Speaking during the debate on Union Budget 2019-20 in Lok Sabha, the BJP leader expressed confidence that the Centre will not only meet its target of $5-trillion economy but reach the $10 trillion mark.
The minister of state for civil aviation defeated Congress's Gopal Prasad Sahu, officials said.
Speaking at a session hosted by the Indian Chamber of Commerce here, Sinha said the government was taking steps to make Air India a vibrant global airline and benchmark some of its services with the best in the world.
Chief Minister Raghubar Das and Union Minister Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu accompanied Sinha as he submitted the papers to the Hazaribagh Deputy Commissioner-cum-Returning Officer.
"As per the direction by the district administration, the FIR was filed against Jayant Sinha yesterday (Monday) under Section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC and under Section 123 of the People's Representation (PR) Act at the Khelgaon police station in Ranchi," a police officer said.
'We are strictly following all guidelines of the Air Force, and we will continue to do that,' Sinha said on the sidelines of an event here.
"The Prime Minister will inaugurate a Medical College in Hazaribagh during his visit. He agreed to visit Hazaribagh after being impressed by the implementation of Central and state schemes in Hazaribagh," the Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation reporters here.
Dues against foreign scheduled and non-scheduled airline operators stood at Rs 312.27 crore, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
Stringent provisions are in place that allows the DGCA to deal with violations at various levels, including those related to airlines, pilots, crew members and other entities.
Air India holds the highest number of landing and takeoff slots in congested airports of Delhi and Mumbai.
"Department of Posts (DoP) has opened India Post Payments Bank for unbanked and underbanked people. There are lump sum 1.25 lakh branches. Shortly, it will have 1.5 lakh branches," Sinha said while unveiling post stamp on Mahamati Prannathji.
The Minister of State for Civil Aviation added that the country had transformed and that the priority now is to inform people about the change
The country has transformed and the priority now is to inform the people about this change, the minister said.
India in June shelved a plan to sell a majority stake in Air India due to lack of interest from bidders, in the latest setback to its ambitious efforts to rescue the ailing airline that has survived for years using taxpayer funds.
The scheme, also known as 'Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik', seeks to connect unserved and under-serve airports. To fund the scheme, an amount of Rs 5,000 is collected from airlines on every flight operated on major routes.
They soon rushed to the Well demanding an apology from the minister. They raised slogans such as "stop garlanding convicts" as Sinha responded to the question.
Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha stoked a controversy after he felicitated eight convicts in the Ramgarh lynching case when they came out of prison on bail last week.
While the Congress castigated Sinha for the move, the Union Minister of Civil Aviation issued a statement of clarification saying that he was “honouring the due process of law”.
Indian Oil Corporation Executive Director (West Bengal) Dipankar Ray, who was also travelling in the same flight, had complained of very "unprofessional and rude" behaviour from the airline staff.
During the meeting, the two ministers also discussed the feasibility of such seemless metro connectivity to airports in various cities, including Bengaluru, Pune, Lucknow, Nagpur and Hyderabad, the official added.
If a domestic airline cancels a flight or delays it for more than four hours, the passenger will be eligible for a full refund.
The party had yesterday alleged that chartered flights that were scheduled to carry its legislators along with those of the Congress from Bengaluru to Kochi were denied permission by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) at the last minute.
As his ministry firms up plans to achieve 1 billion passenger trips per annum within the next 15-20 years, Sinha said the capacity addition will come with other amenities such as use of digital technology for passenger verification and bringing about a paradigm shift in airport designs.
The regulations would be unveiled after extensive consultations with the security agencies, the manufacturers, the global regulators and innovators, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said at an event today.
However, he did not elaborate on the details of the proposed citizen charter. There were some initial reports that it would contain issues such as cancellation charges and making the airlines more passenger-friendly.