Rajya Sabha nod to statutory tag for aviation regulators

Ravi S Singh

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 15

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday handed the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020, clearing the decks for its enactment right into a regulation by Parliament. The Bill sought to make sure greater security and safety of passengers, aircrafts, airports and others according to worldwide requirements. The Lok Sabha had handed it in the course of the Budget Session.

The invoice sought to transmute the three regulatory our bodies — Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) — below the Ministry of Civil Aviation into statutory our bodies.

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched the Bill within the House yesterday which was thought-about immediately. The minister stated the amendments would fulfill the necessities of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), which had raised issues of safety and safety in its audit. The reflection of the physique had necessitated modification to the Aircraft Act, 1934.

The Act regulates the manufacture, possession, use, operation, sale, import and export of civil plane and licensing of aerodromes.

Taking half within the dialogue, Puri rebutted cost of Opposition events that the federal government was selling crony capitalism by means of the route of privatisation of airports.

Awarding administration of airports to personal events was startd by the UPA regime in 2006 within the type of Mumbai and Delhi airports.

He supported participation of personal events to handle airports saying it helped to lift revenues that are ploughed again in growth of different airports. With regard privatisation of Air India, the nationwide service, Puri stated that with it being in debt of Rs 60,000 crore, the selection was between operating it or halting it for good.

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