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Govt working to augment manpower, capabilities of DGCA, BCAS: Jyotiraditya Scindia
India

Govt working to augment manpower, capabilities of DGCA, BCAS: Jyotiraditya Scindia

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation takes care of the safety aspects, while the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security is in charge of the security aspects in the sector

Plea in SC against BCAS decision to allow Sikh passengers to carry Kirpan in domestic airport
India

Plea in SC against BCAS decision to allow Sikh passengers to carry Kirpan in domestic airport

The petition filed by Hindu Sena is likely to be heard on Friday by a bench of Justices Abdul Nazeer and JK Maheshwari

Airports Authority of India yet to procure single body scanners for over 100 airports
India

Airports Authority of India yet to procure single body scanners for over 100 airports

BCAS had in April 2019 directed 84 hypersensitive and sensitive airports across the country to install body scanners by March 2020, replacing existing door frame metal detectors, hand-held scanners and pat-down searches of passengers

Rakesh Asthana, Gujarat-cadre IPS officer and former CBI Special Director, appointed Delhi Police commissioner
India

Rakesh Asthana, Gujarat-cadre IPS officer and former CBI Special Director, appointed Delhi Police commissioner

In 2018, Asthana was in the news when he was engaged in an unsavoury spat with the then CBI Director Alok Verma

Anti-drone rules to counter rogue drones in India to be issued next week: BCAS
News & Analysis

Anti-drone rules to counter rogue drones in India to be issued next week: BCAS

Anti-drone technology currently consists of radio frequency monitoring, as almost 99 percent of drones emit RF.

Bangalore airport launches Digi Yatra with Vistara; to introduce biometric boarding process to other flights later
Business

Bangalore airport launches Digi Yatra with Vistara; to introduce biometric boarding process to other flights later

All Vistara flights are expected to be integrated into the biometric boarding process at the Bangalore airport by October, it said.

Security heightened across airports after Air India receives hijack threat; airlines and CISF to follow enhanced safety measures
India

Security heightened across airports after Air India receives hijack threat; airlines and CISF to follow enhanced safety measures

Air India's Mumbai control centre on Saturday received a phone call threatening to hijack its plane, after which the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) ordered all airlines and CISF to follow specific enhanced measures to ensure security, according to an official note.

SC dismisses Upendra Rai's plea against ED official Rajeshwar Singh, asks him to file new petition challenging 2G case proceedings
India

SC dismisses Upendra Rai's plea against ED official Rajeshwar Singh, asks him to file new petition challenging 2G case proceedings

Upendra Rai was arrested by the CBI on 3 May for allegedly indulging in dubious financial transactions, getting an airport access pass made by the BCAS by furnishing false information, alleged extortion, and manipulation of an Income Tax Department case against a Mumbai-bound businessman.

IndiGo's security training centre licence suspended by BCAS for breach of trust
Business

IndiGo's security training centre licence suspended by BCAS for breach of trust

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security's (BCAS) order, issued last week, bars the Gurgaon-based airline from conducting security training programme for its employees any further

Civil Aviation Minister Raju: Biometric systems for passengers at airports are a good idea
India

Civil Aviation Minister Raju: Biometric systems for passengers at airports are a good idea

Giving strong indications, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that having biometric systems for passengers at airports appear to be a good idea.

Aviation regulator to get more teeth: DGCA will be able to impose fine on violators
Business

Aviation regulator to get more teeth: DGCA will be able to impose fine on violators

The move would give more teeth and leeway to the aviation regulator and aviation security agency BCAS in dealing with instances of violations amid the domestic sector witnessing over 20 per cent sustained growth in passenger traffic.

Surgical strikes: Airports in western states, Delhi, Hyderabad on alert
India

Surgical strikes: Airports in western states, Delhi, Hyderabad on alert

Airports in Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru have been asked to step up vigil and security to tackle any attack or sabotage.

Paralympic medallist Aditya Mehta strip-searched at airports, asked to remove prosthetic leg
Sports

Paralympic medallist Aditya Mehta strip-searched at airports, asked to remove prosthetic leg

Aditya Mehta, two-time silver medallist at Asian Paralympics was strip-searched twice in the space of two days. He spoke of this humiliation on social media

Freed from frisking, Gajapathi Raju admits carrying matchboxes in aircraft
Business

Freed from frisking, Gajapathi Raju admits carrying matchboxes in aircraft

The minister's comment comes against the backdrop of rising concerns about aviation security in the country.

Jet Airways launches mobile boarding pass pilot project
News & Analysis

Jet Airways launches mobile boarding pass pilot project

Jet Airways today said it has partnered with the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and Bangalore airport for a pilot project to test the use of mobile boarding passes on its flights.

Safety first: Airlines' security procedures under lens after AI stun grenade incident
Corporate

Safety first: Airlines' security procedures under lens after AI stun grenade incident

An audit of security procedures for all airlines is a welcome move. Only, severely cash strapped Indian carriers may not want to hire the large workforce needed to conform to the BCAS rule of having seven people available to check an aircraft.

Airports across South India put on high alert following terror threat
India

Airports across South India put on high alert following terror threat

Security across major airports in South India have been enhanced following an alert by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)warning that terror groups may attack an airport or a vital installation in the South.

Now enter airports with just soft copies of your tickets
News & Analysis

Now enter airports with just soft copies of your tickets

According to fresh orders from the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), air passengers can now display their tickets on their smartphones, tablets and