Kumar Rajesh Chandra: Chief of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security [ Current News (Concise) ]

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Chief of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) the aviation security wing of the Government is Senior IPS officer Kumar Rajesh Chandra as cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • He will succeed IPS officer G S Malhi due to completion of his tenure as BCAS chief in November 2012.
  • Kumar Rajesh Chandra is IPS officer of a 1985 batch of Bihar cadre.
  • Chandra was working as Additional Director General (Modernisation) of Bihar Police earlier to this appointment.

About Bureau of Civil Aviation Security

  • BCAS is a nodal self-governing agency of the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation for civil aviation security.
  • As a department of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) based on the recommendation of Pande Committee it was established as in January 1978.
  • BCAS became an independent agency of the Ministry of Civil Aviation as a result of the bombing of Air India Flight 182 (Kanishka) in 1985 by the Sikh militant group Babbar Khalsa in April 1987.
  • BCAS’s main function is to lay down values and events in respect of safety of civil flights at domestic and international airports in India.

- Published/Last Modified on: May 9, 2016