th Aug 2021; Suggestions or objections, if any, should be addressed to Shri Kameshwar Mishra, Ministry of Civil Aviation, B Block, Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, New Delhi or mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Suggestions for draft Drone Rules, 2021”. Any suggestion or objection received with respect to the said draft rules before the expiry of the period specified above maybe considered by the Central Government.
Page 2 of 15 Draft Rules PART I PRELIMINARY 1. Short title, commencement and application. — (1) These rules maybe called the Drone Rules, 2021. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. (3) They shall apply to, – (a) All persons owning or possessing or engaged in exporting, importing, manufacturing, trading, leasing, operating, transferring or maintaining a drone in India and (b) all drones that are being operated for the time being, in or over India. (4) The provisions contained in the Aircraft Rules, 1937 shall not apply to drones and matters connected therewith or incidental thereto except for those provisions whose application is specifically provided in these rules. (5) In case of a drone with maximum all-up-weight more than 500 kilogram, the provisions of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 shall apply. (6) These rules shall not apply to drones used by the naval, military or air forces of the Union. (7) No person shall carryout any activity in contravention of these rules.