70% of aviation batch fail to clear basic test
The designation of three of the failed personnel is assistant commandant of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), while two are assistant security managers of Jet Airways and four are security managers of the Airport Authority of India.
The test results revealed that 16 out of 20 candidates failed. The test was divided into three parts — theory (100 marks), practical and viva (50 marks) and practical presentation (50 marks) and the passing mark was 160.
The candidates of all personnel involved in the security of the airport, including private airline employees, airport operators and CISF personnel have to participate in this test.
This test, conducted by the agency in phases at regular intervals, was meant to check the preparedness of the national inspectors/auditors to make them aware of how to conduct security audits, inspections and monitoring of security arrangements at various airports and airlines in India.
“Aviation security auditors/inspectors are at the heart of ensuring that aviation remains secure. It is a challenging, highly empowered role with significant responsibilities for ensuring acceptable aviation security standards,” said a high-placed source.
Earlier, 50 per cent of a batch of the elite security force National Security Guard (NSG) failed in the basic aviation security examination. The test results revealed that 10 out of 22 candidates failed, and two were marked absent.