Parliament passes bill to give statutory status to aviation regulators

Published on Sep 15, 2020 12:29 PM IST

The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020 also provides for keeping aircraft belonging to the country’s armed forces outside the purview of the Aircraft Act, 1934.

The bill was passed by voice vote in Rajya Sabha. It had got approval of Lok Sabha in March.(PTI)
The bill was passed by voice vote in Rajya Sabha. It had got approval of Lok Sabha in March.(PTI)
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill which seeks to improve India’s aviation safety ratings and provide statutory status to regulatory institutions, including the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020 also provides for keeping aircraft belonging to the country’s armed forces outside the purview of the Aircraft Act, 1934.

The Bill also proposes to increase the fine amount for violations of new rules from 10 lakh to 1 crore.

The bill was passed by voice vote in Rajya Sabha. It had got approval of Lok Sabha in March.

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