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DGCA chief gets marching orders

In a sudden development, the Civil Aviation Ministry gave marching orders to the DGCA chief EK Bharat Bhushan on Tuesday evening with immediate effect. The 1979 batch Kerala cadre IAS officer had  got six months extension just a week ago. There was no official word on the reasons for his removal, but there were speculation that DGCA notice to Kingfisher to ground its operation for breach of safety norms, may have led to his exit.  Bhushan had also issued notices to Air India and Kingfisher Airlines to pay dues to their employees. Bhushan, an IAS officer of the 1979 batch from Kerala cadre, took over from Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi in December 2010 as DGCA chief. He will continue to serve as Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor in the Civil Aviation Ministry, official sources said. He handed over charges to Prashant Narain Sukul, a Joint Secretary in the Ministry, who would also be holding the position as an additional charge, they said. As the Director General of Civil A