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DGCA Advisory Circular on Gender Equality in the Civil Aviation Sector

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued an advisory circular titled ‘Gender Equality in the Civil Aviation Sector‘ aimed at increasing women’s representation in aviation to 25% by 2025. This initiative aligns with the gender equality principles enshrined in the Indian Constitution and the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) vision for equal opportunities in aviation.

Promotion of Women’s Representation

  • Target Goal: Achieve 25% representation of women in various aviation roles by 2025.
  • Leadership and Mentorship: Introduce specific programs for cultivating future female leaders.

Addressing Stereotypes and Gender Bias

  • Combatting Bias: Actively work towards eliminating stereotypes and biases in the workplace.
  • Work-Life Balance: Implement policies promoting a healthier work-life balance for female employees.

Policy and Practice Enhancements

  • Zero-Tolerance Policy: Adopt a zero-tolerance stance towards sexual harassment.
  • Diversity Objectives: Set clear diversity goals and develop HR policies to achieve them.

Empowerment and Inclusion

  • Role Diversification: Provide women with opportunities to diversify their work profiles within the sector.
  • Highlighting Achievements: Celebrate and promote the achievements of female role models to inspire others.
  • Supportive Measures: Implement additional steps to ensure a gender-inclusive and equitable work culture.

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