The Personnel Licensing Section is established primarily to enable the DGCA to comply with the Chicago Convention and ICAO Annex 1 requirements. The activities involved in Personnel Licensing are such that it requires the establishment of a licensing system and a specific FSD/PEL Section. Personnel Licensing covers a number of disciplines and functional areas.
These essential functions include but are not limited to:
a) Drafting and amendment of rules relating to the training and licensing of aviation personnel;
b) Assessment and approval of training courses, applications and issuance of licenses and ratings;
c) Application of medical fitness assessments relating to license requirements;
d) Approval, issuance and validation of licenses and ratings issued by other Contracting States;
e) Approval of designation and supervision of individuals or organizations delegated to perform specific tasks on behalf of the personnel licensing division;
f) Developing and maintaining the regulations, standards and procedures for the certification of flight training organizations.
g) Developing and administering:
i. Knowledge exams for the licensing of aviation personnel;
ii. Skill testing standards and guides for the licensing of aviation personnel; and
iii. a flight test examiner program for the skill testing of applicants for licenses and ratings.