Over 24 pilots had resigned from Kingfisher due to the non-payment of salaries. The pilots have been refusing to serve the stipulated notice period as well. EK Bharat Bhushan, DGCA chief elucidated that non-payment is a violation of terms of appointment.
"How can action be taken against employees who have not been paid salaries? Kingfisher Airlines had abrogated the CAR (Civil Aviation Requirement) by not paying salaries. If they are quitting due to non-payment of salaries, notice period is not required," Bhushan said.
According to CAR, a pilot has to serve a notice period of six months before leaving the job, but in case their appointment terms are not followed, they can quit the job without serving the same.