ICPA moves Delhi HC on Ajitís flying hour order
- Naxals attack CRPF convoy in Chhattisgarh, 20 jawans feared dead
- Election Live: Rahul Gandhi addresses rally on Narendra Modi's turf
- Missing Malaysia Airlines: âFakeâ passports mystery deepens
- Arvind Kejriwal accused of influencing TV interview
- Dalit teen canât pay to cheat in exam, immolates himself
The controversy over Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh's order to Air India pilots and cabin crew to put in more flying hours reached the Delhi High Court on Monday with the court asking the pilots' union to give details of the "drastic" changes in flight duty time limitations (FDTL).
Justice Suresh Kait also asked the Indian Commercial Pilots' Association (ICPA) to file an additional affidavit with detailed information on changes made by Air India in the FDTL in pursuance of Singh's order. The court would now hear the matter on October 5.
The ICPA, in its plea, has sought setting aside the minister's order asking the national carrier to "immediately implement" the guidelines of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which asked pilots and cabin crew to put in more flying hours.
"The pilots are not taxi drivers who can be asked to go to Gurgaon from Delhi after a long drive just to optimise the use of the workforce," said ICPA counsel Mukul Rohatgi.
- Eight held for ‘attacking’ Dalit wedding procession in Sabarkantha
- 90 airports on alert to check movement of cash ahead of elections
- Notices to 23 hospitals for withdrawing facility
- Sindhis threaten to move HC if Sindhu Sagar not cleaned
- In Mumbai, teacher’s love story with student ends in her arrest
- Govt dismisses AAP allegations
- AAP workers stage protest outside Kejriwal’s residence over ticket distribution
- BJP boycotts NDTV over news gaffe | The Indian Express
- Out of the promised 50,000 homes for the poor, not even 50 constructed in Gujarat by BJP: Kejriwal
- Kejriwal Gujarat tour: The unfamiliar politician | The Indian Express