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The Ministry of Civil Aviation has taken several steps in the Civil Aviation Sector.
Several of these steps are:
Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (RCS-UDAN)
Digital Sky Platform(DSP): It has been launched to regulate the entire gamut of activities pertaining to drone operations, as well as to function as a single-window online platform to ensure the smooth functioning of the applications.
PLI Scheme for drone manufacturers, component makers and software companies
Liberalized FTO policy to support the growth of the Indian Aviation Industry: In September 2021, the Airport Authority of India(AAI) announced a liberalized Flying Training Organisations(FTO) policy to support the growth of the aviation industry in the country. Under the policy, airport royalty was abolished, and the annual fee was rationalized significantly for new FTOs.
Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Policy framework, 2021
AirSewa: It is an initiative by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. It provides a common platform for air travellers to submit air travel-related grievances and seek information about flight or airport operations in India.
Disinvestment & Strategic Sale of Air India
e-Governance in Directorate General of Civil Aviation(eGCA): It was launched in November 2021 with an aim of bringing about ease of doing business, transparency and automation of the processes and functions of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Source: This post is based on the article ‘Year End Review -2021- Ministry Of Civil Aviation’ published in PIB on 29th Dec 2021.