According to a Financial Express report, of the 3,250 sanctioned posts, about 840 posts in the Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) wing of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), state-run airport operator and navigational service provider, are lying vacant. Lack of adequate manpower is raising major air safety risk, according to an outfit representing AAI employees.
The report said that the CNS Officer’s Guild, in a September 17 letter, appealed to the AAI Board to remove this crisis of manpower shortage in the organisation.The Guild says there is a need for around 1,200 additional personnel. However, AAI Board has turned down the proposal for creation of ’Interim’ additional manpower for CNS discipline, saying that already 840 posts were lying vacant, Subit Kobiraj, General Secretary the Guild, said.
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