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B S Bhullar appointed Chief of Directorate General of Civil Aviation

Senior IAS officer B.S. Bhullar on 5 December 2016 was appointed the Chief of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
●    At present, Bhullar, a 1986-batch IAS officer, is working as an Additional Secretary in Civil Aviation Ministry. He was also holding the additional charge of the DGCA.
●    The post of the Chief of DGCA was lying vacant for over four months after M Sathiyavathy, a 1982-batch IAS officer of the union territories cadre, was named as new Union Labour Secretary in July 2016. She was the first woman chief of the aviation regulator.
●    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is the Indian governmental regulatory body for civil aviation under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
●    It investigates aviation accidents and incidents.
●    It is headquartered in New Delhi.
●    Lately, the Indian government has been planning to replace the organisation with a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). 
●    The CAA is said to be modelled on the lines of the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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