The civil aviation ministry on Friday scrapped the requirement of drone pilot licence for working drones within the nation. The Distant Pilot Certificates (RPC) issued by a DGCA-approved drone college by way of the only window DigitalSky Platform shall be enough for working a drone in India, in keeping with an official. The official additionally mentioned that no distant pilot certificates shall be required for working a drone as much as 2kg for non-commercial functions.

A notification amending Drone Guidelines has been issued by the ministry and the requirement of a drone pilot licence has been abolished with impact from February 11.

The most recent transfer comes days after the federal government banned import of drones with sure exceptions as a part of efforts to advertise home manufacturing of drones within the nation.

The ministry got here out with liberalised drone guidelines in August 2021.

After the foundations, the ministry issued the drone airspace map and Product Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme in September 2021, UTM coverage framework in October 2021. Moreover, drone certification scheme and single window DigitalSky Platform had been put in place final month.

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