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Civil Aviation Authority with more Powers to Replace DGCA

New Delhi. The Government has decided to replace the present Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) with more powerful Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Civil Aviation Minister KC Venugopal told the Indian Parliament Mar 7 that the proposed Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will have adequate financial and administrative flexibility to meet functional requirements for an effective safety oversight capabilities over various aspects of air travel.

These include 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.

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

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