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 Pilotís Licence (for aeroplanes, helicopters, gliders, balloons and microlight 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)      Pilotís Licence (for gliders, balloons and microlight aircraft),

 (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);

           (2)     The Senior Commercial Pilotís Licence (for aeroplanes) specified under clause (d) and the Flight Instructorís Rating  (for gliders and balloons) specified under clause (h) of sub-rule (1) shall cease to be granted with effect from a date to be notified by the Central government.

           [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 and
                                        (vi)     GSR No.485 (E) dated 28-6-2001
                                        (vii)     GSR No.870 (E) dated 22-12-2008
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