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20 historic changes in India’s new draft drone rules 2021

India has decided to free its drone industry from countless complexities and sluggish bureaucracy. The new draft drone rules proposed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) – Drone Rules, 2021 – promise to bring in an era of trust, self-certification, and non-intrusive monitoring. Here are the 20 biggest takeaways…

  1. Abolition of approvals: You no longer need to apply for unique authorization number, unique prototype identification number, certificate of conformance, certificate of maintenance, import clearance, operator permit, authorization of R&D organization, student remote pilot license, remote pilot instructor authorization, and drone port authorization. As such, the number of forms that a business would typically be required to fill have been reduced from 25 to just 6.
  2. Licensing fee: The fee for various licenses has been brought down to nominal levels. In contrast to the earlier set of regulations, in Drone Rules, 2021, the licensing fee is not linked to the…

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Source: dronedj.com