Mumbai: A section of Air India pilots on Friday demanded compensation for the family of any pilot who died due to Kovid-19 as per the rules of the Central Government and a job for a family member.
The Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) has appealed in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that any pilot who is permanently or temporarily medically unfit due to covid or post-Covid problems, four times more than the normal coverage. should be given.
The organization said that pilots are facing an imminent increased risk of infection while operating flights under the Vande Bharat Mission or air bubble agreements. The organization claimed that so far five pilots of Air India have died due to Kovid-19 and 460 have been infected. At the same time, more than 30 pilots have had to be hospitalized.
Copies of the letter have been sent to the Union Finance Minister, Union Health Minister, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Civil Aviation, Director General of Civil Aviation as well as the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India. It said, ‘We will give compensation to the family of any pilot who dies due to exposure to Kovid immediately and as an interim measure for his family as per the policy of the Government of India treating him as a frontline employee. should go. This compensation should be in addition to any other individual or group insurance.
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