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Tribal students of Jharkhand duped by pilot training institute

Ranchi, Sat, 28 Jan 2012 ANI

Ranchi, Jan 28 (ANI): Thirty tribal students from Jharkhand, have been duped by a pilot training institute.


The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) disqualified the institute after it had reportedly spent 18 lakh rupees training each students.


Raj Kumar, a student of the institute, blamed the administration for mishandling the entire situation.


"It was the entire fault of the administration. We only get orders from them that we have to go for training. Only later, we came to know that the flying club has been shut down on the instructions of the Deputy Commissioner for Central Government inspection," said Kumar, a student.


The students were selected by the Tribal Welfare Department in 2009, and belonged to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, and Other Backward Classes.


Initially, they were sent to an institute in Hyderabad for training. However, within two months, it was discovered that the institute was not eligible to provide training to commercial pilots.


The students were then sent to the 'Sai Flytech Aviation Private Limited' in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, for the pilot-training programme, and after one year, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) disqualified the institute for failing to maintain certain parameters.


Tribal Welfare Department authorities said they were hopeful that the students would not career were not ruined


"It is unfortunate that it has happened twice, and we believe, that such an incident would not be repeated. The students will complete the course soon," said Jharkhand Government's Tribal Welfare Secretary, Rajiv Arun Ekka. (ANI)


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