GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Civil Aviation
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. : 140
TO BE ANSWERED ON 27/07/2010
Officers on Deputation to the Area
140. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of CIVIL AVIATION be pleased to state:
(a) the details of all officer cadres, including members and chairpersons (except Class IV employees/ steno typists and PS/PPS etc.) of Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA)/ Appellate Tribunal since its inception along with names of the Ministry/ Department from which these officers were deputed to the AERA;
(b) the officers who have already left AERA/ Appellate Tribunal, with details of the companies/ Department/ Ministry they joined retired after completing their term with AERA/ Appellate Tribunal; and
(c) the steps Government is taking to ensure that the AERA/ Appellate Tribunal are truly independent from Government?
MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) OF THE MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION
(SHRI PRAFUL PATEL)
(a): The following posts (No. Of the posts given in brackets) have been sanctioned for the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA):
Chairperson (1), Member (2) Secretary (1), Director (2), Deputy Chief (1), Under Secretary (3) and Bench Officer (1). Out of these Chairperson, Members and Secretary of the Authority are statutory posts. The details of posts filled up with the name of the Officer, post, Department/ Ministry and the date of joining are given as under:
(i) Shri Yashwant S. Bhave, Chairperson, IAS (Retd), MH 1972 Cadre joined from 01.08.2009
(ii) Shri M.P. Vijay Kumar, former Executive Director of Air India, joined from 11.03.2010.
(iii) Shri Sandeep Prakash, IRS (C & CE: 1990), joined from 15.05.2009 on deputation basis.
(iv) Dr. Reena Sethi, Deputy Chief, Department of Personal & Training, joined from 17.05.2010 on deputation basis.
The following posts (no. Of posts given in bracket) have been sanctioned for Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Appellate Tribunal (AERAAT): Chairperson (1) and Member (2)
In accordance with Section 19 (1) of the AERA Act, 2008, Central Government have appointed Dr. Justice Arijit Pasayat, Chairman, Competition Appellate Tribunal as Chairman and Shri Rahul SArin & Ms. Pravin Tripathi, Members, Competition Appellate Tribunal as Members of the Appellate Tribunal w.e.f. 03.06.2010 on additional assignment basis.
(b) No officer, who has been appointed in the AERA/ Appellate Tribunal, has so far left the AERA/ Appellate Tribunal.
(c) AERA/ Appellate Tribunal has been established through enactment of the AERA Act, 2008. These are separate independent regulatory entities empowered under the act. The functions and powers of AERA/ Appellate Tribunal have been defined in the said Act.