Arun Mishra to be new DGCA

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on July 17, 2012 Published on July 17, 2012

The Government on Monday cleared the name of Mr Arun Mishra for the post of Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). He will replace Mr E. K. Bharat Bhusan who was unceremoniously removed from the DGCA within a week of getting an extension till December this year.

“On Monday, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the name of 1986 batch West Bengal Cadre IAS officer, Mr Mishra.

Formal notification is expected soon,” sources said. Mr Mishra has just come back from Montreal after completing his term as India’s Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Earlier, Mr Mishra served as the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Though his name for DGCA was proposed earlier, there was no No Objection Certificate from his home cadre. This delayed his being appointed to the post earlier.

Mr Mishra takes over at a time when the entire aviation industry is in deep trouble. Barring one, all airlines have reported losses and the demand along with traffic growth has turned negative.

However, industry watchers feel that his long years of experience both in India and abroad will help Mr Mishra take key initiatives to revive the industry.


Published on July 17, 2012
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