Bill to constitute Civil Aviation Authority gets govt nod


Bill to constitute Civil Aviation Authority gets govt nodA bill to constitute a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to administer and regulate aviation safety and have an oversight over air transport operators, navigation service providers and other related issues, has been approved by the government, official sources said today.

The Civil Aviation Authority Bill 2013 was approved by the Union Cabinet at a meeting here last evening and would be tabled in Parliament for passage next week, they said.

With the ongoing Parliament session – the last for this Lok Sabha, witnessing continued turmoil, there are indications that the legislation would be tabled in the Rajya Sabha so as to keep it alive for the new House to take it up.

What prompted the government to rush through the legislation in this last session was the downgrade of India’s aviation safety mechanism by the US aviation regulator Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last month.
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