As part of its personnel rationalisation drive, Air India is considering redeploying about 10 per cent of its employees to various departments in the ministry of civil aviation.
Currently, the airline has about 13,000 employees.
Of this, 1,500-1,600 are likely to be redeployed to organisations such as the Bureau of Civil Aviation Safety and the Airports Authority of India.
A senior airline executive told Business Standard, “Manpower
rationalisation has been a major area of focus for us.
"We have not made any major recruitment.
"About 65 per cent of our workforce is aged more than 45; we have a natural attrition rate of 1,500 employees a year.
"Additionally, we are collecting lists of excess manpower that might be available across departments for redeployment, as recommended by the ministry.”
Preliminary data available with the airline show there is scope to redeploy 12 per cent of its workforce to other organisations within the ministry.