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eGCA: Jyotiraditya Scindia launches e-Governance in DGCA

Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M Scindia on Thursday dedicated e-Governance in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (eGCA), the e-governance platform in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to the nation
Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia launched e-Governance in Directorate General of Civil Aviation
Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia launched e-Governance in Directorate General of Civil Aviation

New Delhi: Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M Scindia on Thursday launched e-Governance in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (eGCA), the e-governance platform in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). "Adopting the vision of Prime Minister of Digital India, DGCA has implemented its e-governance platform eGCA", Scindia said speaking at the occasion. Ministry of Civil Aviation’s Secretary Rajiv Bansal, Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Kumar and eminent members of the civil aviation industry were present at the launch.

Speaking on the occasion, Scindia said that adopting the vision of Prime Minister of Digital India, DGCA has implemented its e-governance platform eGCA. The project has been aimed at automation of the processes and functions of DGCA, with 99 services covering about 70 percent of the DGCA work being implemented in the initial phases, and 198 services to be covered in other phases. He said that this single window platform will bring in monumental change- eliminating operational inefficiencies, minimizing personal interaction, improving regulatory reporting, enhancing transparency and increasing productivity.

Schindia lauded the DGCA for ushering in a paradigm shift from restrictive regulation to constructive collaboration. The Minister said that we have just begun, the journey is not yet over, and soon there will be a review to understand as to how the customers have benefitted from this transformation, and what more needs to be done. Scindia said that ours is a responsive government, which, under the leadership of Narendra Modi, converted the adversity of pandemic time into an opportunity.

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The project will provide a strong base for IT infrastructure and service delivery framework. The e-platform provides an end-to-end solution including various software applications, connectivity with all the regional offices, a ‘portal’ for dissemination of information and for providing online and speedy service delivery in a secure environment. The project would enhance the efficiency of the various services provided by the DGCA and would ensure transparency and accountability in all DGCA functions. The project has been implemented with TCS as Service Provider and PWC as Project Management Consultant.

"The eGCA initiative is a milestone in the digital transformation journey of DGCA and would enrich the experience of its stakeholders. For DGCA, it is a step in the direction of ‘ease of doing business.’  This digital transformation would bring significant value addition to the safety regulatory framework of DGCA" MoCA said in an official statement released Thursday.

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