the management and union representatives.
The rationalisation process is being planned on the lines of Indian Railways that had reduced the number of unions from 34 to two in 2007. As many as 1.4 million railway employees decided the number of unions, as well as their leadership, through secret ballot.
* Air India has cut down the number of executive director posts from 43 to 19, general managers from 107 to 54, and deputy general managers from 143 to 112
* These measures at staff rationalisation along with other measures would bring down the workforce to 9,500 by 2015-16 from 13,000 currently
* A majority of the employees have been transferred to technical and ground handling arms
* With this transfer, the employee to aircraft ratio stands at 81