19 Nov 2021 Civil Aviation: E-Governance
- Recently the Ministry of Civil Aviation has launched e-Governance for Civil Aviation (e-GCA) online platform through which civil aviation will provide 298 services including pilot licensing and medical examination.
- The launch of the e-GCA project under the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) was part of the 100-day action plan for the aviation sector. The portal was developed by Tata Consultancy Services.
- It is a portal for dissemination of information and online, quick service delivery in a secure environment.
- It provides end-to-end solution for connectivity with all regional offices including multiple software applications.
- It will provide services to various DGCA stakeholders such as pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers, air traffic controllers, air operators, airport operators, flight training organisations, maintenance and design organisations.
- It aims to enhance the efficiency of various services of DGCA and increase accountability and transparency in all functions of DGCA.
- Eliminating operational inefficiencies
- Minimizing personal contact
- Improving regulatory reporting
- Enhancing Transparency
- Increasing Productivity
- As a single-window platform, it will drive a significant change through automation of process and functions of DGCA.
- It will provide a strong base for IT infrastructure and service delivery infrastructure.
- This is an important step towards ‘Ease of Doing Business’. This will strengthen 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, mainly dealing with safety issues.
- It is responsible for regulation of air transport services to/from/within India and enforcement of civil air rules, air safety and airworthiness standards.
- It also coordinates all regulatory functions with the International Civil Aviation Organization.