Wednesday, October 12, 2016

First Time: DGCA chief to be selected via interview

New Delhi: In a break from the past, the Modi government has decided to interview candidates to fill the position of Director General in the country’s aviation regulator.

This is the first time the government will use the interview process to select a chief for the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), said an aviation ministry official, who did not want to be identified. All four joint DGs in the DGCA have been called for an interview on Thursday.

“However, interviewing joint DGs does not guarantee that the government would select someone as DG from within the organisation,” the official said. Previously, DGs were selected based on their eligibility and credentials – they were shortlisted from a bunch of resumes, the official said.
The DGCA, which is India’s aviation regulator, hasn’t had a full-time head since August, when M Sathiyavathy left after she was appointed as OSD to the Ministry of Labour & Employment. Currently, BS Bhullar, additional secretary in the aviation ministry, heads it as an additional charge.
12/10/16 Mihir Mishra/Economic Times
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