A Jet Airways (India) Ltd. aircraft takes off at Mumbai Airport. (Photographer: Santosh Verma/Bloomberg News)

Registrar Of Companies Receives Complaint Against Jet Airways, Seeks Response

Jet Airways (India) Ltd., which is grappling with financial woes, today said it has received a communication from the Registrar of Companies following receipt of a compliant.

Without providing specific details about the communication or the complaint, the loss-making airline said it was taking necessary steps to provide the responses to the registrar, which comes under the corporate affairs ministry.

On Aug. 27, the full-service carrier reported a net loss of Rs 1,323 crore for the three months ended June.

Earlier this week, a senior official said the ministry has sought details about certain issues from the airline, which is also under the regulatory scanner for postponing its results for the quarter ended June.

To a query on whether the airline has received a communication from the registrar regarding certain financial matters, an airline spokesperson replied in the affirmative.

"The company has received communication from the office of Registrar of Companies seeking response to a compliant received by their office,” the spokesperson said. “The company is taking necessary steps to submit its responses in this regard."

Jet Airways board, on Aug. 9, deferred announcement of unaudited financial results for the June quarter and the same was announced on Aug. 27. The airline is working on ways to reduce costs.

On Aug. 27, Jet Airways said it would monetise loyalty programme JetPrivilege and wet-lease some of its small aircraft to mobilise urgent working capital.

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Against the backdrop of its second back-to-back quarterly loss, the airline has announced a turnaround plan, which includes a capital infusion by selling a stake in JetPrivilege, and a massive cost cutting to save around Rs 2,000 crore over the next two years.

Cost cutting covers various areas of operations such as maintenance, sales and distribution costs, fuel bill, reducing debt to save on interest and enhancing manpower productivity with special focus on the crew, the airline said on Aug. 27.

Earlier today, the airline informed stock exchanges that it has not received any communication till date from the Income Tax department amid reports of the department probing a land deal.