Rajiv Bansal, the new Chairman of Air India, in an interview as published in the Hindu dated 18th September 2017, has stated that ‘there is no reason why Air India can not be run as a PSU.’This is a welcome statement.

However, he continues to state that just like that the employees did not have any problem with the privatization of Airports in Delhi, Bombay etc., there will be no problem to the employees due to privatisation of Air India.

This is not correct. The workers want to continue in the PSU and not under private owners, whose interest is only to get more and more profit. Wherever privatization has taken place workers have suffered in various ways. In fact, there is no need to privatise Air India or any other PSU. It is only to allow the private companies to garner profits at the expense of the government and the people.