Nation Current Affairs 03 Mar 2017 Stamping of hand bag ...

Stamping of hand baggage tags at 7 airports to continue

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 3, 2017, 7:09 am IST
Updated Mar 3, 2017, 7:10 am IST
The BCAS had issued a circular on February 23 declaring doing away with the mandatory practice.
The BCAS had issued a circular on February 23 declaring doing away with the mandatory practice of putting security stamp on the hand baggage tags at seven airports. (Photo: Representational Image)
 The BCAS had issued a circular on February 23 declaring doing away with the mandatory practice of putting security stamp on the hand baggage tags at seven airports. (Photo: Representational Image)

New Delhi: A recent decision to do away with the tagging of the fliers’ hand baggage at seven airports has been temporarily shelved due to want of the requisite security gadgets.

The decision, to stay the order of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security was taken on Thursday during a high-level meeting chaired by Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju and his counterpart in the civil aviation ministry Jayant Sinha.

 

The BCAS had issued a circular on February 23 declaring doing away with the mandatory practice of putting security stamp on the hand baggage tags at seven airports with “immediate effect”, despite an objection by the CISF.

Officials said it was decided to form a committee comprising senior officials from the BCAS, CISF and operators of the seven airports — Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Cochin, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad — to plug the “grey” areas at these facilities so that the possibility of any security breach can be ruled out once the procedure of stamping is done away with.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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