Aviation Ministry Plans Workforce Expansion In DGCA, AERA And AAI

The ministry of civil aviation created up to 416 new roles in DCGA, 10 new posts in AERA and 456 ATCO roles


The Ministry of Civil Aviation said that it has created up to 416 new roles within the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

According to the ministry’s statement, the new positions demonstrate the DGCA's commitment to ensuring aviation safety by employing a highly skilled workforce, which includes aircraft/aeronautical engineers, pilots and air traffic controllers who oversee and regulate various aspects of the aviation sector.

According to the press release, 114 of the 416 new positions created in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have already been filled.

Furthermore, with the active participation of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) has created 10 new posts to streamline its operating functions.

Five of the 10 posts have already been filled, and the remaining slots are likely to be filled soon. Furthermore, there were 27 vacancies in existing posts, 24 of which were filled, with three currently in the hiring process.

Meanwhile, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is responding to rising demand for air travel by creating additional Air Traffic Controller (ATCO) positions and launching recruitment and training activities.

796 extra ATCO roles were established in two parts, with 340 introduced in May 2022 and 456 in April 2023. The official further stated that efforts are being made to fill these ATCO posts in order to improve air travel services.

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