Saturday, 28 January 2017

Carriage By Air Amendment Bill 2015 and Carriage By Air Act 2016

Carriage By Air Amendment Bill 2015 and Carriage By Air Act 2016

Carriage By Air Amendment Bill 2015 and Carriage By Air Act 2016

Important Points

The Rajya Sabha passed this amendment bill 2nd March 2016.

The bill will enhance compensation for air travellers in case of death, injury,1oss of baggage and even inordinate delay in flights.

The bill amends the Carriage By Air Act 1972, which regulates carriage by air and gives effect to Warsaw Convention 1929, Hauge Protocol 1955 and  Montreal Convention 1999.



The Carriage Act has been amended in 2009 to incorporate provisions of Montreal Convention

The bill was introduced by Civil Aviation Minister Mr P Ashok Ganpathi Raju in Lok Sabha on Aug 7 2015. It empowers Union Government to make rules to carry out provisions of the Act.

It is expected the bill would bring legistlative character to international character with respect to compensation for air passengers.

It became act after receiving  received the assent of the President on the 21st March, 2016

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