Almost three quarters of airline and CISF personnel flunked a basic security test conducted by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) last month.
The Basic Aviation Security Course, organised by BCAS, saw 248 of the 353 participants fail – more than 70%.
Successful completion of the course enables the candidate to be eligible for posting on security duties at an airport. Duties include securing the entry and exit gates, handling online baggage checking system, conducting X-Rays of handheld baggage, frisking and manning the boarding gates.
Expressing concern over the situation, sources told The Economic Times that the huge growth in air travel has made every airport a potential terror target where intense security is an absolute requirement.