The aviation ministry of the central government is deciding to make it mandatory to for any domestic air travel carrying an Aadhar card or your passport as a proof of identity.
The Aviation Ministry is mulling the idea as it is looking to put four levels of offences — graded in terms of seriousness — in its proposed no-fly list, reports The Times Of India. According to the seriousness of the offence, the government will prescribe the restrictions on passengers be it engaging in unruly behaviour with airline staff or passengers.
Till date, passport was only mandatory for any international travels, and now the government is bringing the mandatory measure to domestic travels as well.
The measure has been adopted by the Centre after the unruly behaviour of the Shiv Sena MP, Ravindra Gaikwad against Air India staff which resulted in the MP being blacklisted from an of the airlines of the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) member carriers.
According to the Times report, aviation ministry is putting a draft civil aviation requirement (CAR) for public discussion next week itself, open to public suggestions.
The draft civil aviation requirement (CAR) will be put out for public discussion possibly next week itself, giving people 30 days to give their suggestions on the same. So by this June or July, we will have the entire thing in placeSource to Times of India
The Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) are being amended by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to facilitate such a list, the ministry of civil aviation said in a letter to Air India CMD, making an appeal to him to lift the ban on Gaikwad.
"In order to deal with unruly passengers in a more effective manner in future, an amendment to CAR is being drafted by the DGCA in consultation with this Ministry for establishing a national no-fly list," the letter said.
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha has been working on a no-fly list since 2016 however, the Gaikwad incident added a sense of urgency to the need for a policy, added the Times report.