The National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken up a case on the alleged gender discrimination against the air hostesses in Air India, and has said that if necessary, the commission might move the court for upholding the hostesses’ rights. The NCW was acting on a complaint from the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU).

The CITU stated that Air India hostesses, for a long time, have been superseded by male pursers junior to them as “in-flight services in-charge”. The complaint has alleged gender discrimination and injustice towards the senior air hostesses of the airline.

NCW Chairperson Girija Vyas expressed concern regarding the alleged discrimination taking place in such a prestigious institution as Air India, and also stated that if necessary, the commission might approach the court and support the cause of AI’s air hostesses

“We are also writing to Minister of State for Civil Aviation Praful Patel to look into the grievances of the air hostesses and take remedial action,” Dr Vyas said×60/0