Airlines will have to take action against flyers without mask, says DGCA
IANS 18 August 2022
In light of the rising Covid cases in several parts of the country, the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday made it mandatory for passengers to follow Covid protocols and wear masks inside the aircraft.
 
The regulator said that in view of the rise in the number of Covid cases, the airlines have been advised again on August 16, to strictly comply with Covid protocols inside the aircraft.
 
Airlines have to ensure that all passengers are wearing face masks properly and arrange for their proper sanitisation throughout the journey.
 
"In case a passenger does not comply with the directions, strict action will be taken by airlines against the passenger," said the regulator.
 
A senior DGCA official said that random checks will be carried out to monitor the compliance. "Yes, it is getting serious and in view of this, we have reiterated our instructions to the stakeholders yesterday. We will follow it up with random checks," he said.
 
As per information from the Health Ministry, India has reported 9,062 Covid infections and 36 deaths in the last 24 hours and the active caseload currently stands at 1,05,058.
 
Disclaimer: Information, facts or opinions expressed in this news article are presented as sourced from IANS and do not reflect views of Moneylife and hence Moneylife is not responsible or liable for the same. As a source and news provider, IANS is responsible for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this article.
Comments
Why the Plea for a Centralised Database for Unclaimed Public Money Required Public Interest Litigation
Sucheta Dalal, 19 August 2022
On 12th August, the bench of justices S Abdul Nazeer and JK Maheswari of the Supreme Court of India (SC) were pleased to issue a notice to the ministries of finance, corporate affairs, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Securities &...
Investment Advice Will Not Reach the Masses if SEBI Regulations Are Implemented Strictly and Customer Needs Ignored
Debashis Basu, 19 August 2022
Media reports suggest that the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) wants to redefine the services of research analysts (RAs) and investment advisers (IAs), by tweaking the regulations that govern them, once more. Let me...
RBI Invites Public Comments on Charges in Payment Systems Business
IANS 18 August 2022
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released a discussion paper on "Charges in Payment Systems" for public feedback, the central bank said in a release.
 
Feedback may be provided in respect of questions raised therein,...
Reserve Bank of India tightens noose on fraudulent Chinese lending apps
IANS 18 August 2022
Chinese digital loan apps were utilising the loophole in the regulatory guidelines to dupe Indian clients. As fintech companies were unlikely to get fresh non-banking financial companies (NBFC) license from RBI to offer loans, they...
Free Helpline
Legal Credit
Feedback