New Delhi: Shocked over the rising cases of fake pilots, the government has decided to form a committee to review the present pattern of their entrance examination.

Minister for Civil Aviation Vayalar Ravi in Rajya Sabha said that the committee will see whether e-technology could be used in the entrance examinations of pilots.

He stressed on the need of new procedures for test and cross-verification of authenticity of candidates so that such cases do not happen again.

Delhi Police's Crime Branch had on March 8 arrested Parminder Kaur Gulati (38), a suspended pilot of Indigo, for allegedly obtaining the mandatory Airlines Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) using on forged documents.

Following the incident, the DGCA started investigating the licences issued during the past one year and spotted forged documents of Air India captain JK Verma, Indigo captain Minakshi Singhal and MDLR captain Swarn Singh Talwar.

Apart from written examination, the candidates have to show experience of flying for 1500 hours in order to get ATPL.

JPN/Bureau