India, March 27 -- Civil aviation experts have raised concerns over the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) decision to defer its order to implement the new duty time limitations for airline pilots which include longer mandatory rest periods from June 1 and was at par with international safety standards.

On Tuesday, the DCGA rolled out a copy of the revised Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) dated March 26. The copy which has been seen by the HT states, "The operators engaged in scheduled air transport operations may continue to operate in compliance with CAR Section 7 Series J Part III Issue III dated 24th April 2019 till approval of their respective scheme in compliance with this CAR."

DGCA in January this year introduced chan...