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Government of India
Ministry of Civil Aviation
10-December-2010 16:3 IST
Civil Aviation Economic Advisory Council to Meet on 13 December, 2010


To meet the requirement for sustainable and inclusive growth, passenger facilitation and to elicit the view of stakeholders on issues that are predominantly economic, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has set up the Civil Aviation Economic Advisory Council (CAEAC) under the Chairmanship of the Secretary, Civil Aviation.  The first meeting of this Council is to be held on 13 December, 2010 in New Delhi in the presence of the Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Praful Patel.


The Members of the Council include CEOs of all scheduled domestic airlines; CEOs/CMDs of Airports Authority of India (AAI); Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL); Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL); representatives of Industry Association – Federation of Indian Airlines (FAI); Association of Private Airport Operators (APAO); Confederation of Indian Industry (CII); Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, (FICCI); Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM); Aviation Services Industry; Air Cargo Agents Association of India; representatives of Consumer Fora; representatives from Economic Research bodies; representative from International Air Transport Association (IATA); Aviation Experts; Legal, Cost and Chartered accounting professionals; President, Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI); Director General of Civil Aviation and the Economic Advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation.


The Terms of Reference (TOR) of CAEAC are:


·           To advise a suitable policy frame work for ensuring affordable air service to remote and underserved areas in the country.

·           To advise the Ministry in framing an appropriate regulatory frame work to ensure sustainability and viability of air transport services in India.

·           To assess the investment requirements and advise measures to boost investment in the Civil Aviation Sector in India.

·           To advise on all fiscal levies, charges and other budgetary matters connected with the Civil Aviation Sector.

·           To advise on comprehensive Regulatory Framework to protect consumer interest like Public disclosure of tariffs and conditions of service to passengers.

·           To advise on approaches to evolve a Policy framework for liberalization of international air services.


The Council will meet once in a quarter, deliberate on these issues and advise the Ministry of Civil Aviation from time to time.