Shri B S Bhullar

General of Civil Aviation

Shri. Balwinder Singh Bhullar, IAS has been the Chief of Directorate General of Civil Aviation since December 5, 2016. Mr. Bhullar is Joint Secretary – Ministry of Civil Aviation.

A 1986 batch IAS Officer from the UP Cadre, Mr. Bhullar had been Additional Charge as DGCA Chief since July 2016. He serves as Director of Air India Limited and Airports Authority of India. Bhullar is the seventh IAS officer to become DG in past eight years. He holds a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences from Punjab Agricultural University, Punjab.

Bhullar’s work is cut out as he has to strengthen the aviation safety oversight capacity of DGCA as India is witnessing the fastest growth in aviation globally. Bhullar, known to be a no nonsense officer who adopts zero tolerance for anything that could affect safety, will have his hands full as he takes over the regulatory agency.