Facts for Prelims – 1st and 2nd April 2024

Bureau of Civil Aviation Security 

  • The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security is an attached office of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. It is the regulatory authority for civil aviation security in India. 
  • The main responsibilities of BCAS include laying down standards and measures with respect to security of civil flights at international and domestic airports in India 
  • Functions  
    • Laying down Aviation Security Standards in accordance with Annex 17 to Chicago Convention of ICAO for airport operators, airlines operators, and their security agencies responsible for implementing AVSEC measures. 
    • Monitoring the implementation of security rules and regulations and carrying out survey of security needs. 
    • Ensure that the persons implementing security controls are appropriately trained and possess all competencies required to perform their duties. 
    • Planning and coordination of Aviation security matters. 
    • Surprise/Dummy checks to test professional efficiency and alertness of security staff. 
    • Mock exercise to test efficacy of Contingency Plans and operational preparedness of the various agencies. 


  • SEBI Complaints Redress System (SCORES) is an online platform designed to help complainants to lodge their complaints, pertaining to securities market, online with SEBI against listed companies and SEBI registered intermediaries.  
  • All complaints received by SEBI against listed companies and SEBI registered intermediaries are dealt through SCORES. 
  • Complaints arising out of issues that are covered under SEBI Act, Securities Contract Regulation Act, Depositories Act and rules and regulation made there under and relevant provisions of Companies Act, 2013 

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