At least 25 out of total 40 Nepali pilots employed by the state-run Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) have tendered their resignation with a three-month notice.

Permanent pilots handed in their signed resignation citing irregularities within the management in terms of tax deduction and comparative differences in the pay scale of Expat pilots and Nepali Pilots.

They had written an en mass resignation letter to NAC executive chairman last week.

According to the pilots, they were not happy with the unfair treatment meted out to them in comparison to NAC’s expat pilots or pilots on contract basis.

“The management knows that remuneration offered by Nepal Airline for its pilots is least compared to any private- domestic or international airline in Nepal. Despite this fact, and without any notice, NAC management is deducting a certain amount from our monthly salary besides applicable tax,” read the notice of resignation submitted to the NAC management.

The permanent pilots have also said that they are humiliated after the NAC management hired expat pilots providing handsome salary, perks and benefits while ignoring the home-based pilots.