New Delhi: To meet shortage of officers in Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) wing, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) will recruit 200 junior executives, the government on Thursday said.

"The actual strength of Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) at present is 2,191 against the sanctioned strength of 2,417...The AAI has initiated necessary steps for recruitment of 200 junior executive in the ATC discipline," Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh told Rajya Sabha in reply to a question.

In reply to another query, he said, "The ministry of Civil Aviation has accepted recommendation of M/S KPMG for hiving off Air Navigation Services as a separate entity."

KPMG had been engaged to conduct pre feasibility study for corporatisation of AAI's air navigation services, Singh said.

(Agencies)

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