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E-Governance in Civil Aviation

19th November, 2021 Economy

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Context:

  • 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 services provided to various DGCA stakeholders such as Pilots, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Air Traffic Controllers, Air Operators, Airport Operators, Flying Training Organizations, Maintenance and Design organizations etc. are now available on the eGCA online.
  • The applicants would now be able to apply for various services and upload their documents online.
  • The applications would be processed by DGCA Officials and approvals and licenses would be issued online. 

About E-GCA:

  • The project has been aimed at automation of the processes and functions of DGCA.
  • It covers 99 services covering about 70% of the DGCA work being implemented in the initial phases.
  • 198 services will be covered in other phases.
  • The e-platform provides an end-to-end solution including various software applications.
  • It provides connectivity with all the regional offices.
  • It has a ‘portal’ for dissemination of information and for providing online and speedy service delivery in a secure environment. 

 

Benefits of It:

  • eliminating operational inefficiencies,
  • minimizing personal interaction,
  • improving regulatory reporting,
  • enhancing transparency and increasing productivity
  • The project will provide a strong base for IT infrastructure and service delivery framework.

 

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.