Bill to amend Aircraft Act introduced in LS

Bill to amend Aircraft Act introduced in LS

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New Delhi, Feb 4 : A Bill seeking better control over manufacture, possession, use, operation, sale, import and export of aircraft was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was tabled by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal.

The Bill seeks to empower the Central government to constitute the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security and Aircraft Accidents Investigation Bureau, specify their responsibilities and issue directions if necessary.

It also seeks to enhance the minimum limit of fine from the existing Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1 crore and include regulation of all areas of air navigation services. The Bill aims to keep aircraft belonging to any armed forces of the Union and other than naval, military or air force outside the purview of the Act. (UNI)