on the employment related to aviation sector. According to the information, 74,667 people were employed in the airspace as on 31 March 2020, which has come down to 67906 on 30 September 2020. According to this figure, there has been a decrease of 6761 jobs in the first half of the financial year 2020-21. According to exclusive information received by News18, a committee attached to the Ministry of Civil Aviation may recommend to the government to control the arbitrary fee charged by airlines on cancellation of air tickets.

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There will be a ban on charging arbitrary fees on ticket cancellation
If the central government accepts this recommendation of the committee and makes any law related to it, then air travelers will get direct benefit from it. This will stop the airlines from charging arbitrary cancellation fees. The committee is of the view that in the event of ticket cancellation, in no case more than 50% of the base fare should be charged. Along with this, various types of taxes on tickets should also be waived.

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