Taking into consideration the high-stress levels of flight crew and air traffic controllers (ATC), the Indian aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is planning to establish a culture of better evaluation of their mental well-being. DGCA has proposed new guidelines which will come into effect this May 2023. The regulator formed a panel of experts, which identified three key areas to focus on – mental health assessment during the medical evaluations, Peer Support Programme (PSP), and pre-employment psychological assessment. “These testing instruments consist of small questionnaires and interview techniques only. Hence, they will not substantially impact the current

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