Indian airline carrier Kingfisher Airlines, which has been struggling since the time of its inception with various issues, has now received a show cause notice from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The DGCA has asked the airlines to furbish reasons why the airline should not be shutdown and its licence cancelled, following the troubled airline grounding its fleet, and failing to offer reliable service among other things.
The civil aviation ministry says that the notice has been issued under provisions of the section 15(2)(b) of the Schedule XI of the Aircraft Rules 1937 as the airline has so far failed to establish a safe, efficient and reliable service. Section 15(2)(b) of the aircraft rules says that the DGCA may cancel or suspend the permit of an airline for such a period as it thinks fit, if the ministry thinks that the holder of the permit has failed to establish a safe, efficient and reliable service.
The airline has announced a lockout since September 30, 2012 if popular sources are to be believed, the lockout will not be lifted until October 12, 2012. The airline had to announce a lockout as many of its employees did not turn up to work due to the non-payment of their salaries since seven months.
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