CCA To Replace DGCA

Civil Aviation The Union Cabinet, at its meeting on July 11, accorded in- principle approval to the proposal of replacing Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) by a new aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), with full operational and financial autonomy.A bill to this effect is likely to be tabled in the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament. The proposed authority would have a Chairperson, a Director General and 7-9 members, including five whole-time members. All of them would be appointed by the Centre on the recommendation of a Selection Committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary.

The CAA is being established by the government to meet the standards set by the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and in line with aviation regulators in other countries like the US Federal Aviation Administration and UK’s CAA, official sources had said earlier.

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