Attention of all concerned is invited to an Order dated 10th September, 1985, which is reproduced below for information, guidance and compliance.
AIR MARSHAL C.K.S. RAJE, AVSM.
DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
Dated, New Delhi, the 10th September, 1983
O R D E R
In exercise of the powers conferred by Section SA of the Aircraft Act, 1934 9XXII of 1934), the Director General of civil Aviation for the purpose of securing the safety of the aircraft operations, hereby directs that with immediate effect, no pilot-in-command or a co-pilot of an aircraft involved in an accident required to be notified under Rule 68 (1) of the Aircraft Rules, 1937, shall exercise or be allowed by the aircraft operator/owner to exercise, the privileges of his pilotís Licence without specific authorisation in this behalf from the Director General of Civil Aviation.
The above authorisation may be granted by the Director General of Civil Aviation only if the basic circumstances contained in the preliminary investigation reported by the Inspect of Accident, prima facie reveals that the pilotís proficiency is not in doubt.
Provided that in cases where a Committee of Inquiry or the Court is appoint by the Government to investigate into the circumstances or cause of the accident, the DGCA will issue such authorisation after consulting such Committees or the Court, as the case may be.
Provided further that such authorisation would be without prejudice to any action to which such pilot might be liable on conclusion of the inquiry/investigation.
This order supersedes all previous orders issued on this subject.