Team Blitz India
New Delhi: Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on December 4 said the safety and security of air passengers was the top priority of the Government.
Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha during the Question Hour on the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament, Scindia said his ministry takes immediate action, including imposing penalty, as and when any airline or airport is found guilty.
“Safety and security is the priority of our ministry. For security, our institute BCAS (Bureau of Civil Aviation Security) keeps a keen watch on all airports and for safety DGCA issues CAR (Civil Aviation Rule) so that the safety of the passengers is kept in mind. Whenever any airline or airport is found guilty, a penalty is imposed on them by the ministry,” the minister said speaking in Hindi.
Scindia was responding to a question posed by his fellow Parliamentarian Kartikeva Sharma. Sharma asked whether the ministry was considering taking any step to safeguard the rights and the interests of the passengers taking into consideration some of the reported incidents when passengers were mistreated.