Aviation regulator DGCA was considering launching disciplinary proceedings against Captain Anil Gill on alleged corruption charges, as per an official order.
On Wednesday, the Central government took immediate action, suspending DGCA Director Captain Anil Gill over corruption allegations.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia emphasized a policy of zero tolerance towards malpractices, affirming that any such issues would be addressed with the strictest measures in accordance with the law.
The suspension was executed under Section 10 of central civil services rules, granting the appointing authority the power to suspend a government official when disciplinary proceedings are contemplated or pending. A preliminary inquiry into the corruption allegations against Gill was recently concluded, with the report submitted to the Civil Aviation Ministry.
Currently holding the position of director in the Directorate of Aerosports at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Gill is required to remain in the national capital during the period of suspension.
The preliminary inquiry adhered to Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) norms. The corruption allegations reportedly revolve around Gill’s tenure at the DGCA department responsible for managing flying training organizations.
In response to the situation, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia reiterated the commitment to a zero-tolerance approach towards malpractices and emphasized that any such issues would be addressed with the strictest measures in accordance with the law.
In light of the corruption allegations, DGCA has initiated a reshuffle of duties for various officials, transferring them to different centers.