Drone Schools : Approval for establishing a Remote Pilot Training Organisation (RPTO) is granted as per Rule 39 of the Drone Rules,2021
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION

Lok Sabha

STARRED QUESTION NO.: 415
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 31st March 2022 

DRONE SCHOOLS

415. SHRICHANDRA SEKHAR SAHU
        SHRI GIRISH BHALCHANDRA BAPAT

Will the Minister of CIVIL AVIATION be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has approved Remote Pilot Training organisation or drone schools across the country and proposes for more such organisations in near future;

Drone Schools

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the criteria fixed for their approval;

(c) whether the Government has invited applications from drone industry for Production Linked Incentive;

(d) if so, the details thereof;

(e) the details of the applications received and those found fit for incentive so far; and

(f) the details of investments the Government proposes in this sector and employment opportunities likely to be generated therefrom in the country?

ANSWER
Minister of CIVIL AVIATION 

(Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia) 

(a) to (f): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

Statement in reply to Lok Sabha Starred Question no 415 due for answer on 31 March 2022.;;;(a) and (b) Approval for establishing a Remote Pilot Training Organisation (RPTO) is granted as per Rule 39 of the Drone Rules,2021.Any person who intends to obtain the authorisation to establish a RPTO shall submit an application to the Director General of Civil Aviation in Form DS on the Digital Sky Platform, along with the specified fees. As on 22nd March 2022, 18 Remote Pilot Training Organisation have been set up by entities under Government or private ownership. The State-wise list of RPTOs is at Annexure.; ; (c) to (e) The Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for drones and drone components has been notified on 30th September 2021 to promote the manufacturing of drones and drone components in India. On 10th March 2022, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has released the application form for the PLI scheme for drones and drone components. As on 22nd March 2022, one application has been received for the PLI scheme for drones and drone components. Last date for submission of application forms is 31st March 2022.;;(f) The Drone Rules, 2021,PLIscheme and the drone import policy may help to foster the domestic drones and drone components manufacturing industry with an investment of over INR 5,000 crore over the next three years. The annual sales turnover of the drone manufacturing industry may grow from INR 60 crore in 2020-21 to over INR 900 crore in FY 2023-24. The drone manufacturing industry is expected to generate over 10,000 jobs over the next three years.

Annexure Statement in reply to Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 415 for answer on 31stMarch, 2022

S No

State

Location

Name of the approved training organisation

1

Gujarat

Ahmadabad

Sanskardham Campus

2

Haryana

Gurugram

Drone Destination Pvt. Ltd.

3

Haryana

Bahadurgarh

Ganpati Aviation Solutions LLP

4

Haryana

Gurugram

Government Aviation Training Institute

5

Haryana

Gurugram

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi

6

Himachal Pradesh

Shahpur

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi

7

Jharkhand

Jamshedpur

Alchemist Aviation Pvt. Ltd.

8

Karnataka

Bengaluru

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi

9

Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi , MITS Gwalior

10

Maharashtra

Pune

Drone Acharya Aerial Innovation Pvt. Ltd.

11

Maharashtra

Pune

PBC's Aero Hub

12

Maharashtra

Baramati

Redbird Flight Training Academy Pvt. Ltd.

13

Maharashtra

Mumbai

The Bombay Flying Club

14

Telangana

Secunderabad

Flytech Aviation Academy

15

Telangana

Hyderabad

Telangana State Aviation Academy

16

Tamil Nadu

Chennai

CASR Anna University

17

Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh

Ambitions Flying Club Pvt. Ltd.

18

Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh

Pioneer Flying Academy Pvt. Ltd.



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