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528 posts vacant in DGCA: Minister

Posted on Dec 11, 06:18PM | IBNS

A total of 528 posts are lying vacant against the sanctioned strength of 924 in the country's aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), said Minister of State for Civil Aviation K.C. Venugopal on Tuesday.

In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Venugopal said: "Filling-up of the vacancies is a continuous process and is done in accordance with the laid down procedure."

"It is proposed to create a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to replace the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will have adequate financial and administrative flexibility to meet functional requirements of an effective safety oversight system," he said.

"The CAA would be created through an Act of Parliament. A draft Civil Aviation Authority of India Bill has been prepared," said the minister.