A lot is being talked about the latest news regarding the Radio Telephony Exam in India. Today, in this article, we will have a look at the latest news and updates regarding the new update and why people are not liking it?
Who conducts Radio Telephony Exam?
Normally, the WPC wing of the Ministry of Communications of India conducted the Radio Telephony Restricted or RTR (A) exam. WPC stands for Wireless Planning and Coordination. This wing used to hold a series of exams after clearing which, a candidate would have obtained his/her FRTOL License. An FRTOL license is necessary for obtaining Commercial Pilot License (CPL).
In the past, various aviation experts and pilots unions have flagged their voices against the officers who take exams in the WPC wing. These officers are inexperienced, incompetent and corrupt. Many times, corruption marred the process.
Knowing radio language is extremely important when it comes to flight operations. A flight mis-pronounciation can put hundreds of lives in danger.
Handover to DGCA
After pilot unions flagged their voices, Ministry of Communications decided to hand over the job of conducting exams to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). DGCA is the aviation watchdog of India and takes care of flight safety. It was expected that DGCA would soon release advertisements and conduct their first exams, but that is not going to happen.
DGCA has started dissolving the posts of officers who takes exams. In the current situation, it is impossible for them to conduct exams for more than 1 year. As a result of this, WPC will continue to conduct the exams.
Of course, cadet pilots and unions are not happy as after a lot of hard work, they were able to convince the Ministry of Communications that officers at WPC are incompetent to take exams. Now, those same officers will be taking the exams again.
Our only hope lies in DGCA preparing its system and manpower to commence these exams without delay.
Source Credits : ET Infra