The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).
Rakesh Asthana (born March 9, 1961) is an Indian IPS Officer from Ranchi, Jharkhand. Moreover, he is the 1984 batch pass out of the Gujarat cadre. He was previously serving in as the Deputy Special Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation.
He was designated as the new Director-General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) on 18 Jan 2019.
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security was at first set up as a Cell in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in January 1978 on the suggestion of the Pande Committee comprised in the wake of the commandeering of the Indian Airlines trip on 10th September 1976. The job of the Cell was to facilitate, screen, assess and train faculty in Civil Aviation Security matters.
The BCAS was redesigned into an autonomous office on first April 1987 under the Ministry of Civil Aviation as a continuation of the Kanishka Tragedy in June 1985. The primary obligation of BCAS is to set down models and measures in regard to the security of common flights at International and local air terminals in India.