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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3010
ANSWERED ON:  03.08.2017
Appointment of Chief Operating Officer by Jet Airways
UDIT RAJ
Will the Minister of



CIVIL AVIATION be pleased to state:-


(a) whether a foreign national has been appointed to the post of Chief Operating Officer by Jet Airways without obtaining security clearance, defying the guidelines issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which has created a threat of leakage of confidential information and jeopardized the security of travellers;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the reaction of the Government thereto?


ANSWER
The Minister of State in the Ministry of CIVIL AVIATION

(Shri Jayant Sinha)

(a): No Madam.

(b) & (c): As per para 4.1.5 of Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) Series ''C'', Part II, Section 3 - Air Transport for Scheduled Air Transport Operations - The positions of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and/or Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and/or Chief Operating Officer, if held by foreign nationals, need to be security cleared from Ministry of Home Affairs before appointment in Company.

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