Once the proposed Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is constituted, one of the first things it is to do is to recruit people at market rates for use in regulatory purposes. Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Mishra said the CAA should begin functioning towards the latter half of the year with initial support from the Finance Ministry and thereafter through fees collected from airlines operators that is currently deposited into the Consolidated Fund of India.
Mishra said that the CAA will be headed by a chairperson, who will receive support from the Director-General (DG) and seven to nine members. These officials will be appointed by the Central government on the recommendation of a selection committee.
The authority will have full financial autonomy and a separate fundÂ—Civil Aviation Authority of India FundÂ—will be used for all expenses including salaries.