Airports authority staff join e-revolution

Computer fundamental training being giving to air company employees

GN Bureau | October 5, 2015


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The Airports Authority of India (AAI), a miniratna (category-I) public Sector Enterprise entered in to an agreement with NIIT on 29.09.2015 to impart MS Office and computer fundamental training to its employees.

The agreement was signed by Rajiv Goel, executive director (training), AAI and Shivan Bhargava, sroup president-skills & careers group, NIIT Ltd in the presence of Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), AAI.

Aggarwal emphasized in his address the need for upgradation of computer skills of the AAI employees for successful implementation of e-Governance initiatives and a beginning towards digital literacy as part of Digital India campaign.

He further stated that the focus of AAI management is to provide competency based training to its employees to ensure quality services to its stakeholders Goel added that the training will be imparted to the group A, B & C category of employees to make them computer savvy to have better efficiency / productivity at workplace. The training would be instructor-led in a classroom mode in a batch size of 20 participants. NIIT will provide training in the methodology of 50% concepts/theory sessions and 50% practical. The trainings will be conducted by M/s NIIT at their centre’s with provision of all logistics in the same city of AAI airports or location finalized by AAI.

Speaking on this significant partnership, Shivan Bhargava, Group President-Skills & Careers Group, NIIT Ltd. said, “We live in a digital age and it is imperative for every individual to have basic knowledge of computers and internet to be able to function and service customers better. We will therefore help improve the computer competency of the employees of AAI and make them technologically aware and internet savvy. We are delighted to join hands with Airports Authority of India (AAI) and will continue to work towards creating a technologically aware society.”

Dutta is AAI's navigation services member

Meanwhile, A K Dutta, has taken over the charge of Member (air navigation services) on the board of AAI.  Prior to his appointment as member, he has served in AAI in various capacities, as executive director (air traffic management), general manager (air traffic services), senior instructor in the civil aviation training college (CATC), air traffic controller in international ATC centres and aerodrome Incharge at major airports.

He has been mainly responsible for implementation programme of air traffic flow management, management of air traffic services, development of aeronautical survey and cartography cell. He has played a key role in the formation of the informal group of Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean (BOBASIO) states to ensure the harmonization among Asia Pacific states. He was also responsible for the establishment of research and development wing of air navigation services. One of his main contributions has been in the formulation of air navigation strategic plan 2020 for India.

During his tenure at CATC Allahabad, he established the state-of-the-art surveillance simulator and delivered multiple ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) TRAINAIR courses in air traffic management.

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