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DGCA sets up dept to record safety lapses

mumbai Updated: Aug 08, 2011 02:42 IST
Soubhik Mitra

Airlines and airport staff can now fearlessly report incidents related to flights safety to the aviation safety regulator.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) last week set up a department that will record reports on safety hazards without revealing the identity of the person reporting it.

A DGCA circular issued last week said that people are reluctant to report even small errors fearing backlash from their respective employers.

As a result, the regulator has now set up a confidentiality reporting system at its headquarters in Delhi.

People aware of safety lapses can directly approach AK Sharan, joint director general and BS Rai, deputy director general (air safety), who have been deputed by the DGCA.

“The name of person reporting the case would not be entered in the computer,” said a senior DGCA official on condition of anonymity.