New Delhi. 01 June 2016. The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India (DGCA) and the French Civil Aviation Authority – Direction Generale de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC) of France to implement Technical Cooperation Programme for promotion and implementation of Standards and Recommended Practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The MoU has been signed on behalf of the two countries after its approval by the two Governments and would be for a term of four years.

The Technical Cooperation programme will be beneficial for enhancement of skills and expertise of DGCA’s officers. This MoU is also beneficial for implementation of the cooperation between the two parties for imparting training of engineers, technicians, managers etc.

It will also include any other subject that is relevant to the common DGAC and DGCA areas of interest.

For this purpose, the Parties undertake to cooperate through the following actions:

a) By exchanging information concerning the various techniques used to reach the objectives;

b) By sending French experts or instructors to India for training missions; and

c) By receiving experts, or instructors of India, in France for training missions.

The specific activities to be performed by DGCA of India and the DGCA of France under this MOU will be carried out by mutual consent.