Chief civil aviation bureaucrat gets another extension

September 1st, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The tenure of Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Kanu Gohain has been extended by three more months from Monday.Gohain, who was already on a two-month extension that ended Aug 31, was given the additional extension on the recommendation of Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, a DGCA official said.

Gohain had retired in June but was asked to continue to facilitate the appointment of and succession by Naseem Ahmad Zaidi, India’s representative at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the official added.

Zaidi’s nomination as DGCA chief is subject to the approval by the Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet.

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