GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Defence

 

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 316

TO BE ANSWERED ON 21.11.2007

Exemption of Three Service Chiefs from Security Procedures at Airports.

316.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a)        whether his Ministry has taken up with the Ministry of Civil Aviation that three Service Chiefs be exempted from security procedures at civil airports in line with the treatment given to the Ministers and senior bureaucrats; and

(b)        if so, the reaction of the Ministry of Civil Aviation thereto?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF DEFENCE
(SHRI A.K. ANTONY)

 

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) Ministry of Civil Aviation and Bureau of Civil Aviation Security have stated that according exemption to Service Chiefs will lead to similar demands from some other authorities