Weekend reports noted that a section of Air India pilots, who compared their condition with those of Kingfisher employees, had sought Mr Singh's intervention in resolving their grievances related to due salaries and allowances.
In a letter to Mr Singh, the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), the representative body of Air India pilots, termed the suicide by the wife of a Kingfisher employee as "unfortunate" and said that "matters at Air India was not too different from Kingfisher Airlines", according to the earlier reports.
"Our salaries and flying allowances, too, are pending for months and the uncertainty regarding the schedule of payments has become unbearable," ICPA general secretary Captain T Praveen Keerthi reportedly said. "An unsatisfied employee cannot keep up efficiency for long as his financial worries take over his thought process. A stressed pilot is a potential disaster in waiting."
An Air India engineer too had committed suicide last year due to financial worries, the letter reportedly noted.