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AAI recommends privatization of 6 more airports

With the government slightly in doldrums how to perk up economy of the country, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has recommended the government to privatizing six airports -- Amritsar, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Indore, Raipur and Trichy.

This recommendation comes in the wake when the central government has already privatised airports like Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mangaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, and Guwahati for operation, management and development through PPP model in February 2019.

The call was taken by the AAI in its board meeting on September 5. Once the board took this decision, the recommendation was sent to the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The AAI, which works under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, owns and manages more than 100 airports across the country.

In February this year, in the first round of airport privatisation, the Adani Group bagged contract for all six airports by winning the bids with huge margins. The AAI had chosen the winner on the basis of the "per-passenger fee" offered by the bidders.

02 Dec 2019
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CVO, AAI: Bhatti’s tenure extended

The central deputation tenure of R S Bhatti (BH:1990:IPS) was on Tuesday extended for a period ending 31.01.2019 w.e.f. 21.10.2019. Presently, he is CVO, Airports Authority of India. 

28 Nov 2019
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AAI recommends privatization of 6 more airports

By IndianMandarins 02 Dec 2019

With the government slightly in doldrums how to perk up economy of the country, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has recommended the government to privatizing six airports -- Amritsar, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Indore, Raipur and Trichy.

This recommendation comes in the wake when the central government has already privatised airports like Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mangaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, and Guwahati for operation, management and development through PPP model in February 2019.

The call was taken by the AAI in its board meeting on September 5. Once the board took this decision, the recommendation was sent to the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The AAI, which works under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, owns and manages more than 100 airports across the country.

In February this year, in the first round of airport privatisation, the Adani Group bagged contract for all six airports by winning the bids with huge margins. The AAI had chosen the winner on the basis of the "per-passenger fee" offered by the bidders.

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CVO, AAI: Bhatti’s tenure extended

By IndianMandarins 28 Nov 2019

The central deputation tenure of R S Bhatti (BH:1990:IPS) was on Tuesday extended for a period ending 31.01.2019 w.e.f. 21.10.2019. Presently, he is CVO, Airports Authority of India. 

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AAI: Arvind Singh takes over as chairman

By IndianMandarins 08 Nov 2019

Arvind Singh (IAS:1988:MH) has taken charge as the Chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The AAI, under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, owns and manages more than 100 airports across the country. Prior to his appointment at Centre Singh served as Additional Chief Secretary (Energy) of Maharashtra government. He also worked as CMD of Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd and Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Ltd. In his new assignment as the Chairman of the AAI, Singh will lead efforts to achieve AAI’s organisational goals of providing world-class airport infrastructure,top-of-the-line facilities and leading air navigation services in the world.

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Privatisation drive: Govt to privatise 6 more airports

By IndianMandarins 28 Oct 2019

It is not only railways that are under privatization drive, the NaMo Government has also decided to privatise six more airports in the country. They included – Bhubaneswar, Indore, Trichy, Amritsar, Raipur and Varanasi by January 2020.

A draft cabinet note in this regard proposing to put up airports for sale has been circulated and the Cabinet is likely to approve it by the first week of December. The board of AAI has approved the proposal and sent the proposal to Union finance ministry. But prior to everything, this will be put up for approval after the go-ahead from law ministry.

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Posting of 1991 batch of IAS begins, major reshuffle in Additional Secretary level effected

By IndianMandarins 23 Oct 2019

As Indianmandarins had reported first early morning today the NaMo administration on Wednesday cleared the appointment and reshuffle of Additional Secretary level posts. Several 1991 batch IAS officers were posted as Additional Secretary in Govt of India and various others were elevated (In-situ) from Joint Secretary to Additional Secretary rank. They are:

  1. Amit Yadav (IAS:1991:UT) appointed as DG, Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. Presently, he is JS  Department of Telecom.
  2. Rakesh Sarwal (IAS:1988:TR) appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education. Presently, he is  Additional Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries. He replaces Sukhbir Singh Sandhu on his appointment as Chairman, NHAI.
  3. Sukhbir Singh Sandhu (IAS:1988:UK) appointed as Chairman, National Highways Authority of India. Presently, he is Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education.
  4. Ms. T. Rajeshwari (ISS:1985) appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. Presently, she is Additional Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  5. Arvlnd Singh (IAS:1988:MH), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Chairman, Airports Authority of India.
  6. Ashish Upadhyay (IAS:1989:MP) appointed as AS&FA in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power. Presently, he is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal.
  7. K Sanjay Murthy (IAS:1989:HP) appointed as CEO & MD of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation, Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Presently he is Additional Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  8. Keshav Kumar Pathak (IAS:1990:BH), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Managing Director, National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (MD, NHIDCL).  
  9. Ganji Kamala V Rao (IAS:1990:KL), presently in the Cadre, appointed as CMD,  India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (MD, ITDC).
  10. K Moses Chalai (IAS:1990:MN) appointed as Secretary, North Eastern Council Secretariat (Ministry of DONER). Presently, he is Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  11. S Gopalakrishnan (IAS:1991:TN) appointed (In-situ) as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Presently, he is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT.
  12. Pramod Kumar Tiwari (IAS:1991:AM) appointed as DG, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the rank & pay of Additional Secretary. Presently, he is JS Department of Food and PD.
  13. Ms. Debashri Mukherjee (IAS:1991:UT), JS in PMO, appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
  14. Ms Rachna Shah (IAS:1991:KL) appointed as Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat vice Rajesh Bhushan (IAS:1987:BH) who was yesterday appointed Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat.
  15. B Srinivas (IAS:1991:KL) appointed as MD, National Horticulture Board, Department of Agriculture in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  16. Satya Brata Sahu (IAS:1991:OR) appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development. Presently he is Director (JS level), NHIDCL.
  17. Vijayendra (IAS:1991:AM) appointed as CMD (AS level), National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. Presently, he is JS, Department of Defence Production.

The ACC has also approved upgradation of the following officers of 1991 batch on in-situ basis to the level of Additional Secretary (GoI) as a measure personal to them, by temporarily upgrading the posts held by them:

  1. Kamran Rizvi (IAS:1991:UP), JS , Department of Rural Development as Additional Secretary, Department of Rural Development.
  2. G Asok Kumar (IAS:1991:TG), Mission Director, National Water Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti in-stu elevated in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  3. V Thiruppugazh (IAS:1991:GJ), Advisor, National Disaster Management Authority elevated (In-situ) in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  4. Anil Malik (IAS:1991:HY), JS MHA as as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs.
  5. Ms. Vandana Gurnani (IAS:1991:KN), Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare as Additional Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare.
  6. Rajit Punhani (IAS:1991:BH), Chief Vigilance Officer, National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd in the rank & pay of Additional Secretary.
  7. Jan E Alam (IAS:1991:NL) Joint Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Ministry of Minority Affairs.
  8. Abhilaksh Likhi (IAS:1991:HY), Joint Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare as Additional Secretary, Department of Agriculture.
  9. Manish Kumar Gupta (IAS:1991:UT), Principal Commissioner, Delhi Development Authority in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.

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AAI hosts Annual Conference of top executives

By IndianMandarins 26 Jul 2019

New Delhi: The second edition of two-day Annual Conference of Top AAI executives was on Thursday inaugurated by AAI Chairman Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra (IAS). It aimed at apprising the senior leaders of current business scenario and strategies to achieve corporate plan, vision and mission.

While addressing the conference Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR) underlined the reforms and changes in Civil Aviation Industry which has projected AAI on a rapid growth trajectory.

The theme for this year’s conference was “Sustainability for Future Operations, in Financial, Operational and Environmental Domains”.

Dr Mohapatra in his keynote address appreciated the performances of Functional heads and Airport heads in improving airport infrastructure and passenger facilities. He also applauded the ongoing sustainability initiatives at airports and encouraged participants to learn from each other’s experiences. In wake of rising air traffic in the country and development of new airports, he encouraged participants to think of newer ways to implement sustainability initiatives, reduce wasteful expenditure, introduce digital transformation and make flying safer for all.

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AAI: Member (HR) given extension

By IndianMandarins 19 Jul 2019

The NaMo administration on Thursday extended the tenure of Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR) Airports Authority of India for a period ending 28.02.2023 i.e. till his superannuation. His tenure was supposed to end on 01.12.2019.  

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AAI: Alex takes charge as ED (ATM)

By IndianMandarins 17 Jul 2019

J P Alex on Tuesday took charge as Executive Director (Air Traffic Management) at Corporate Headquarters of Airports Authority of India. Prior to this worked as as Executive Director (Operations). Alex joined Civil Aviation Sector in 1985.

 

He brings with him a vast and varied experience, spanning three decades, especifically in the areas of Air Navigation Services, Air Traffic Management, Aerodrome Design and Planning, Airport Management, Strategic Initiative Unit, Consultancy and Coordination and Airports Operations. 

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