National carrier Air India has issued a gag order for its employees asking them to refrain from speaking to the media, stating that there have been instances where the employees in uniforms have portrayed the company in bad light.
“It has been observed that there are instances where employees have interacted with media or posted videos in uniform in Air India aircraft, aired views on electronic and social media portraying the company in bad light despite the fact that time and again instructions have been issued advising employees to refrain from doing so,” Air India said in a letter to its employees.
The letter further states that the employees will have to take permission from the CMD before offering any reaction on social media.
“The employee will make a request through a proper channel which will be processed through personnel department and explicit approval of the CMD will be obtained,” the letter read.
“The employee will make a request through a proper channel which will be processed through personnel department and explicit approval of the CMD will be obtained,” Air India Director Amrita Sharan said in a statement.
Air India said action would be initiated against the employees who violates the order.
“It may be noted that any violation of above will be viewed very seriously and appropriate action as per applicable service regulations. Instructions would be taken against those found violating the same.”