India gets a Drones Directorate

The Directorate, while primarily focusing on managing the drones’ ecosystem in the country, will also look into delays in rolling out permissions, managing drone training schools and fast tracking drone certifications.

India gets a Drones Directorate
India gets a Drones Directorate

India gets a Drones Directorate

In a step to strengthen the drone ecosystem of India, the finance ministry has given the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approval to set up a Drones Directorate. Currently, the Directorate consists of eight DGCA officials. The Directorate, while primarily focusing on managing the drones’ ecosystem in the country, will also look into delays in rolling out permissions, managing drone training schools and fast tracking drone certifications.

Referring to the approval, Amber Dubey, Joint Secretary at the Civil Aviation Ministry shared through a LinkedIn post,  “Congratulations to DGCA for getting the finance ministry’s approval to set up a separate Drones Directorate. The Directorate had been established with eight DGCA officials to begin with and will be expanded with time. This was a pleasant surprise since under the Covid-19 austerity measures, formation of any new government department is being discouraged. One more baby step towards making India the drone capital of the world.”

The decision definitely sets a positive tone for the growth of the Indian Drone Industry.