In News: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has imposed a penalty of 10 lakh rupees on Air India for not reporting unruly behaviour of two passengers during the Paris to New Delhi flight on 6th December, 2022.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
- It is the statutory and regulatory body in the field of Civil Aviation primarily dealing with safety issues and to regulate civil aviation in India.
- It was formed under the Aircraft (Amendment) Act, 2020.
- It comes under the Ministry of Civil Aviation
- The headquarters are located in New Delhi with regional offices in the various parts of India.
- It is responsible for formulation of national policies and programmes for the development and regulation of the Civil Aviation sector in the country.
- It is responsible for regulation of air transport services to/from/within India and for enforcement of civil air regulations, air safety and airworthiness standards.
- It also co-ordinates all regulatory functions with International Civil Aviation Organisation.
- The DGCA investigates aviation accidents and incidents, maintains all regulations related to aviation and is responsible for issuance of licenses.
- Keeping a check on aircraft noise and engine emissions in accordance with ICAO Annex 16 and collaborating with the environmental authorities in this matter, if required.
- Approving training programmes of operators for carriage of dangerous goods, issuing authorizations for carriage of dangerous goods, etc.