Friday, May 21, 2021

Facing shortage, DGCA to take in safety inspectors from Airports Authority of India on deputation

Chandigarh: To meet the shortfall of specialized staff required for carrying out safety oversight functions in the civil aviation sector, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has decided to employ additional inspectors from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on a secondment basis.

DGCA is responsible for ensuring that Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) services and Air Traffic Management (ATM) services provided by the AAI are following the specified Civil Aviation Requirements.

For this DGCA carries out regular surveillance and audits.

“The Air Space and Air Navigation Services Standards Directorate in DGCA, which is presently assigned this responsibility, is not adequately staffed to carry out the desired level of oversight functions,” a memorandum issued by the DGCA this month states.

“In order to augment the specialized manpower, it has been decided, as an interim measure, to utilize the services of the trained manpower available with the Airports Authority of India for the purpose of carrying out the oversight functions in an effective manner,” the memorandum adds.

21/05/21 Vijay Mohan/Tribune

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