Praful Patel to discuss Air India board probables with PM this week

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New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh this week to discuss all the probable names for the post of independent directors on the struggling Air India board.

"We are going to form the board of Independent Directors very soon. I shall be meeting the PM this week and discuss all the probable names," Patel told reporters on Tuesday.

He added that the names of people who can "give time and contribute meaningfully from this great turnaround" that the airline hopes to achieve would be discussed.

On the requirement of funds for reviving the national carrier, Patel said the report on reviving the national carrier is expected soon.

"The revival programme is going to be given to us on the financial side by SBI cap and we are expecting the report soon," he said. (ANI)

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