Carriage By Air Amendment Bill 2015 and Carriage By Air Act 2016
① The Rajya Sabha passed this amendment bill 2nd March 2016.
② The bill will enhance compensation for air travellers in case of death, injury,1oss of baggage and even inordinate delay in flights.
③ The bill amends the Carriage By Air Act 1972, which regulates carriage by air and gives effect to Warsaw Convention 1929, Hauge Protocol 1955 and Montreal Convention 1999.
④ The Carriage Act has been amended in 2009 to incorporate provisions of Montreal Convention
⑤ The bill was introduced by Civil Aviation Minister Mr P Ashok Ganpathi Raju in Lok Sabha on Aug 7 2015. It empowers Union Government to make rules to carry out provisions of the Act.
⑥ It is expected the bill would bring legistlative character to international character with respect to compensation for air passengers.
⑦ It became act after receiving received the assent of the President on the 21st March, 2016