Cost consciousness is one of the core areas that can improve the financial of Air India and employees must ensure that not even a single 'paisa' is wasted for a better future, airline chief Rajiv Bansal has said.
Bansal, who took over the charge of the top position in the disinvestment-bound airline in late August, in a message to the employees, has also urged them to be economical and adopt thrifty work practises without compromising with safety and quality.
"Cost consciousness is another core area to improve the financial health of the company. While we strive to make improvements in our services, be it in-flight catering or entertainment, aircraft cabin ambiance, lounges and offices, we must ensure that not even a single 'paisa' is wasted," Bansal said.
The Government-run Air India has a little over 21,000 employees on its payroll. "We ought to shun all avoidable and wasteful expenditure and adopt thrifty work practises without compromising with safety and quality," the Air India CMD said in the message.
As per the provisional numbers announced by the Government in July, the airline's net loss after tax narrowed to Rs 3,643 crore and operating profit rose to Rs 300 crore in the last financial year.