In order to strengthen its safety oversight function, the Ministry of Civil Aviation will increase the number of safety-related posts in the Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (DGCA).
“In order to strengthen the security of the aviation services, it has been decided to increase the security-related posts in DGCA as ensuring safe air operations is of utmost importance to the Ministry of Civil Aviation,” said Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia in the official statement. Twitter handle on Tuesday.
Recently, Rajya Sabha member Priyanka Chaturvedi, in a letter to the Minister of Civil Aviation on Oct. 14, pointed out a smoking incident in the cabin of a flight and requested the necessary measures to ensure that airlines maintain the highest level of safety standards.
On October 12, SpiceJet’s Bombardier Q400 aircraft operating its flight to Hyderabad from Goa made an emergency landing in Hyderabad after the cabin filled with smoke.
The minister had said in a statement in response to Rajya Sabha member’s letter: “DGCA’s comments were immediately forwarded to SpiceJet for rectification. DGCA is closely monitoring the situation and will take all appropriate measures to address any untoward incident. to prevent. ”
The minister’s letter also stated: “The Ministry and DGCA attach the utmost importance to the safety of aviation activities and have taken several proactive measures to improve the safety of aviation activities and minimize air incidents.”
“You would appreciate that under the annual surveillance plan for Spicejet, surveillance inspections have increased to 47 in 2022-23 from 33 in 2019-20. In addition, a total of 155 surveillance inspections were performed on aircraft in 2019-20. In the year 2022-23, 202 surveillance inspections have been carried out so far,” the minister said in his letter.
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