Saturday 12 May 2012

Proposal to form CAA in place of DGCA

Shri Ajit Singh, the Minister of Civil Aviation informed Rajya Sabha today in a written reply that the proposal to form a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in place of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is at formative stage. It is proposed to have a CAA, which will have adequate financial and administrative flexibility to meet functional requirements for an effective safety oversight system. In addition, it is also proposed to assign additional functions relating to certain economic regulations, consumer protection and environment regulation. 

The Minister further informed that the CAA is proposed to be set up through a separate Act. However, the present legal framework such as Aircraft Act 1934 etc will continue to govern the aviation sector. The objective of the proposed CAA is to overcome the constraints presently faced by DGCA in terms of recruitment and retention of technical manpower and inability to quickly address ongoing operational issues due to lack of adequate administrative and financial authority. 

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