Air India board of directors meet under new chairman Pradeep Singh Kharola | business news | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Feb 21, 2018-Wednesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Air India board of directors meet under new chairman Pradeep Singh Kharola

The high-level meeting at the airline’s headquarter took place at a time a group of ministers is in the process of finalising the contours for the proposed strategic stake sale in the national carrier.

business Updated: Jan 18, 2018 11:48 IST
People walk past a sign of Air India outside its headquarters in Mumbai on January 10, 2018.
People walk past a sign of Air India outside its headquarters in Mumbai on January 10, 2018. (AFP File Photo)

The Board of Directors of the disinvestment-bound Air India met on Thursday under its new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Pradeep Singh Kharola.

A separate meeting was also held with each of the five subsidiaries -- Hotel Corporation of India, Air India Charters Limited, Airline Allied Services Limited, Air India Engineering Services Limited and Air India Air Transport Services Limited.

Without divulging details, an official said “business plans” were discussed at the two meetings.

Another source said that service level agreements between Air India and its different subsidiaries were also extended.

The high-level meeting at the airline’s headquarter took place at a time a group of ministers is in the process of finalising the contours for the proposed strategic stake sale in the national carrier and the expression of interest is likely to be invited from bidders soon.

The Union Cabinet recently approved foreign direct investment of up to 49% in Air India.

The debt-laden airline is staying afloat on taxpayers’ money.

Last year, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave its in-principle nod for the strategic disinvestment of the airline.