Delhi HC overturns Air India decision to terminate multiple pilots, orders reinstatement
New Delhi [India], June 1 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued a detailed judgment on a batch of petitions presented by several pilots challenging Air India’s decision to end their services.
Judicial Court Jyoti Singh, in its judgment, overturns Air India’s decision adopted on August 13, 2020, terminating the services of several pilots and ordering the reinstatement of all pilots.
The court also ordered that the previous salaries be paid to the reinstated pilots.
Previously, the court had requested a response from Air India to petitions filed by several pilots challenging the national carrier’s decision to end their services as of August 13.
The petitioning pilots stated that “Issue a writ of certiorari, or any other writ, order or instruction in the nature of a writ of certiorari, requesting the records included in the order of 13.08.2020 and canceling it, and therefore order the Respondent to treat the Applicant as on duty with all the attendant benefits. “
Previously, several pilots had asked the court to ask Air India not to accept their resignation, as they had resigned before, but then withdrew it.
The pilots in their pleas said they initially tendered their resignations due to the delay in paying wages and allowances. (ANI)