38. Licensing Authority Ė (1) The authority by which the licences and ratings specified below may be granted, renewed or varied shall be the Central Government, which may withhold the grant or renewal of a licence or a rating, if for any reason it considers it desirable to do so :- 

  (a)     Student Pilot's Licence (for aeroplanes, helicopters, gyroplanes, gliders, balloons, microlight aircraft and light sport aircraft),

(b)     Private Pilotís Licence (for aeroplanes and helicopters),  

(c)     Commercial Pilotís Licence (for aeroplanes and helicopters), 

(d)     Airline Transport Pilotís Licence (for aeroplanes and helicopters),  

(e)      Instrument Rating (for aeroplanes and helicopters), 

(f)     Assistant Flight Instructorís Rating (for aeroplanes and helicopters),

(g)     Flight Instructorís Rating (for aeroplanes and helicopters),

   (h)    Pilot's Licence (for gliders, balloons, microlight aircraft, light sport aircraft and gyroplane),

 (i)      Student Flight Navigatorís Licence,

 (j)     Flight Navigatorís Licence,

 (k)      Student Flight Engineerís Licence

 (l)    Flight Engineerís Licence,

 (m)     Flight Radio Telephone Operatorís Licence,

 (n)     Flight Radio Telephone Operatorís Licence (Restricted);

                   

[Amended by -      (i)            GSR No. 1238 dated 8-9-1962,
(ii)           GSR No. 1118 dated 5-8-1977,
(iii)         GSR No. 2197 dated 29-9-1980,     
(iv)          GSR No. 218 dated 13-3-1991,
(v)           GSR No. 637 (E) dated 4-10-1993,
 (vi)          GSR No.485 (E) dated 28-6-2001,
 (vii)         GSR No.870 (E) dated 22-12-2008,
(viii) GSR 481(E) dated 15-05-2017,
(viii) GSR No 721(E) dated 23-6-2017, and
(iv) GSR No 1358(E) dated 01-11-2017]  

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