The minister said the national carrier has taken various measures to safeguard the interests of COVID-affected employees and their families.
He stated that the carrier paid a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family of each permanent employee who died due to COVID-19.
When a fixed-term contractual employee died due to COVID-19, Air India paid his or her family a compensation of Rs 5 lakh, he noted.
Employees infected with COVID-19 were granted a paid quarantine leave of 17 days, he said.
“Reimbursement of vaccination charges are being provided to employees and their families if paid by them,” he said.
The minister said medical facilities were also being provided to Covid-positive employees.