Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted conditional exemption to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the deployment of drones for live aerial cinematography of the India Cricket Season in 2021.
The Ministry had received requests in this regard. Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Amber Dubey said that the drone ecosystem is evolving rapidly in the country and its utilization is expanding from agriculture, mining, health care and disaster management to sports and entertainment. The granting of this permission is in line with the objectives of the Government of India to promote the commercial use of drones in the country. He added that the Drone Rules 2021 are in the final stages of discussion with the Law Ministry and approval is expected by March 2021.
The conditional exemption is valid till 31st of December 2021 from the date of issue of the letter or until the full operationalization of Digital Sky Platform-Phase-1. This exemption shall be valid only if all conditions and limitations are strictly adhered to. In case of violation of any condition, this exemption shall become null and void.
Source: News On Air