Government in the process of increasing the strength of ATCOS

for Ministry of Civil Aviation | Date - 23-02-2006

Lok Sabha

To overcome the shortage of Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCOs), The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has recently selected 88 candidates for the post of Junior Executive(ATC) and have deputed them for training to the Civil Aviation Training Centre(CABC), Allahabad. The first batch of these officers started training in April 2005 and the last batch in January 2006. The AAI is in the process for filling up 88 more posts of Junior Executive(ATC). This information was given to the Parliament today, by Shri Praful pate, Minister for Civil Aviation,.

The inducted batch of ATCOs after completing their statutory training will undergo on the job training before being inducted for regular independent operations.

The AAI has a sanctioned strength of 1753 persons in all categories of the Air Traffic Controllers (ATC Discipline). However, the actual persons in position are 1313.

However, the Government has stated that inspite of constraints in filling up the vacancies there is no compromise on aviation safety. The ATC services in the country are provided as per International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) norms and guidelines.

(Release ID :15790)

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