NEW REG­U­LA­TOR TO RE­PLACE DGCA

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As per the Min­is­ter of Civil Avi­a­tion Ajit Singh, with a view to re­vamp and strengthen the reg­u­la­tory author­ity, the Min­istry of Civil Avi­a­tion is work­ing on re­plac­ing the Di­rec­torate Gen­eral of Civil Avi­a­tion (DGCA) with a new reg­u­la­tory body to be des­ig­nated as Civil Avi­a­tion Author­ity. A bill to this ef­fect will be in­tro­duced in the win­ter ses­sion of Par­lia­ment. A draft doc­u­ment on the pro­posed Civil Avi­a­tion Author­ity has been cir­cu­lated to the var­i­ous agen­cies in the coun­try in­volved in civil avi­a­tion in­clud­ing the In­dian Air Force, for their views and com­ments. The DGCA had been in the news lately for the some­what un­cer­e­mo­ni­ous re­moval of its head E.K. Bharat Bhushan, soon af­ter he was granted ex­ten­sion by the gov­ern­ment. The ac­tion by the gov­ern­ment was de­scribed as a “rou­tine ad­min­is­tra­tive mea­sure”.

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