November 2015 \ Business & Investment \ Business and Governance
Civil Aviation Policy

  • Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju

Minister of Civil Aviation Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju released the Revised Draft National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP 2015) in New Delhi in October. Speaking on the occasion Mr Raju urged all stakeholders to participate in the process of firming up the policy by giving their valuable suggestions to the Ministry. He said that the Civil Aviation Policy should be a dynamic one which can keep pace with the ever changing demands of the sector.

Minister of State for Civil Aviation and MoS (I/C) Tourism and Culture Dr Mahesh Sharma was also present at the function. Dr. Sharma underscored the importance of bringing air travel within reach of the common man and facilitating regional air connectivity within the country.

Secretary Civil Aviation Mr Rajiv Nayan Choubey gave a presentation highlighting the salient features of the draft policy. The policy aims at providing a conducive environment and a level playing field to various aviation sub-sectors. These sectors include airlines, airports, cargo, maintenance repairs and overhaul services, general aviation, aerospace manufacturing and skill development. The policy also aims to create an eco-system to enable 30 crore domestic ticketing by 2022 and 50 crore by 2027 and increase the international ticketing to 20 crore by 2027.