Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Jyotiraditya M Scindia Chairs ‘Cargo Advisory Committee’ Meeting

The India’s Minister for Civil Aviation and Steel, Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia chaired the Cargo Advisory Committee meeting on 19th December 2023.

During the session, the committee deliberated on the need to enhance collaboration within the cargo industry.

Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia assured the members that the government will continue to adopt a proactive approach in responding to the concerns of the cargo industry and work towards fostering collaborative efforts among stakeholders.

Further, he also emphasized on the importance of having synergy between the ministry and other players of the industry to work closely to deliver as per the needs of the industry.

One of the key issues discussed was the need for a digital transformation in air cargo, encompassing E-KYC and digital shipping invoices.

The Minister requested the committee to prepare a detailed action plan in order to explore and implement digital transformations in the industry.

The committee also addressed various taxation and operational challenges brought forward by industry representatives, reflecting the Ministry’s commitment to a responsive and supportive regulatory environment.

Noteworthy, this meeting reinforced the Ministry’s dedication to fostering a vibrant and efficient cargo ecosystem, ensuring that the aviation sector continues to contribute significantly to the nation’s economic growth.

The meeting was attended by cargo industry players including AAICLAS, FFFAI, EICI, BlueDart Aviation, ACAAI, Adani Airports, DIAL, ACFI, DACAAI and SpiceJet. Secretary Civil Aviation, Shri Vumlunmang Vualnam, DG DGCA, Shri Vikram Devdutt, and senior officials were also present in the meeting.