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Air India Likely to Ground Over 130 Pilots and 430 Crew Members

MUMBAI: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is likely to ground over 130 pilots and 430 cabin crew members of national carrier Air India for allegedly skipping the mandatory pre and post-flight alcohol test. ( Plus d'info...

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Mike Bogue 11
Note to Self...Don't fly Air India
mister wallace 4
As if one needed this report, which will be ignored by them anyway, as a reason.
Er.A.K. Mittal 2
I wonder if any of the top brass of our Indian Polity cares
They are getting their underhand shares directly deposited in Swiss banks and the like
Bureaucrats are getting their shares in kind and cash.
So who cares ?
And why ?
jbqwik 8
The question that seems obvious to me is how was the "mandatory" testing circumvented? And why did it take so long to discover?
Er.A.K. Mittal 3
Bribe the supervisory system.
In cash AND in kind
False reports are easy to obtain
Like false licences, ground or sea or air transport
Just like business licences or University qualifications
jbqwik 2
Yes, you're probably right. There's uncaring, undisciplined, unscrupulous people everywhere, and as the world population grows these type people find it easier to operate.
Er.A.K. Mittal 3
In my country, a few years ago a senior judge of Anti Corruption Court, Pune, Maharashtra, was caught red handed while accepting bribe for agreeing to grant acquittal to an undertrial
ha ha ha
That's my
Incredible India
(come) Make in India
Beckons my esteemed Prime Minister who never checks the indices related to Doing Business
Paul Smith 1
Gee, that sounds like Chicago.
Er.A.K. Mittal 1
With no malice, during last 100 years or so, the US has become a guiding star , a beacon in all areas of profession.
To what extent the "learners" adopt and adapt , varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
James Simms 6
Here, hold my beer. WATCH THIS!!!!! (Gggg)
Er.A.K. Mittal 5
Our Prime Minister's clarion call to the World
" (come) Make in India"
But how ?
In aircrafts flown by DUI pilots ?
That's another notch of Incredible India
scott8733 3
Can't wait to read what our esteemed colleague, Mr. ER A.K. Mittal has to opine.

Sir, the floor is yours.
Er.A.K. Mittal 6
I am flattered , no end , my friend
Matha Goram 1
"the DGCA is likely to enforce its action in a phased manner, said another source." a le pouvoir judiciaire?
Er.A.K. Mittal 1
Here is a survey report about rating India as a country for foreigners to live and work
`Expats rate India poorly'

yet again

India no country for expats, finds poll

so am I wrong when I criticize my own system ?
Jim Nasby 2
Constructive criticism is the first step to improvement.
Er.A.K. Mittal 1
Backlash of the decision to act legally, the pilots' union has threatened to go on strike. Their 'objections' against legal actions are as illogical as they are "illegal".
Fight law with law not any other way.
Unionism has no place in the realm of Law
Kindly peruse

Union warns of stir if 132 AI pilots grounded

Er.A.K. Mittal 1
Ground them definitely,
But then who will fly the aircrafts when ALL are grounded ?
bpanther 0
Indian pilots will still fly better than most in the world, under ANY circumstances !!
Er.A.K. Mittal 0
Amen !
bpanther 0
Absolutely correct... because they are A-GRADE MEN !!
Er.A.K. Mittal 0
Really ?
bpanther 0
Hunto, totémo hunto...

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mister wallace 10
To which vastly Islamic country do you refer? I'm pretty sure India is a vastly Hindu country, that's why there was Partition!
Martin Haisman 1
About 175 million officially recorded according to the stats. Suppose still a drop in the bucket.
alex hidveghy 4
Yes, it IS a drop in the bucket because no census or atlas refers to India as a "vastly" Islamic country! The majority religion of that country is Hindu; Muslims are the MINORITY, so a little exaggeration on your part....

Having said that, I recall once flying what was known as the Indian Hajj - from 5 different cities to/from Saudi Arabia. It was interesting to say the least and very colorful.

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