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DGCA DRONE RULES 2021# REGISTRATION OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM

1. General

(1) No person shall operate an unmanned aircraft system without first registering it on the digital sky platform and obtaining a unique identification number, unless exempted from the requirement of a unique identification number under these rules.

(2) A registration record shall be maintained by the Director General of all such unmanned aircraft systems to which unique identification number has been issued under these rules.

(3) It shall be the responsibility of the person operating an unmanned aircraft system to ensure that such unmanned aircraft system conforms to a valid type certificate.

2. Application and procedure for registration

(1) Any person who intends to register and obtain a unique identification number for his unmanned aircraft system shall make an application in Form D-2 on the digital sky platform along with the fee as specified in rule 46 and provide requisite details including the unique number of the type certificate to which such unmanned aircraft system conforms to.

(2) The digital sky platform shall verify the details and issue a unique identification number to the applicant.

(3) The unique identification number of an unmanned aircraft system shall be linked to the unique serial number provided by the manufacturer and the unique serial numbers of its flight control module and remote pilot station.

(4) No person shall replace the flight control module or remote pilot station of an unmanned aircraft system whose serial number is linked to such unmanned aircraft system’s unique identification number, without first updating, on the digital sky platform, the unique serial number of the new flight control module or remote pilot station, within a period of seven days from the date of such replacement or before operating such unmanned aircraft system, whichever is earlier.

3. Registration of existing unmanned aircraft systems

(1) A person owning an unmanned aircraft system manufactured in India or imported into India on or before the 30th day of November, 2021 shall, within a period of thirty one days falling after the said date, make an application to register and obtain a unique identification number for his unmanned aircraft system and provide requisite details in Form D-2 on the digital sky platform along with the fee as specified in rule 46.

(2) The digital sky platform shall verify the details furnished under sub-rule (1) and issue a unique identification number to the applicant, if the unmanned aircraft system––

(a) has a valid Drone Acknowledgement Number issued by the digital sky platform on or before the date mentioned in sub-rule (1);

(b) has a Goods and Service Tax paid invoice for the unmanned aircraft system; and

(c) is part of the list of unmanned aircraft systems published on the digital sky platform by the Director General.

4. Transfer of unmanned aircraft systems

(1) A person may transfer an unmanned aircraft system to another person by way of sale, lease, gift or any other mode, after providing requisite details of the transferor, transferee and unique identification number of the unmanned aircraft system in Form D-3 on the digital sky platform, along with the fee as specified in rule 46.

(2) A transfer referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be effected in the registration record maintained by the Director General and a transaction number shall be generated by the digital sky platform after electronic verification of the transferor, transferee and the unique identification number.

5. Deregistration of unmanned aircraft systems

(1) Where an unmanned aircraft system registered in a person’s name is either permanently lost or permanently damaged, he shall, on arriving at a reasonable conclusion that it is so lost or damaged, apply for deregistration of such unmanned aircraft system by submitting an application in Form D-3 on the digital sky platform along with the fee as specified in rule 46.

(2) The deregistration referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be effected in the registration record maintained by the Director General and a transaction number shall be generated by the digital sky platform

To Verify, Please go through the Digital Sky Platform

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