With a view to present a roadmap for the aviation industry’s growth in the country, apex industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is preparing a draft paper on the sector, a top industry official said.

“We are preparing a draft paper on the national aviation policy...the draft paper will address issues concerning the aviation sector in totality and not just those of air-carriers,” Paramount Airways’ Managing Director and Head of CII’s National Committee on Civil Aviation M. Thiagarajan told PTI here.

The draft paper would include viewpoints on the sector from all stakeholders, including airlines, MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) players, charter operators, and airport operators, among others, Mr. Thiagarajan said.

The Committee was also preparing another draft paper on the sector for the budget, which would be presented to the Government soon, he said.

CII has recently set up the committee to work with all stakeholders, including the Government to come up with a holistic and sustainable development programme for the civil aviation sector.

“We never had any aviation policy. Other countries such as Australia have one and this provides clarity on the entire sector,” he said.

A proposal for formulating a comprehensive civil aviation policy is understood to be under the consideration of the Government since 2007.

However, the Government from time-to-time has undertaken various policy initiatives to give a fillip to the sector such as adopting a liberal approach by granting traffic rights to international carriers and developing metro city airports on the public private partnership (PPP) model

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