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This File was last Updated/Modified: November 03 2014 16:54:47.Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Civil Aviation

Dated 10th November 2000


1. Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation Chairman
2. Director General, Tourism Member
3. Addl. Secretary (Commerce) Member
4. Director General Civil Aviation Member
5. Adviser (PAMD). Planning Commission Member
6. Addl. Adviser (Tpt.), Planning Commission Member
7. Director, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. Bangalore Member
8. Director (Tpt.), Planning Commission Member
9. Director, National Aeronautics Laboratory, Bangalore Member
10. Senior Director. Deptt. of Electronics Member
11 Director General I.I.F.T. Member
12. Managing Director, Air India Ltd. Member
13. Managing Director. Indian Airlines Ltd. Member
14. Representative of CII Member
15. Managing Director, Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. Member
16. Chairman. Airport Authority of India Member
17. Director, IGRUA Member
18. Representative of IDFC Member
19. Shri R.M.H. Jung Member
20. Shri Cyrus Guzder Member
21. Representative of Ministry of Civil Aviation Convenor

Terms and reference :

  1. To review the physical and financial performance of various constituent units of Ministry of Civil Aviation indicating the achievements and failures with particular reference to Ninth Five Year Plan targets.
  2. To identify the reasons for slow growth in air passenger traffic (both international and domestic) during Ninth Plan period.
  3. To project growth in passenger and cargo traffic (both international and domestic) and assess the capacity requirements in terms of passenger seats and cargo volumes for each year of the Tenth Plan.
  4. To formulate strategy for development of Civil Aviation with particular reference to the need
    1. to involve private sector participation both for bridging the gap in resources for financing the projects and for infusing professionalism in management
    2. to set-up a regulatory framework for truly competitive services in the sector with a view to protecting interests of all shareholders.
    3. to ensure long-term viability of the constituent units in the sector.
    4. to promote growth of tourism and commerce.
  5. To formulate programme for the development of the constituent units of Civil Aviation Sector: separately indicating the physical targets and financial outlays for each year of the Tenth Five Year Plan showing distinctly the requirements for replacements, modernization and augmentation of capacity, taking into account the role of private sector, technological developments and the need for making the sector commercially viable in a competitive domestic and international environment.
  6. To assess the internal resources of the Sector in the Tenth Plan and suggest measures to augment them so as to make the sector self-reliant.
  7. To review the progress in restructuring of international airports on long-term lease basis for private sector management with a view to upgrading them to world class standards and suggest future course of action in this regard.
  8. To review the progress made in disinvestment of equity and transfer of management controls to strategic alliance partners joint venture partners in the national carriers of Air India and Indian Airlines and suggest future course of action in that regard.
  9. To review the policy regarding bilateral air services agreement and suggest measures for augmentation of air seat capacity on all busy international sectors connecting India having regard to the need for promotion of trade and tourism.
  10. To review the progress made in improvement of air connectivity in the North-East and other remote areas for provision of reliable air services and, in this context, review of the Route Dispersal Guidelines.
  11. To assess the requirement of funds for investment in development of airports in the North-Eastern Region.
  12. To assess the security, safety and allied support requirements for Civil Aviation sector in the Tenth Plan period.
  13. Any other item considered important by the Working Group.

The Chairman of the Working Group may co-opt officials or non-officials as members and constitute sub-groups, if considered necessary.

The non-official members of the Working Group will be paid TA/DA at the rate applicable to Grade-I officers of the Central Government for attending meetings of the Working group.

The working group will submit its report to the Planning Commission by 31st March, 2001.