103. Medical standards- (1) No licence or rating granted under this Part shall be issued or renewed unless the applicant holds a medical fitness assessment issued by the Director-General after undergoing a medical examination with an approved medical authority and satisfying the medical standards as specified by the Director-General for the purpose:
Provided that if in the opinion of the approved medical authority, the condition of the applicant is not such as to introduce any hazard either of sudden incapacity or of inability to perform his duties safely during the period of validity of his licence or rating and failure to attain the requirement is capable of being compensated and the Director-General has satisfactory evidence that the applicant has already acquired and demonstrated his ability, skill and experience which compensate for his deficiency, the assessment may be issued with any limitation as deemed fit, and the licence or rating may be renewed or endorsed with such limitation.
Explanation.– For the purposes of this sub-rule, approved medical authority means a medical authority approved by the Director-General.
(2) The Director-General may require the holder of a licence to undergo a medical examination by any medical authority at any time if, in his opinion, such examination is necessary in the interest of safety of operations.
[Inserted by GSR No 64(E) dated 3-2-2012]