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BCAS Achieves Full Implementation of ICAO Recommendations

New Delhi. The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has fully met the target of implementation of security norms prescribed by the United Nations oversight body International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a Government release said November 28.

The ICAO team recently conducted audit of Indian civil aviation security and security at Delhi airport in October, 2015 across nine audit areas including legislative and regulatory architecture, performance of security personnel, security training, etc. They noted that effective implementation of aviation security in India stands at 99.23 per cent. Similarly, India’s compliance of ICAO security requirements stands at 99.59 per cent. Notably, the global average for effective implementation of aviation security and for compliance of ICAO security requirements stands at 66 per cent.

ICAO carries out periodic audits of member countries and assesses their implementation of norms prescribed by it. Earlier, the ICAO team had conducted audit of Indian aviation security systems in February 2011 and at that time, the above figures were at 89 per cent.