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Govt extends DGCA’s tenure again
The Financial Express, Monday, September 01, 2008
Just when Kanu Gohain thought that he had finally been allowed to retire as the director general of civil aviation (DGCA) after the ministry settled on Nassim Zaidi as his replacement, the government has again extended his term by another three months. He has already got two extensions of six months each, the last of which expired on Sunday, after superannuating last year.
The extensions were given in order to give the ministry of civil aviation and the department of personnel and training ample time to find a candidate with suitable qualifications to fill the post. “This was harder than expected as very few who applied were qualified enough and those who are did not apply. They preferred private sector jobs that to be at the helm of the country’s aviation regulator,” a ministry official said.