CAA to have more powers than DGCA

Last Updated: Thu, Mar 07, 2013 14:33 hrs

New Delhi, Mar 7 (IBNS) Minister of State for Civil Aviation K. C. Venugopal on Thursday informed Rajya Sabha that Government has decided to replace the present Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) with more powerful Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

"The proposed Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will have adequate financial and administrative flexibility to meet functional requirements for an effective safety oversight capabilities over air transport service operators, air service navigation operators and operators of other civil aviation facilities, development and standardization of civil aircraft and aeronautics, matters relating to financial stress on safety of operations, consumer protection and environment regulation in civil aviation sector and for matters connected therewith and thereto," said Venugopal.

The proposal to form CAA is in the stage of inter-Ministerial consultations, the minister said.

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