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Disposal of Unmanned Aircraft System(UAS)/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs)/remotely piloted Aircrafts (RPAS)/Drones - Customs - 32/2019

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..... red to as 'Drones') of various frequencies brought by the passengers at different Airports or imported at various ports, FPOs, etc., in contravention of the statutory requirements, have been absolutely confiscated as per legal process. Accordingly, the Customs field formations have sought the Board's guidelines for the disposal of such confiscated Drones. 2. The matter of disposal of the confiscated Drones has been examined in consultation with the regulatory agencies such as the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) Wing of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). During such consultation, the following points emanated, .....

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..... on of the Drones, as follows: "3.7 Civil RPA is categorized in accordance with Maximum All-Up-Weight (including payload) as indicated below: (i) Nano: Less than or equal to 250 grams. (ii) Micro: Greater than 250 grams and less than or equal to 2 kg. (iii) Small: Greater than 2 kg and less than or equal to 25 kg. (iv) Medium: Greater than 25 kg and less than or equal to 150 kg. (v) Large: Greater than 150 kg. b) All the Drones of all the categories shall be transferred to the warehouses of the following Customs formations, namely, Chennai (Airport), Delhi (IGLA), Kolkata (Airport) and Mumbai (Airport), which shall be the focal Commissionerates for stocking, segregation, joint inspection by all agencies and distribu .....

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..... rmation requiring the Drones for their operational purpose, shall make a request to the DGRI, which shall make a recommendation for approval to the Board. After such approval, the DRI may include the requirement of the field formation(s) to its own requirement for determining their total requirement; and convey the same to all the Focal Customs Commissionerates. b) The Focal Customs Commissionerates shall intimate DRI and the concerned Customs field formation about the availability/receipt of the Drones, and the DRI/Customs field formation will then identify and take possession of the Drones as per their requirement. c) The remaining stock of Drones will be distributed equally between the MoD & the MHA (and their constituent organ .....

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..... arters or the Additional/Joint Director of the Zonal Unit, as nominated by DG (DRI), shall be the nodal officer for the DRI; and (iii) The Nodal officers of the MoD and the MHA are given in Annexure-C. f) The MoD and the MHA will communicate the change of the Nodal Officers (or their authorized representatives) as-and-when such change happens, to the Commissioner (Investigation - Customs) at mgt.valavan@nic.in, CBIC. The Nodal officers shall, preferably, be at the level of Director/Deputy Secretary. g) The Additional/Joint Commissioner of Customs in-charge of Warehouse and Disposal of the Focal Customs Commissionerate will intimate the date and time of inspection of drones well in advance to the agencies concerned, and such date sh .....

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..... neral/Directors General are, hereby, directed to circulate these guidelines to all the formations under their charge. 6. Difficulties, if any, in implementation of these guidelines may be brought to the notice of the Board. 7. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority. Yours Sincerely, (Ranjana Chaudhary) Asst. Commissioner (Inv. - Cus) CBIC, New Delhi Annexure - A Mapping of Customs Zones to the Focal Customs Commissionerates for transfer of confiscated Drones S.No. Customs /CGST Zone Focal Customs Commissionerates 1 . Chennai, Tiruchirappalli (P), Thiruvananthapuram (Kochi), Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad .....

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..... Sh. Vaibhav Kumar Srivastava, Assistant Commandant 9899359226 3. NSG Major Surender Singh 9001733778/7976966601 AC-II Thorat BM 9340730105 4. NTRO Maj DS Sidhu (Retd), Senior Aviator 8019500111 5. CISF Sh. Shrikant Kishore, DIG 011-25673068/011-49654286 6. BSF Sh. D.S. Bisht, Commandant (Ops) 9856182908     DC (Mod), Prov Dte, BSF   &n .....

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