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Govt departments owe Rs 574 cr in dues to Air India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

is owed a sum of over Rs 574 crore in outstanding dues by different ministries and departments, said today.

"The outstanding amount to be collected by from the various ministries/departments of government and government agencies as on March 15, 2012 is approximately Rs 574.67 crore," Singh said in reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

Singh said that the had submitted the bills to the respective offices and was pursuing the matter for realisation of dues.

In response to another question, Singh said that a strike by pilots agitating against non-payment of salaries and flying allowance on January 14 this year had cost the national carrier Rs 5.8 crore.

"The loss of revenue due to strike of pilots on January 14, 2012 is approximately Rs 5.8 crore," Singh told the Rajya Sabha.

First Published: Thu, March 22 2012. 20:50 IST