Drone Rule 2021 replaces UAS Rule 2021 (released March 12, 2021). The final receipt date for public comments is August 5, 2021.
The center has released a new draft national policy on the use of drones.
Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has released Updated – The Drone Rules, 2021 for Public Consultation. Built for trust, self-authentication, and non-intrusive monitoring, Drone Rule 2021 replaces UAS Rule 2021 (released March 12, 2021). The final receipt date for public comments is August 5, 2021.
Draft drone rules, important points from 2021 are:
- Obsolete Approval: Unique Approval Number, Unique Prototype Identification Number, Conformity Certificate, Maintenance Certificate, Import Permit, Acceptance of Existing Drone, Operator Permit, R & D Organization Approval, Student Remote Pilot License, Remote Pilot Instructor Approval, drone port approval, etc.
- The number of forms has been reduced from 25 to 6.
- Prices have been reduced to the nominal level. It has nothing to do with the size of the drone.
- Safety features such as “No Permission-No Takeoff” (NPNT), real-time tracking beacon, and geo-fencing will be announced in the future. A 6-month lead time is provided for compliance.
- The Digital Sky Platform will be developed as a business-friendly single-window online system.
- The Digital Sky Platform has a minimal human interface and most privileges are self-generated.
- An interactive airspace map with green, yellow, and red zones is displayed on the Digital Sky Platform.
- The yellow zone has decreased from 45km to 12km from the airport area.
- You do not need a flight permit of up to 400 feet in the Green Zone and up to 200 feet in areas 8-12 km from the airport.
- Microdrones (non-profit), nanodrones, and R & D organizations do not require a pilot license.
- There are no restrictions on the operation of drones by foreign-affiliated companies registered in India.
- Import of drones and drone components regulated by DGFT.
- No security clearance is required prior to registration or license issuance.
- No airworthiness certificate, unique identification number, prior permission, and remote pilot license for R & D entities are required.
- The scope of drones under the Drone Regulations increased from 300 kg to 500 kg in 2021. This also covers drone taxis.
- All drone training and testing is carried out by an accredited drone school. DGCA shall specify training requirements, oversee the drone school and provide pilot licenses online.
- Issuance of airworthiness certificates delegated to the Indian Quality Council and its approved certification bodies.
- Manufacturers may generate a unique identification number for the drone on the Digital Sky platform via a self-certification route.
- A simpler process defined for drone forwarding and deregistration.
- The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and Training Procedure Manual (TPM) are specified by DGCA on the Digital Sky Platform for user self-monitoring. No approval is required unless there is a significant deviation from the prescribed procedure.
- Maximum penalty based on drone rules, reduced to 1 rupee in 2021. However, this shall not apply to penalties for violations of other laws.
- The drone corridor will be developed for freight delivery.
- A drone promotion council established to promote a business-friendly regulatory system.
July 15, 2021 15:44:16 IST
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