Second Air India pilot found with fake documents

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 16, 2011

After suspending Captain J.K. Verma, Air India has de-rostered another pilot on charges of forged certificates of class 10 examinations to show that he met the minimum age limit to become a pilot.

The pilot, identified as Mr Arjun Giare, “has been taken off duty pending enquiry” and he won't be flying as of now.

The de-rostering of Mr Giare came after the Civil Aviation Minister, Mr Vayalar Ravi, on Tuesday informed Parliament that he had asked Directorate General of Civil Aviation to examine all the licences issued in the past.Till date, about 4,500 Airline Transport Pilot Licences (ATPLs) have been issued.

The Minister had also proposed to set up an expert committee in the Ministry to examine the current examination system and the need for introducing e-technology and new procedures.

The committee will also try to evolve an effective system of cross-verification of documents filed by candidates for various licences in DGCA.

Published on March 16, 2011

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