Indian airlines and their pilots are on the warpath over the issue of duration of the notice period the latter should serve after resigning with the regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), caught in the crossfire. Pilots want the DGCA approved six-month notice period to be halved to three months and have begun a signature campaign to submit a memorandum to the government.
TOI had on August 28 reported that big airlines like Air India and IndiGo want the notice period doubled to a year and the DGCA has begun examining their request. The fight over the notice period has intensified as big airlines, especially a leading budget carrier which till recently was seen as a major `poacher’ by AI, is witnessing resignations by pilots to upcoming airlines..
Hindustan News 06/09/2016: http://epaper.livehindustan.com/