National Civil Aviation Policy, 2016 : Salient Features

Published on : Thursday, June 16, 2016

National Civil Aviation PolicyThe Indian Minister of Civil Aviation Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju released the  National Civil Aviation Policy 2016 in New Delhi today. This is the first time since  independence that an integrated Civil Aviation Policy has been  brought out by the Ministry.  Speaking on the occasion Shri Raju said that the centre-piece of the policy is to make regional air connectivity a reality. He said that the policy aims to take flying to the masses by making it affordable and convenient,  establish an integrated eco-system which will lead to significant growth of  the civil aviation sector  to promote tourism, employment and balanced regional growth, enhance regional connectivity through fiscal support and infrastructure development and  enhance ease of doing business through deregulation, simplified procedures and e-governance.

 

The policy is very comprehensive, covering 22 areas of the Civil Aviation sector. Its salient     features are as follows :

 

   Regional Connectivity Scheme

 

 

 

 

Route Dispersal Guidelines (RDG)

 

 

5/20 Requirement

5/20 Requirement

 

 

Bilateral Traffic Rights

 

 

Ground Handling Policy

 

 

Airport PPP/AAI

 

 

Aviation Security, Immigration and customs

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Helicopters and Charters I

 

after due stakeholder consultation

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

 

The MRO business of Indian carriers is around Rs 5000 crore, 90% of which is currently spent  outside India. In the budget for 2016-17, customs duty has been rationalised and the procedure for clearance of goods simplified. Further incentives proposed in the policy to give a push to this sector:

 

 

Aviation Education and Skill Building

 

Estimated direct additional employment requirement of the Civil Aviation Sector by 2025 is about 3.3 lakh . All training in non licensed category will conform to National Skill Qualification Framework standards. MoCA will provide full support to the Aviation Sector Skill Council and other similar organisations/agencies for imparting skills for the growing aviation industry . There are nearly 8000 pilots holding CPL but who have not found any regular employment. MoCA will develop a scheme with budgetary support for Type- rating of Pilots. The detailed scheme will be worked out separately.

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