Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) to issue technical norms for new security technology to screen cabin bags in airports.

 

About Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)

  • The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) was initially set up as a Cell in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in January 1978 on the recommendation of the Pande Committee.
  • The BCAS was reorganised into an independent department under the Ministry of Civil Aviation on 1st April, 1987.
  • The main responsibilities of BCAS include laying down standards and measures with respect to security of civil flights at international and domestic airports in India.
  • It has got four Regional Offices located at International airports i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.

 

Functions

  • Laying down Aviation Security Standards in accordance with Annex 17 to Chicago Convention of ICAO for airport operators, airlines operators, and their security agencies responsible for implementing AVSEC measures.
  • Monitoring the implementation of security rules and regulations and carrying out survey of security needs.
  • Ensure that the persons implementing security controls are appropriately trained and possess all competencies required to perform their duties.
  • Planning and coordination of Aviation security matters.
  • Surprise/Dummy checks to test professional efficiency and alertness of security staff.
  • Mock exercise to test efficacy of Contingency Plans and operational preparedness of the various agencies.