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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Civil Aviation
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1096 ANSWERED ON DECEMBER 4, 2012
QUESTION Irregularities in Flying Schools
1096. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of CIVIL AVIATION be pleased to state:
(a) whether an investigation by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has found several flying schools across the country indulging in an elaborate fraud by posing as no-profit-no-loss organisation to avoid paying the full fee for operations to Government;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) the action taken by Government against the concerned officials?
ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION (SHRI K.C. VENUGOPAL)
(a) to (c) : An investigation report was submitted by the Chief Vigilance Officer in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) regarding alleged irregularities in various flying schools. Based on this report CVC directed this Ministry to fix responsibility of officials of DGCA and Airports Authority of India (AAI) in the matter. The observations of the CVC in the matter were examined and it was decided to suspend three officials of DGCA viz., S/Shri A.K.Sharan, Praveen Kumar and D.S.Sada alleged to have been involved in preparation of the list of flying schools; and to initiate major disciplinary proceedings against the three officials. Accordingly, the above mentioned three officers were placed under suspension. Ministry has proposed further investigation in this matter which has been approved by CVC. Further investigation will be completed in six months.