Act No : 22
Power of Central Government to make rules.
5. Power of Central Government to make rules. (1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules 4* regulating the manufacture, possession, use, operation, sale, import or export of any aircraft or class of aircraft 5*[and for securing the safety of aircraft operations]. (2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for-- (a) the authorities by which any of the power conferred by or under this Act are to be exercised; 6*[(aa) the regulation of air transport services, and the prohibition of the use of aircraft in such services except under the authority of and in accordance with a licence authorising the establishment of the service; 7*[(ab) the economic regulation of civil aviation and air transport services, including the approval, disapproval or revision of tariff of operators of air transport services; the officers or authorities who may exercise powers in this behalf; the procedure to be followed and the factors to be taken into account by such officers or authorities; appeals to the Central Government against orders of such officers or authorities and all other matters connected with such tariff. Explanation.--For the purposes of this clause, "tariff" includes fares, rates, valuation charges and other charges for air transport of passengers or goods, the rules, regulations, practices or services affecting such fares, rates, valuation charges and other charges and the rates, terms and conditions of commission payable to passenger or cargo sales agents;] 8*[(ac)] the information to be furnished by an applicant for, or the holder of, a licence authorising the establishment of an air transport service to such authorities as may be specified in the rules;] 9*[(b) the licensing, inspection and regulation of aerodromes, the conditions under which aerodromes may be main- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Subs. by Act 24 of 1948, s. 3, for "the Provinces". 2 Subs. by Act 37 of 1939, s. 3, for "the provisions of this Act and of the rules made thereunder, or from any of such provisions". 3 Subs. by Act 12 of 1972, s. 3, for the original s. 4. 4 See the Indian Aircraft Rules, 1937, published in the Gazette of India, 1937, Pt. I, pp. 633 to 719. 5 Ins. by Act 12 of 1972, s. 4. 6 Ins. by Act 5 of 1944, s. 2. 7 Ins by Act 1 of 1983, s. 2. 8 Rebynoered by s. 2, ibid. 9 Subs. by Act 43 of 1971, s. 41, for the original cl. (b) (w.e.f. 1-2-1972). 7 tained, the prohibition or regulation of the use of unlicensed aerodromes and the fees which may be charged at those aerodromes to which the International Airports Authority Act, 1971 (43 of 1971) [or the National Airport Authority Act, 1985] 1* does not apply or is not made applicable: Provided that until the date determined by the Central Government under the proviso to sub-section (2) of section 16 of the International Airports Authority Act, 1971 (43 of 1971) any rule made under this clause may provide for the charging of fees for providing air traffic services (including aeronautical and flight information services), aeronautical communication and navigational aids and meteorological services at any aerodrome to which the said Act applies or is made applicable;] (c) the inspection and control of the manufacture, repair and maintenance of aircraft and of places where aircraft are being manufactured, repaired or kept; (d) the registration and marking of aircraft; (e) the conditions under which aircraft may be flown, or may carry passengers, mails or goods; or may be used for industrial purposes and the certificates, licences or documents to be carried by aircraft; (f) the inspection of aircraft for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this Act and the rules thereunder, and the facilities to be provided for such inspection; (g) the licensing of persons employed in the operation, manufacture, repair or maintenance of aircraft; (h) the air-routes by whhich and the conditions under which aircraft may enter or leave 2*[India], or may fly over 1*[India], and the places at which aircraft shall land; (i) the prohibition of flight by aircraft over any specified area, either absolutely or at specified times, or subject to specified conditions and exceptions; (j) the supply, supervision and control of air-route beacons, aerodrome lights, and lights at or in the neighbourhood of aerodromes or on or in the neighbourhood of air-routes; 3*[(jj) the installation and maintenance of lights on private property in the neighbourhood of aerodromes or on or in the neighbourhood of air-routes, by the owners or ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Ins. by Act 64 of 1985, s. 42 (w.e.f. 21-5-1986). 2 Subs. by Act 24 of 1948, s. 3, for the words "the Provinces". 3 Ins. by Act 37 of 1939, s. 4. 8 occupiers of such property, the payment by the Central Government for such installation and maintenance, and the supervision and control of such installation and maintenance, including the right of access to the property for such purposes;] (k) the signals to be used for purposes of communication by or to aircraft and the apparatus to be employed in signalling; (l) the prohibition and regulation of the carriage in aircraft of any specified article or substance; (m) the measures to be taken and the equipment to be carried for the purpose of ensuring the safety of life; (n) the issue and maintenance of log-books; (o) the manner and conditions of the issue or renewal of any licence or certificate under the Act or the rules, the examinations and tests to be undergone in connection therewith, the form, custody, production, endorsement, cancellation, suspension or surrender of such licence or certificate, or of any log-book; (p) the fees to be charged in connection with any inspection, examination, test, certificate or licence, made, issued or renewed under this Act; (q) the recognition for the purposes of this Act of licences and certificates issued elsewhere than in 1*[India] relating to aircraft or to the qualifications of persons employed in the operation, manufacture, repair or maintenance of aircraft; 2*** 3*[(qq) the prohibition of slaughtering and flaying of animals and of depositing rubbish, filth and other polluted and obnoxious matter within a radius of ten kilometres from the aerodrome reference point; and] (r) any matter subsidiary or incidental to the matters referred to in this sub-section. 4* * * * * ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Subs. by Act 24 of 1948, s. 3, for "the Provinces". 2 The word "and" omitted by Act 12 of 1972, s. 4. 3 Ins. by s. 4, ibid. 4 Sub-section (3) ins. by Act 5 of 1944, s. 3, omitted by Act 44 of 1960, s. 3. 9
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