/ 4 Air India employees caught stealing unserved food, ration from planes

India TV : Mar 04, 2019, 04:52 PM

Four Air India employees were caught stealing unserved food and dry ration from its planes, which the national carried initiated disciplinary action against them. Airline has taken action against two employees of the catering department & two cabin crew employees, who were found to be stealing surplus food and rations from planes. Internal communication saying that ground staff and officers take out unserved food.

The official said that an assistant manager and a senior assistant in the catering department were suspended for 63 days and three days respectively after they were found indulging in the practice, the official said.

Also, in March last year, two cabin crew members of a New Delhi-Sydney flight were warned and put on domestic flights only, the officials added. 

Asked as to how many inspections were carried out by the national carrier post the August 2017 circular, the official said, "The catering division carries out spot and hygiene checks on flights and at caterer's premises on random basis which pertain only to enforcing quality parameters for the in-flight food." 

An Air India spokesperson did not respond to specific queries on the matter.