Even as the Air India is up for disinvestment the carrier is now known to have delayed the payment of salaries for the month of March.
Sources informed that the the Air India is yet to intimate the employees on the reasons for the delay.
It is said that the Air India has over 21,000 employees.
Sources said that salaries are usually paid out by the 30th or 31st of every month and the payment is made in advance when there are bank holidays around these dates.
However, the Air India sources said that the payments are expected to be made by this week end itself
The government has proposed selling 76% stake in the airline as well as transfer management control to private players.