During the year 2011-12, 17 pilots were found having obtained licenses on the basis of fake mark sheets/certificates and 19 pilots were found having obtained licenses on the basis of fake flying hours. In recent past two cases were noticed where pilots obtained license on the basis of fake mark sheets/certificates. On the basis of preliminary investigation in the year 2011-12 Crime Branch Delhi had found involvement of three officials of DGCA against whom cases were initiated by Crime Branch.
In cases related to fake mark sheets, licenses of 15 pilots were suspended. In the remaining 2 cases, the trainee pilots were debarred from obtaining Indian license. These cases were handed over to Crime Branch, Delhi.
Cases related to fake flying hours of trainee pilots by Chief Flying Instructor of Rajasthan State Flying School, Jaipur are being investigated by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Rajasthan. Licenses of 19 pilots have been suspended and thereafter suspension of 5 licenses was revoked based on the investigations of ACB, Rajasthan.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Shri Jayant Sinha in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
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