FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO THE SC YOUTH FOR FLYING TRAINING OF COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE (CPL) (STATE LEVEL SCHEME) (2014-15)
|Name of the Implementing Department||Department of Welfare of SCs through the Department of Civil Aviation Punjab|
|Type of Training||Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)|
|Target||4 SC candidates|
|Annual family income||Rs. 2.50 lac|
|Total Cost of Training||Rs. 25.00 lac|
|Funding Pattern||State Plan|
|Requirement of Funds Financial
Assistance @ Rs. 25.00 lac per :
trainee to be paid to the flying clubs for flying training of commercial pilot licence (4×25,00,000/-) through urban and Civil Aviation Department.
Objective of the Scheme
Commercial Pilots are in great demand all over the world. Flying training being a costly phenomena, Scheduled Castes who are mostly poor are unable to get the training for Commercial Pilot Licence. Hence, the representation of Scheduled Castes among Commercial Pilots is almost nil. In order to have a fair representation of Scheduled Castes in Commercial Pilot Licence it is imperative that State should come forward to provide financial assistance to Scheduled Castes trainees. Therefore, Department of Welfare proposes to provide financial assistance @ Rs. 25.00 lac per candidate to the registered flying clubs in India.
Cost of Training
To have commercial pilot licence, a candidate has to undergo a flying training for a total period of 200 hours and cost of flying operation varies from Rs. 9600/- to Rs. 10,500/- per hour depending upon the type of aircraft flown by the trainee. Thus, the total cost of commercial pilot licence training course comes to about Rs. 25.00 lac.
Eligibility & Selection Criteria
The age of candidate will be 18 to 25 years as on date of registration. Minimum qualification is 10+2 (2nd division) with Physics & Maths and should be Graduate. Any candidate who fulfills the minimum qualification can register his name with the flying clubs and he has to pass the written examination as well as “Pilot Aptitude Test” for becoming commercial Pilot. The candidates will also have to clear a medical exam as per the flying standard,
Constitution of the Committee
Qualified candidates will be interviewed by a committee headed by
|1.||Secretary, Welfare Department||Chairman|
|2.||Director, Welfare Department||Member Secretary|
|3.||Director, Scheduled Castes Sub Plan||Member|
|4.||Representative of Director, Civil Aviation Department||Member|
The applications are invited through advertisement in news papers after approval of the Finance Department.
Only one member of SC family of Punjab would be able to get the benefit. Cost of flying training shall be directly given to the flying clubs not to the candidates. After declared medically fit, the candidate will submit a bank guarantee of Rs. 1.00 lac in favour of Director, Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, Punjab which will be refunded after completion of training commercial Pilot Licence.
Total cost per beneficiary i.e. 25.00 lac will be provided as financial assistance by State Govt. However, the beneficiary has to sign an agreement/bond with the Govt. that after his/her placement as CPL he will return 50% (Rs. 12.50 lac) of total assistance provided to him. He/She will return the amount in 12 equal installments within a year.