Top DGCA official also drew a salary from Air India


The cash-strapped national carrier Air India paid close to Rs one crore in salary to the chief flight operations inspector (CFOI) of the civil aviation watchdog DGCA in a case of financial misconduct that it would find hard to explain. Captain Atul Chandra too would find it difficult to explain why he quietly drew salaries simultaneously from  two government organisations—Air India and DGCA—in 2017-18.

Chandra was a joint GM in Air India till January 2017, when he joined the DGCA on deputation as the CFOI. In his new role, he headed the Flight Standards Directorate, which issues crucial operating certificates and authorisations to airlines and charter companies.

“The CFOI and other flight operations inspectors are deputed to the DGCA from airlines. To avoid conflict of interest, they are not paid any emoluments from their parent organisations. ,” said a source. Read More

You may also read!

China conducts mock intercontinental ballistic missile strike exercise

China’s Rocket Force, the strategic and tactical missile operator of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), has conducted a simulated

Read More...

Tamil Nadu’s new policy aims for major push to aerospace & defence sector

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday released the new Aerospace and Defence Policy, 2019, which aims to increase the

Read More...

Kartarpur corridor talks: MEA proposes dates for Pakistan delegation visit to work out modalities

New Delhi has proposed two dates to an Islamabad team which is set to visit the Kartarpur corridor and

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu