New Delhi: The man who took on corruption in the aviation sector, Bharat Bhushan, was suddenly removed as the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday. This came a week after his tenure was extended till the end of this year by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
While the reason for his removal has not been specified, sources in the DGCA say that two days ago Bhushan had signed a scathing letter asking for the closure of Kingsfisher Airlines if they don't pay the dues to the employees.
In the past, Bhushan has also voiced dissent against Air India. He believed that airlines with a demotivated workforce is a recipe for disaster.
Bhushan also brought in stringent measures to prevent airlines from compromising on safety matters on account of their financial trouble.
He also brought in computerised pilot licensing exams eradicating middlemen.