133A. Directions by Director-General- (1)  The Director-General may, through Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS), Aeronautical Information Publication, Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs), Notices to Aircraft Owners and Maintenance Engineers and publication entitled Civil Aviation Requirements, issue special directions not inconsistent with the Aircraft Act, 1934 (22 of 1934) or these rules, relating to the operation, use, possession, maintenance or navigation of aircraft flying in or over India or of aircraft registered in India.

(2) The Civil Aviation Requirements under sub-rule(1) shall be issued after placing the draft on the website of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation for a period of thirty days for inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby;

                Provided the Director General may, in the public interest and by order in writing, dispense with the requirements of inviting such objections and suggestions or reduce the period for submitting such objections and suggestions.

(3)      Every direction issued under sub-rule(1) shall be complied with by  the person or persons to whom such direction is issued.

(4) The Director-General may, by general or special order in writing, exempt any aircraft or class of aircraft or any person or class of persons from the operation of the directions given in the publication entitled ‘Civil Aviation Requirements’ under this rule, either wholly or partially, subject to such conditions, if any, as may be specified in such order.

[Amended by - (i)         GSR No. 559 dated 14-5-1960,

                      (ii)       GSR No. 1202 dated 23-7-1976,

(iii)      GSR No. 80(E) dated 22-2-1993, 

(iv)      G.S.R. 813(E) dated 21-11-2008,  

(v)     GSR No.167 (E) dated 13-03-2009, and

(vi)  GSR No. 832(E) dated 30-06-2017]