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B S Bhullar appointed Chief of Directorate General of Civil Aviation

Dec 6, 2016 08:30 IST

B.S. BhullarSenior IAS officer B.S. Bhullar on 5 December 2016 was appointed the Chief of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

At present, Bhullar, a 1986-batch IAS officer, is working as an Additional Secretary in Civil Aviation Ministry. He was also holding the additional charge of the DGCA.

The post of the Chief of DGCA was lying vacant for over four months after M Sathiyavathy, a 1982-batch IAS officer of the union territories cadre, was named as new Union Labour Secretary in July 2016. She was the first woman chief of the aviation regulator.

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About Directorate General of Civil Aviation

  • The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is the Indian governmental regulatory body for civil aviation under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
  • It investigates aviation accidents and incidents.
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi.
  • Lately, the Indian government has been planning to replace the organisation with a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The CAA is said to be modelled on the lines of the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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