An Indian state government-owned firm, Andhra Pradesh State FiberNet Limited (APSFL) is floating a new corporation, “A.P. Drones Corporation”, which will be a completely state-owned subsidiary related to Drones. This is for the first time ever when a drone corporation will be owned by a government in India. As part of the team building activity, the APSFL is looking for an experienced and entrepreneurial executive to lead the company in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on contract basis. The last date for the interview is December 11, 2017. For more details, visit the website.
Use of drones has really taken off in India with various government departments actively using them for various needs. Naturally, this has also seen a proliferation of local and foreign drone companies in the country, even though the lack of a clear-cut policy for the sector had been holding it down. Now, the central government has finally set in motion the process to clear the way for their use in India with a draft policy. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) came out with the draft policy for the use of commercial drones in India early November inviting comments from the industry and general public. With today (December 1) being the last date for submitting comments, the policy is now expected to be finalized by DGCA by January next year, following which it will go to Parliament for approval.