MANUALS REQUIRED TO BE PUBLISHED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(b) OF  
“THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005”

Point No.

Manuals Required

Whether available on web site or not

Remarks, if any

(i)

The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

Available

These details are available on DGCA website under Link About DGCA (“Functions” & “Organisation”)

 

(ii)

The powers and duties of its officers and employees;

Available

These details are available on DGCA website under Link “ DGCA Officers ("Powers")

(iii)

The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability;

Available

 Rule 3A of the Aircraft Rules, 1937, provides for delegation of powers conferred on and the duties imposed on the Central Government and the DGCA.  Accordingly, two notifications viz S.O. 726(E) AND 727(E) both dated 04-10-1994 have been issued delegating the powers of the DGCA and Central Government respectively, to the officers of the DGCA, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security and Airports Authority of India.  These notifications are amended to cope up with the situations that crop up from time to time.  Both these notifications are available on the DGCA website under Link “Rules”.

Channel of Submission available under Link Channel of Submission.  

(iv)

The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions;

Available

 

Available under Link "Time limit for disposal of various cases".

(v)

The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions;

Available

 Aircraft Act, 1934, Aircraft Rules, 1937, Civil Aviation Requirements, Aeronautical Information Circulars and Circulars which are available on DGCA website under Link “Rules”.

(vi)

 A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control ;

Available

 

(i)     Aircraft Act, 1934

(ii)    Aircraft Rules, 1937

(iii)   Carriage of Dangerous Goods, 2003

(iv)   National Convention,

(v)    Civil Aviation Requirements

(vi)   Aeronautical Information Circulars

(vii)  Other Circulars

(viii)Aircraft Register

(ix)   Master Minimum Equipment

(x)    Mandatory Modifications

(xi)   Approved Firms

(xii)  Accident Summaries

(xiii)Related Rules

(xiv) Personal and Medical files of Pilots

(xv)  Bilateral Agreements with foreign countries

(xvi) Air Transport and Aircraft Statistics.

(xvii)Service Books of DGCA employees.

 

(vii)

 the particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by the members of public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof;

 

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While formulating the policy it is put on the website for comments from members of Public, including organizations/associations etc. and feedbacks received from them is suitably incorporated.

(viii)

 a statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public;

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At present there are no such boards, committees or councils in this office.  Boards, councils, committees and other bodies are constituted by the Ministry of Civil Aviation as DGCA is an attached office. 

 

(ix)

 a directory of its officers and employees;

Available

 These details are available on DGCA website under Link About DGCA (DGCA Officers)”.

(x)

 the monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations;

Available

 These details are available on DGCA website under Link “About DGCA (DGCA Officers)”-Remuneration.

(xi)

 the budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made;

Available

The details of DGCA Budget are available under Link “Budget” on DGCA website.

(xii)

 the manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;

 

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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation administers a Scheme called `Reimbursement of Flying done by Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates’. This scheme aims at giving financial assistance to the SC/ST candidates to enable them to take up flying as a career option.

 

            Under the Scheme 40 (forty) SC/ST candidates are selected/short listed for assistance by means of a written examination upto Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) level.  The applications are invited from candidates from all over India by means of an advertisement in the newspapers.  The examination is usually held in the month of October every year at various centers all over India.  Forty SC/ST candidates are short listed in order of merit for assistance under the scheme.

 

            The selected candidates are given an option to choose a flying club/institute of their choice.  The cost of flying undertaken by these candidates is reimbursed to the clubs, directly.  In addition, scholarships/stipends for purchase of books etc are provided to these candidates at the rate of Rs. 100/- respectively for a period of 24 (Twenty four) months reckoned from the date of commencement of training.

 

(xiii)

particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it;

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The O/o DGCA grants the following permits/ authorizations:-

 

(a)                (i) Carriage of Arms and   Ammunitions, Radioactive Substances and other dangerous goods viz., chemicals, gases etc. by air to/from/over India;

 

(ii) Ground photography/ videography at various airports;

 

(iii) Aerial photography and airborne geophysical survey;

 

(iv) Operating Permits issued to foreign airlines designated by foreign Governments for operation of scheduled services to/from India under the bilateral Air Services Agreements;

 

 (v)  Operating Permits issued to domestic carriers including private airlines for scheduled services and non-scheduled services;

 

 (vi) Various categories of pilot licenses are issued.  And also, validation of foreign licenses is granted which is an authorization for the holder to exercise the privileges of his/her license on Indian registered aircraft;

 

 (vii) Concessions, permits and authorizations are granted as per civil airworthiness requirements.  Procedure has been laid down in the Civil Airworthiness Requirements; and

 

 (viii) DGCA has been allotting two seater trainer aircraft known as HANSA to various Flying Clubs and Flying Institutes.  HANSA is an all composite, non-metallic, two seater trainer aircraft, designed and developed by National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL) in Bangalore. This allotment is done based on the need and number of students enrolled with an institute for pilot training.  After the allotment done, NAL offers free training to engineers and pilots of that institute to operate the Aircraft safely.

 

 

(xiv)

details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electric form;

Available

 The relevant documents are available under Link Site Map of  DGCA website.

(xv)

the particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use;

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The Office of DGCA have a Library which maintains the Aviation related technical books, Government Publications –Swamy books, Gazette Notifications, Aircraft and Engine literature, Annexes and ICAO documents, Foreign technical and Indian periodicals, Hindi and English newspapers and General and Hindi Books.  So far this library is not open to public. It is meant for  use by the officers of this Department or those specifically authorized by the competent authority.  The working hours of Library are 9.30 AM to 6.00 PM.

(xvi)

 the names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;

Available

The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers of DGCA are available on DGCA website under Link “About DGCA (RTI Officers)”.

(xvii)

such other information as may prescribed.

Available

The other relevant websites are available under Link Other sites on DGCA website.