Hooghly Dock and Port Engineers Ltd
           Hooghly Dock and Port Engineers Limited (HDPEL), Kolkata became a Central Public
      Sector undertaking in 1984. The Company has two working units in Howrah district of West
      Bengal, one at Saikia and another at Nazirgunge. The installed capacity in shipbuilding is 1,100
      tonnes per annum and in ship repairs 125 ships per annum. Apart from a dry dock and a jetty, it
      has six slipways. The yard is capable of constructing various types of ships (including passenger
      ships) and other vessels such as dredgers, tugs, floating dry docks, fishing trawlers, supply-cum-
      support vessels, multi purpose harbour, vessels, light house tender vessels, barges, mooring
      launches, etc., and undertaking repairs of different types of vessels.
      Civil Aviation
           The Ministry of Civil Aviation is responsible for formulation of national policies and
      programmes for the development and regulation of the civil aviation sector in the country. It is
      responsible for the administration of the Aircract Act, 1934, Aircraft Rules, 1937 and various
      other legislations pertaining to the aviation sector in the country. In addition to primary functions
      of framing of policies, the Ministry provides guidance to the organisation in the implementation
      of policy guidelines, monitors and evaluates their activities and also provides their interface with
      the Parliament. It also supervises implementation by the organizations of special programmes of
      the Government, particularly those intended for weeker sections of society.
      Relevant Website: www.civilaviation.gov.in
      National Civil Aviation Policy
           For the first time since Independence and Integrated Civil Aviation Policy was notified in
      June, 2016, which aims at creating an ecosystem that will push the growth of the civil aviation
      sector, which in turn, would promote tourism, increase employment and lead to a balanced
      regional growth. The Policy aims to take flying to the masses by making it affordable and
      convenient, enhance ease of doing business through deregulation, simplified procedures and e-
      governance and promote the entire aviation sector chain in a harmonized manner covering cargo,
      MRO, general aviation, aerospace manufacturing and skill development.
      Regional Connectivity Scheme
           The Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)-UDAN was envisaged in National Civil Aviation
      Policy (NCAP) 2016 with the twin objective of promoting balanced regional growth and making
      flying affordable for masses. The Scheme, which will be in operation for a period of 10 years,
      envisages providing connectivity to un-served and underserved airports of the country through
      revival of existing air strips and airports.
      Air Sewa
           Air Sewa is an initiative of the Ministry of Civil Aviation launched 2016 to offer people a
      convenient and hassle-free air travel experience. It works through an interactive web portal
      (airsewa.gov.in) or a mobile app for both android and iOS platforms that includes a mechanism
      for grievance redressal, back-office operations for grievance handling flight status/schedule
      information, airport Information and FAQS, Air Sewa initiative has integrated various
      stakeholders in aviation sector with whom an air traveller has to interact during the air travel.