Fair
9°CSat :Partly Cloudy. High: 23 Low: 12

Govt gives nod to proposal to replace DGCA with new regulator

Govt gives nod to proposal to replace DGCA with new regulator

New Delhi: The government on Thursday cleared a proposal to replace DGCA with a new aviation regulator with full operational and financial autonomy.

The proposal was cleared at a meeting of the Union Cabinet, sources said here.

The new regulatory body would be called the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and would replace the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

It will administer and regulate civil aviation safety and manage safety oversight over air transport operators, air service navigation operators and operators of other civil aviation facilities.

Noting that DGCA had limited delegation of financial powers and hence was “incapable of making adequate structural changes” to meet the demands of a dynamic civil aviation sector, the sources said this necessitated its replacement with CAA that would have more administrative and financial powers to deal with the fast-changing aviation scenario.

CAA, like DGCA, would also deal with matters relating to financial stress on safety of air operations, as witnessed in connection with the bankrupt Kingfisher Airlines in October last year.

Issues relating to consumer protection and environment regulations in civil aviation sector would also be addressed by CAA, according to the draft legislation.

CAA is being established to meet the standards set by UN’s International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and in line with aviation regulators in other countries like the Federal Aviation Administration of the US and the UK’s CAA.

 

Top Stories

sensex-031

Sensex recaptures 28,000-level in evening exchange on Friday

May-22-2015
Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex bounced more than 215 focuses to recapture the 28,000-level after a crevice of almost one month amid
595x382xvirat-kohli-1432195941.jpg.pagespeed.ic.K9Ah9sIh2BIT3QJcHndy

Reports: IPL player maintenance strategy to be transformed from 2017

May-22-2015
As indicated by reports, the player maintenance approach in the Indian Premier League (IPL) could be changed by the Board of Control
Zeeshan-Ali-Khan

No employment for Muslim MBA? This ought to shock no one in Modi’s India

May-22-2015
There is stun, awfulness and shock in liberal circles more than a news report that a Mumbai-based organization turned down a Muslim
Arun J1x414-YUFI

Arun Jaitley on Modi govt’s one year: ‘There’s total clarity on development way’

May-22-2015
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) govt has introduced a situation of excitement on the financial front and it is taking choices keeping
alia-bhatt-and-varun-dhawan

Salman out, Varun-Alia in: Karan Johar’s Shuddhi at last affirms cast

May-22-2015
Karan Johar ✔ @karanjohar And finally..SHUDDHI starring VARUN DHAWAN and ALIA BHATT…directed by KARAN MALHOTRA..@Varun_dvn @aliaa08 @karanmalhotra21 @DharmaMovies   The dramatization around
494d6ec3-e59e-4950-8907-5e1649cc50c9mediumres

Kejriwal-Jung war: Center issues warning on appropriation of force in Delhi

May-22-2015
The Center issued a warning on Friday on the managerial structure of a Union Territory, clearing up the dispersion of force between