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The President Receives Assent Of Aircraft (Amendment) Act, 2020.

21st September 2020

The President Receives Assent Of Aircraft (Amendment) Act, 2020.

The President of India has come into force by receiving the assent of Aircraft (Amendment) Act, 2020. The Ministry of Civil Aviation into statutory bodies: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), Aircraft Accidents Investigation Bureau (AAIB). Each of these bodies will be headed by a Director General, as appointed by the central government.
The Act prescribed a penalty of imprisonment of up to two years for offences such as:
(i) Carrying arms, explosives, or other dangerous goods aboard aircraft,
(ii) Contravening any rules notified under the Act, and
(iii) Constructing building or structures within the specified radius around an aerodrome reference point.
The amendment also provides for control of the manufacture, possession, use, operation, sale, import and export of aircraft; and regulation of all areas of air navigation services.

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