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870 Air Traffic Controllers posts are vacant: MoS VK Singh in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: As many as 870 posts of Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) are vacant, Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation General V K Singh (Retd) told the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

“There is no backlog in filling vacancies of ATCOs. To meet the manpower requirements of ATCOs, an additional 796 ATCO positions have been created since 2022. Vacant posts of ATCOs are filled through direct recruitment examination as well as internally through departmental examination,” said the minister in a written reply.

“The direct recruitment process to fill up 400 posts of Junior Executive (ATC) has been completed and the selected candidates are currently undergoing training at three training institutes,” Singh said.
Apart from this, he said the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has initiated action for direct recruitment for another 356 posts of Junior Executive (ATC). 

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