New Delhi. With the resolution plan of the new owners of Jet Airways, its old employees whose salary of lakhs of rupees are stuck, is going to get another blow. This is because these employees have been offered to pay around Rs 23,000 per employee under the resolution plan given by the company’s new owners Carlrock-Jalan. while The bankrupt airline Jet Airways owes its employees from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 85 lakh.
The resolution plan has recently been approved by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). Under this, in the next three months, 95 percent of the employees will be paid on agreeing to the plan.
It does not have any information on statutory dues like gratuity nor does it say anything about salary arrears. This has complicated the situation for the employees of Jet Airways.
will challenge it in court
Kiran Pawaskar, President, All India Jet Airways Officers and Staff Association, said, “Jet has asked employees to vote yes or no for the resolution plan. If this issue is not resolved, we will challenge it in the court.”The association has recently written a letter to the Civil Aviation Minister, Labor Minister and Regional Labor Commissioner regarding this. Jet Airways owes about Rs 15,400 crore to its creditors. Out of this, Rs 1,254 crore is due to employees and workers in the form of salary and gratuity.
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17 thousand workers had come on the road
Let us tell you that due to huge losses and debt, Jet Airways was closed in April 2019. At that time the promoter of the company, Naresh Goyal, needed Rs 500 crore, but he could not raise it. The situation became such that even the salaries and other expenses of the employees were not able to meet. After the closure of Jet Airways, about 17 thousand of its employees had come on the road. After this, Naresh Goyal was removed from the board of the company by the consortium of banks that gave loans to Jet Airways.
preparing to fly again
It is known that Jet Airways is preparing to start its operations within 6 months of getting approval from the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). The Kalrock-Jalan consortium, the new owner of Jet Airways, is in talks with the government on the availability of slots. Jalan Kalrock Consortium had said in its statement to the media last time that initially Jet Airways will start flying with about 25 aircraft. The company is very positive about Indian aviation and the future is bright