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Government of India
Ministry of Civil Aviation
28-August-2012 18:20 IST
Safety Audit by ICAO
ICAO would be conducting an ICAO Coordinated Validation Mission (ICVM) of India to assess and validate the corrective actions taken by India on the findings and recommendations of the audit of India conducted by ICAO in October, 2006.

The audit of October, 2006 resulted in 70 findings and recommendations in the areas of legislation, organization, operations, airworthiness, licensing, aerodromes, air navigation services and accident investigation. The main areas of concern related to shortage of manpower in DGCA, lack of regulation of air navigation services in India, independence of aircraft accident/incident investigation and enforcement of aviation regulations. A majority of the findings and recommendations have been implemented. Though there is a shortage of manpower in the DGCA, it is functioning effectively by engaging/hiring the consultants and technical inspectors on secondment etc.

This information was given by the Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Ajit Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.