Government releases all-new Drone Rules 2021: Details here

The unwinding in rules specify, no exceptional status is presently needed before any enlistment or permit issuance for the activity of robots.

In a bunch of reformist guidelines which will essentially change the Indian scene for drones, the Center on Thursday gave new standards for their use in the country. The unwinding in rules specify, no exceptional status is presently needed before any enlistment or permit issuance for the activity of robots. While the expenses for authorizations to work drones has been diminished to ostensible levels, the new standards state.

Robot halls will be produced for load conveyances. It has been indicated that the inclusion of robots under Drone Rules 2021 has expanded from 300 kilograms to 500 kilograms to incorporate weighty payload-conveying robots and robot taxis, it added. A portion of the endorsements annulled under the new guidelines are incorporate one of a kind authorisation number, interesting model ID number, authentication of conformance, declaration of support, administrator grants, authorisation of Research and Development Association and far off pilot educator authorisation, the principles added.


The greatest punishment under Drone Rules, 2021 has been decreased to Rs one lakh. This will notwithstanding, not have any significant bearing on punishments in regard to infringement of different laws. The intuitive airspace map with green, yellow, and red zones will be shown on the advanced sky stage. The yellow zone has been decreased from 45 kilometres to 12 kilometres from the air terminal edge.

No consent is needed for working a robot in green zones and up to 200 feet nearby somewhere in the range of 8 and 12 km from the air terminal edge. Online enrollment, all things considered, will occur through the Digital Sky Platform. The simple cycle endorsed for move and de-enrollment of robots, it added.

A simple chance accommodated the regularization of existing robots in the country. No pilot permit is presently needed for working nano drones and miniature robots for non-business use, the standards state. Wellbeing highlights like ‘No authorization – no take-off’ (NPNT), ongoing following guide, geo-fencing and so on to be told in future. A base half-year lead time will be accommodated consistently.

All robot preparation and assessment are to be done by an approved robot school. Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will endorse preparing necessities, manage drone schools and give pilot licenses on the web, it added. Type Certification of robots designated to Quality Council of India and affirmation elements approved by it. No prerequisite of the type declaration, interesting ID number, earlier authorization and distant pilot permit for innovative work elements.

Notwithstanding, the import of robots will be managed by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). Automated Aircraft Systems Promotion Council to be set up to work with a business-accommodating administrative system. Prior to July this year, the Ministry of Civil Aviation had delivered the refreshed ‘The Drone Rules, 2021’ for a public meeting.