khaskhabar.com : Thursday, 22 July 2021 5:12 PM
New Delhi. The Center on Thursday informed Parliament that 56 employees of national carrier Air India have succumbed to the COVID pandemic till July 14. In a written reply during Question Hour in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation (RETD) V.K. Singh said a total of 3,523 employees of the national carrier have been affected by Kovid-19. ‘Out of this, 56 employees have succumbed to the pandemic till July 14, 2021.’
He also said that Air India has received several representations from employee unions to provide fair compensation and other benefits to the employees affected by COVID-19.
He informed the House that Air India has taken several measures to protect the interests of employees and their families affected by COVID-19, including 17 days of paid leave to employees affected by COVID-19.
“On the death of a permanent or fixed term contract worker due to COVID-19, compensation of Rs.10,00,000 and Rs.5,00,000 is given to their families respectively. The families of casual or contract workers are given Rs.90,000 or a period of 2 months. Salary is compensated.”
“Covid centers have been opened by the company at various places to take care of the COVID-19 affected employees or families.”
“Reimbursement of vaccination fee is being given to the employees and their families to be paid.”
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