(2) The Director-General may authorise any person, subject to such conditions as may be specified by the Director-General, for the purpose of examining, and testing any person or aircraft or inspecting any document or aviation facility for the purpose of grant of a licence or a certificate or an approval under these rules or the provisions of the Aircraft Act, 1934 (22 of 1934) and such authorisation shall specify the functions of the person so authorised to perform on behalf of the Director-General and the said authorisation shall be for a period as specified therein.
(3) The persons so authorised under sub-rules (1) and (2) shall be issued credentials and shall perform the functions as assigned to them in the authorisation.
(4) The Director-General or the person referred to in sub-rule (1) and sub-rule (2)–
(a) shall have unrestricted and unlimited access to aircraft and aviation facilities, as applicable, for the performance of their functions and duties under these rules;
(b) may enter, inspect and search any aircraft or any aviation facility, including air navigation services, and also interact with any personnel, and inspect documents and records for the purpose of securing compliance with these rules and the provisions of the Aircraft Act, 1934 (22 of 1934).
(5)The owner or operator of aircraft, organisation or air navigation facility shall allow the Director-General, or the person referred to in sub-rules (1) and (2), access to any part of the aircraft, organisation or air navigation facility including equipment, records, documents and personnel, and shall co-operate in conducting the activities referred in sub-rules (1) and (2).
[Substituted by GSR No. 1202 dated 23-7-1976
Amended by GSR No. 812(E) dated 21-11-2008
Substituted by GSR No. 832(E) dated 30-06-2017]