Scindia mentioned this based on media queries relating to a number of incidents of technical system defects in numerous airplane within the contemporary previous.
“Safety and protection have been paramount. The number one duty for airplane protection additionally lies with the airline and the regulator. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Ministry of Civil Aviation pay shut consideration to safety and defence.
Scindia mentioned, “In the financial year 2019-20, the ASP of DGCA had examined all 2,275 aspects of civil aviation. Civil aviation related activity was not very high during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“For the current financial year, we have set up a very ambitious ASP of 3,709 facets. By the end of July, we have completed 1,862 investigations.
Emphasizing on an incident-free environment in the region, the Union Minister said that some incidents may be related to the engineering side and are under the control of the airline. Whereas incidents like bird collisions and bad weather are not under control.
The Union Minister informed that except Mumbai and Pune, the Value Added Tax (VAT) on Aircraft Fuel (ATF) was 4 per cent. In both these cities it was 25 percent.
Scindia said, “I had requested the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray to bring down VAT on ATF to one percent, but no progress was made. I will now request Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to reduce VAT at the earliest.