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Never gave assurance to Parliament about providing jobs to Jet Airways employees: Puri

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has clarified that he did not give any assurance regarding employment of Jet Airways employees during Parliament proceedings in July. The minister was replying to an allegation by AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh who on November 27 said in the House that Puri had assured Parliament no employee of Jet Airways would lose job and would be adjusted in other companies . According to Singh, the minister had also said that a website having details of the employees was being launched for that purpose. Jet Airways had shut down its operations on April 17 as it had run out of funds. On December 2, Puri wrote a letter to Singh, stating, I am writing with reference to the issue of employment of Jet Airways staff raised by you in Rajya Sabha on November 27, 2019. Citing his statement given on the floor of the House in July, Puri in the letter said, At no point during the proceedings of the House in July 2019 did I give an assurance. In fact, I ...

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