As more and more airplanes take to the skies in India, the group responsible for making sure everything runs smoothly, the DGCA, needs a lot of capable people to help. The DGCA is like a guardian for air travel, making sure it's safe and works well. With many new airplanes expected to join the fleet, the DGCA wants to make sure they have enough skilled people to do their job properly. This way, they can continue to keep air travel safe and running smoothly, even with all the growth happening.
The DGCA wants to hire 1,000 new workers by the year 2030. They're thinking ahead and planning carefully because they know that India's airplane fleet is getting bigger really quickly.
“The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has set a target to increase its technical staff count by 1,000 employees by 2030, to 1,600-1,700, from its current strength of nearly 650 people .”
India is projected to add 100 aircraft annually as airlines look to expand business. The country is already approaching pre-pandemic levels, with millions taking to the skies every month. The DGCA needs more staff to bolster its surveillance capabilities and maintain a good safety record in the country, as the skies will only get busier in the coming years.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is the regulatory body in the field of Civil Aviation, primarily dealing with safety issues. It is responsible for regulation of air transport services to/from/within India and for enforcement of civil air regulations, air safety, and airworthiness standards.