Civil Aviation ministry has been working on the registration and flying permission for civilian drones in India. According to the reports, Civilian Drones are likely to be operational from this October month. Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey said that registration can be done online after following certain regulations in this regard. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had restricted use of drones in the year 2014. However, in November 2017, the ministry drafted norms for operating drones for civilian purposes.