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6 months to one year: DGCA plans to double notice period of pilots

If DGCA has its way, commanders will have to serve a notice period of one year before resigning

Arindam Majumder & Aneesh Phadnis  |  New Delhi 

Pilots in India may soon need to serve a notice of one year if they resign from their current job. Indian aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has revived a year-old proposal of reviewing its over a decade-old rule of having six months' notice period for pilots.  In a draft proposal, which has created furore among the pilot community, the regulator has sought to make it mandatory for commanders to serve a notice period of one year and six months in the case of the first officer. Currently, pilots have to serve a six-month period upon leaving ...

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 01:15 IST
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