Ministry of Civil Aviation

Ministry of Civil Aviation

The Ministry of Civil Aviation is a pivotal entity in the Indian government responsible for the formulation of national policies and programs for the development and regulation of the civil aviation sector. This ministry aims to promote and regulate civil aviation activities to ensure the development of a safe, secure, efficient, and well-coordinated civil air transport service. This involves fostering an entrepreneurial spirit and a 'can-do' attitude within the sector.


The Ministry is tasked with:
* Policy Formulation: Creating and implementing policies for the orderly growth and expansion of civil air transport.
* Legislation Administration: Administering the Aircraft Act, 1934, and Aircraft Rules, 1937.
* Safety Oversight: Overseeing the safety of rail travel and operations through the Commission of Railway Safety as per the Railways Act, 1989.

Organizational Structure

The Ministry exercises administrative control over several organizations:
* Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
* Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)
* Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi
* Public Sector Undertakings like Airports Authority of India and Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited.

The Ministry is headed by:
* Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu, Union Cabinet Minister
* Murlidhar Kisan Mohol, Minister of State


For the fiscal year 2024-25, the Ministry has an estimated annual budget of Rs 2,300 crore.

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