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Draft rules for no-fly list announced: 3 levels of punishment for 3 categories of unruly behaviour

Civil Aviation Ministry On Friday Issued A Draft Rule For No-fly List. The Ministry Has Proposed To Put The Unruly Behaviour On Flight Into Three Categories: Level 1 - Disruptive Behaviour Like Physical Gestures; Level 2 - Physically Abusive Behaviour Like Pushing, Harassment; And Level 3 - Life Threatening Behaviour.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 05 May 2017, 12:42:36 PM
Draft rules for no-fly list announced: 3 levels of punishment for 3 categories of unruly behaviour  (ANIPhoto)

New Delhi:

Civil Aviation Ministry on Friday issued a draft rule for no-fly list. The ministry has proposed to put the unruly behaviour on flight into three categories: level 1 - disruptive behaviour like physical gestures; level 2 - physically abusive behaviour like pushing, harassment; and level 3 - life threatening behaviour. 

Civil Aviation Ministry has proposed to bring out a 'National No-Fly' list. DGCA will supervise the list, Civil Aviation secretary announced on Friday. 

Furthermore, under proposed law airlines can constitute a standing panel to look into complaints related to the unruly passenger. 

Standing Panel by the airline will take the decision on the unruly passenger within 10 days. Other airlines can apply 'No-Fly list' voluntarily.

The aviation ministry also proposed punishment for unruly passengers: level 1 behaviour will merit a fly ban of upto 3 months; level 2 behaviour will call for two to six months ban; and level 3 behaviour can invite a fly ban of upto two years. 

Earlier, it was announced that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation is the process of amending Civil Aviation Requirements to facilitate such a list.

The no-fly list has been amended by Air India from the day Shiv Sena leader his R Sukumar with his slipper.

The following day, the Federation of Indian Airlines, which has Jet Airways, SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir as its members, made the announcement.

The Centre is likely to make either Aadhaar or passport number mandatory - while booking even domestic tickets.

The draft will give about a month for the public to comment. The aviation ministry will then take some time to study them and come out with the final CAR.

As per the IATA, in 2015, there were 10,854 reported cases of unruly behaviour by the passengers across airlines worldwide, which translate into one incident for every 1,205 flights. 

Read | Aadhaar card or passport may soon become mandatory for domestic flight travel

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First Published : 05 May 2017, 10:55:00 AM

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