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E-Governance for Civil Aviation

  • 18 Nov 2021
  • 2 min read

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Recently, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has launched the e-Governance for Civil Aviation (e-GCA) online platform through which the Civil Aviation will provide 298 services including pilot licensing and medical examination.

  • The launch of the e-GCA project under DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) was part of the 100-day plan for the aviation sector. The portal was developed by Tata Consultancy Services.

Key Points

  • About:
    • It is a portal for the dissemination of information and providing online, speedy service delivery in a secure environment.
    • It offers an end-to-end solution including several software applications, connectivity with all the regional offices.
    • It will provide services to various DGCA stakeholders such as Pilots, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Air Traffic Controllers, Air Operators, Airport Operators, Flying Training Organizations, Maintenance and Design organizations, among others.
  • Aim:
    • It aims at enhancing the efficiency of the various services of DGCA and increasing accountability and transparency across all DGCA functions.
  • Benefits:
    • Eliminating operational inefficiencies
    • Minimizing personal interaction
    • Improving regulatory reporting
    • Enhancing transparency
    • Increasing productivity
  • Significance:
    • As a single-window platform it will induce a monumental change through the automation of the process and functions of DGCA.
    • It will offer a strong base of IT infrastructure and service delivery framework.
    • It is a step towards ‘ease of doing business’. It would add significant value to the safety regulatory framework of DGCA.

Directorate General of Civil Aviation

  • It is an attached office of the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
  • It is the regulatory body in the field of Civil Aviation primarily dealing with safety issues.
  • It is responsible for regulation of air transport services to/from/within India and for enforcement of civil air regulations, air safety and airworthiness standards.
  • It also co-ordinates all regulatory functions with the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

Source: PIB

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