Roughly 10 per cent of the roles within the Indian aviation sector had been misplaced between April 2020 and December 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of State for Civil Aviation V Okay Singh mentioned on Monday.
“The full job loss in airways, airports, floor dealing with and air cargo sector is round 19,200,” Singh mentioned in a written reply to a query in Rajya Sabha.
The job loss is round 10 per cent of the entire jobs (round 1.9 lakh) in these sectors, he added.
Whereas the entire variety of workers working with airways, airports and floor dealing with businesses decreased between April 2020 and December 2021, the variety of individuals working for air cargo corporations elevated throughout the identical interval, Singh mentioned.
“Whole variety of workers in air cargo sector has elevated from round 9,600 as on March 31, 2020, to round 10,500 as on December 31, 2021,” he said.
The full variety of workers working with airways in India lowered from 74,800 as on March 31, 2020, to 65,700 as on December 31, 2021, he famous.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) runs greater than 100 airports throughout the nation. Nevertheless, main airports akin to these in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mangaluru and Thiruvananthapuram are run by non-public operators.
As on March 31, 2020, the variety of workers working with Indian airport operators was 73,400. This lowered to 65,700 by December 31, 2021, Singh mentioned.
Worker energy at floor dealing with businesses has lowered from 30,800 in April 2020 to 27,600 in December 2021.
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