In a first, Centre unveils No Fly list rules; now passengers can be banned for 2 years; full details here

By: | Published: September 8, 2017 2:00 PM

Centre today has issued the final set of rules for the no fly list in a press conference. This is India's first ever no fly list guidelines. While announcing the rules, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha said that the motive behind this kind of list is to ensure the safety and security of passengers, which is the topmost priority for his ministry.

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Centre today has issued the final set of rules for the no fly list in a press conference. This is India’s first ever no fly list guidelines. While announcing the rules, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha said that the motive behind this kind of list is to ensure the safety and security of passengers, which is the topmost priority for his ministry. Meanwhile, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation confirmed that there will be three levels of unruly behaviour by the passengers. Under these levels, passengers can be banned for over 2 years depending upon the level of misdemeanor. Union Minister of Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju also took to Twitter to provide the details of the no fly list. Here are different levels of offence and the punishment for them:

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1. Level 1 – Under this category, the passengers with unruly physical gestures, verbal harassment and unruly inebriation will be punished. The punishment will be a ban up to 3 months.

2. Level 2 – Any passenger who is involved in physically abusive behaviour like pushing, kicking, hitting or inappropriate touching will be banned under this category. The punishment will be a ban of up to 6 months.

3. Level 3 – In case of life threatening behaviour which includes assaults, damage to aircraft systems etc, the passengers can face a ban of minimum 2 years.

The final decision on any case will be taken by an independent committee under a retired District Judge within a period of 30 days of the alleged offence, said Raju while adding that the No-Fly ban will be in addition to any statutory legal action that can be taken against the offender under existing laws. During the press conference he said that if MHA informs about a certain individual then that person will also be added in the No-Fly List.

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