Mallya has no time for employees, but will attend motor race

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Vijay Mallya
New Delhi, Oct 24: Why liquor baron Vijay Mallya is refusing to meet agitating employees of troubled Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) and solve their problems? Although the Chairman of KFA Mallya cited his busy schedule as an excuse not to meet pilots, engineers and other employees of troubled airlines, but he is all set to attend the Indian Grand Prix event at Greater Noida later this week.

Sources say employees of KFA wants to speak directly to Mallya on their issues, but they were not given permission to do so. They are seeking four months' pay by October 26.

Since he was missing from the country for a long time, media labelled him as an "absconder". Replying to the allegations, Mallya tweeted, "I travel 24x7 where my multiple work responsibilities take me. Sections of media call me an absconder because I don't talk to them."

Mallya has been constantly absent from any of the meetings between the management and agitating employees of his debt-ridden carrier.

The Mallya seems to be untouched with the decision of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to suspend the airline's license. DGCA, the aviation regulator, earlier on Oct 20 announced its decision of suspending the licence of the airlines which has failed to provide a satisfactory response to the DGCA.

The DGCA earlier had issued a show-cause notice to crisis-ridden KFA asking it to explain why its licence should not be suspended or cancelled.

Despite receiving their response, DGCA was not convinced and axed its license to fly. Expecting to have a settlement with its protesting pilots and other employees, the airline officials earlier had sought for more time and a personal hearing, but failed to answer to DGCA's questions regarding its financial plan or operational plans.

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