A-I, Indian merger on the way
A committee of Secretaries (CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary BK Chaturvedi will examine various important issues, reports Gaurav Choudhury.india Updated: Nov 28, 2006 03:30 IST
A committee of Secretaries (CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary BK Chaturvedi will examine various important issues — including the levying of stamp duty, the integration of employees and legal matters — relating to the proposed merger of Air-India and Indian Airlines.
The Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday decided to the constitute the CoS, which has to submit its report within a fortnight.
"The CoS will also look into the details of the presentation made by the consultants," Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel told reporters.
This was the first meeting of the GoM on the proposed merger. Patel said the ministers were briefed by Accenture, the consultants, on all its major aspects.