Indian government gives drone users a second chance to register

The aviation ministry of the country has started “based on public request” for drone registration and has kept open-ended with no final date announced so far

Indian government gives drone users a second chance to register
Indian government gives drone users a second chance to register

Indian government gives drone users a second chance to register

The Indian government is giving second chance to drone users who could not register with the aviation authorities in January 14-31 window earlier this year. The aviation ministry of the country has started “based on public request” for drone registration and has kept open-ended with no final date announced so far.

A public notice issued titled ‘Voluntary disclosure of non-compliant drones flying in India’ issued by aviation ministry joint secretary Amber Dubey stated that the Ownership of drone without registration shall invite penal action.

In the January 14-31 window this year, over 20,000 drones had been registered with the government, which is keen to have a database of drone users, given the security implications of using this equipment. Once that is known, tracking the equipment will be the key to safe operations even in green zones where they will be allowed.

Drones need to be registered on a link on DGCA website which says, “All unmanned aircraft need to be enlisted. For ample clarity, these include models, prototypes, toys, RC aircraft, autonomous and remotely piloted aircraft systems.”

Drone enlistment form has two parts. After uploading owner’s information, the owner will receive an ownership acknowledgement number. This number than can be used to upload the drone related information and drone acknowledgment number.