New Director General of Bureau Of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) appointed

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  • October 8, 2020
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New Director General of Bureau Of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) appointed

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  • 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.

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