National Air Sports Policy 2022 - Draft

The government has prepared a draft National Air Sports Policy (NASP 2022) to promote air sports in India.
Abhinaya M

Updated: Feb 15, 2022 02:27:26 pm

15 February 2022 Current Affairs:The government has prepared a draft National Air Sports Policy (NASP 2022) to promote air sports in India.

Highlights
  • The government has received the feedback. It examines the comments on the draft National Air Sports Policy.
  • Under the policy, domestic design, development & manufacturing of air sporting goods will be promoted in line with Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
  • The policy seeks to form India a worldwide hub for air sports.
  • It will cover most air sports like aerobatics, amateur-built & experimental aircraft, aeromodelling, drones, ballooning, gliding, paragliding micro-lighting & paramotoring skydiving, glide, and vintage aircraft.
  • The GST Council will rationalize the GST rate on-air sporting goods to five or less during a bid to form air sports affordable to the common public.
Aim 
  • The policy seeks to form India together of the highest air sports nations by 2030. 
  • Its mission is to supply a secure, accessible, affordable, enjoyable, and sustainable air sports ecosystem in the country. 
  • It seeks to leverage India's huge potential for air sports due to its diverse topography, geographical expanse, and fair-weather conditions.
Air Sports Federation of India (ASFI)
  • Under the policy, ASFI will be established because of the apex administration. 
  • It'll handle day to day activities of associations for every air sport. For instance, the Skydiving Association of India, the Paragliding Association of India, etc. 
  • Air Sports associations will be accountable to ASFI for providing safe, affordable, accessible, enjoyable, and sustainable conduct of their respective air sport. 
  • It'll represent India at FAI and other international platforms associated with air sports.
  • ASFI will take penal action in financial penalties, dismissal or suspension, against air sports associations, just in case they're unable to enforce safety standards.
Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI)
  • FAI is the world administration for air sports, headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. 
  • All competitions in India will be conducted following guidelines laid down by FAI.
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