Friday, January 22, 2016

Aviation Ministry concludes consultations on draft policy

New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry today concluded consultations on the draft aviation policy with the stakeholders and the keenly awaited document will go for Cabinet approval as soon as some "minor issues" are resolved.

At a meeting held here, all the stake holders including the airlines, public and airport operators put across their "final views" on the policy, paving the way for the Ministry to prepare the draft note for Union Cabinet's approval.

"The idea was to get their views (of stakeholders). And we got the views," Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajpathi Raju said after the meeting.

The draft civil aviation policy was unveiled on October 30 last year. Comments on the draft policy were sought till November 30, 2015.

The meeting, which lasted for more than two hours, was also attended by Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma, aviation secretary R N Choubey and other senior ministry officials besides representatives from the airlines, airport operators, ground-handling agencies, among others.
22/01/16 PTI/Business Standard
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