New Director General of Bureau Of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) appointed
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Aviation
- IPS officer M.A. Ganapathy was recently appointed as the new Director General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)
- Appointed by: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet
- BCAS is the security watchdog for the aviation sector.
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The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security
- It was initially set up as a Cell in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in 1978
- Recommendation by: Pande Committee constituted in the wake of the hijacking of the Indian Airlines flight in 1976.
- It was reorganized into an independent department in 1987.
- Ministry: Ministry of Civil Aviation
- BCAS is the regulatory authority for civil aviation security in India.
- Main responsibility: Lay down standards and measures in respect of security of Civil flights at International and domestic airports in India.
- It is headed by an officer of the rank of Director General of Police and is designated as Director General (Bureau of Civil Aviation).
- Headquarter: New Delhi.