GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1898
TO BE ANSWERED ON 18th August, 2011
VACANT POSTS OF DGCA
1898. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of CIVIL AVIATION be pleased to state:-
(a) Whether it is a fact that about 70 per cent posts are vacant in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA);
(b) If so, the reason therefor; and
(c) By when the DGCA intends to fill these posts?
MINISTER OF OVERSEAS INDIAN AFFAIRS & MINISTER OF CIVIL AVAIATION
(SHRI VAYALAR RAVI)
(a), (b) & (c):- The government has created 427 additional Group “A” posts in various Directorates of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in May, 2009. Filling up of newly created posts involves framing/revision of Recruitment Rules, consultation of Department of Personnel & Training, Union Public Service Commission after adhering to all procedures. Due to the same, filling up of posts takes time. Out of 597 sanctioned posts in Group ‘A’, 142 have been filled up on regular basis. Apart from this 96 posts have been filled up by the consultants on short term contract basis and another 39 on secondment basis. In Group ‘B’ out of 31 sanctioned posts, 14 are occupied. In Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ out of 369 sanctioned posts, 269 are occupied on regular basis. As per the Phasing Plan approved by Department of Expenditure, the posts are required to be filled by 30.04.2012. Ministry has taken up the matter with UPSC for expeditious finalization of recruitment.