The  Bureau of  Civil Aviation Security  was initially  set up  as  a Cell in the     Directorate General  of Civil Aviation  (DGCA) in January 1978 on the  recommendation of  the Pande Committee  constituted  in the  wake of the hijacking  of the Indian Airlines  flight  on  10th September , 1976.  The role of the Cell  was to coordinate, monitor, inspect and train personnel in Civil Aviation Security  matters.   


            The BCAS was reorganized into an independent  department on 1st April , 1987 under  the Ministry of Civil Aviation as a sequel  to the Kanishka Tragedy in June  1985.  The main responsibility of BCAS are lay down standards and measures in  respect of security of  civil flights   at International  and  domestic  airports in India.


BCAS is the regulatory authority for civil aviation security in India. It is headed by an officer of the rank of Director  General  of Police  and is designated  as Director General (Bureau of Civil Aviation). 

Director General (Bureau of Civil Aviation) is the appropriate authority for implementation of Annexure 17 to Chicago convention of International civil aviation organization (ICAO).  

Director General (Bureau of Civil Aviation) is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the National Civil Aviation Security Programme.


BCAS Hqrs is located at A Wing, I-III floor, Janpath Bhavan, Janpath, New Delhi-110001.  It has got four Regional Offices located at International airports i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.  The Regional Office is headed by an officer of the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Security (CA).


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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.


Conducting -

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.


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