The Ministry of Defence accords security clearances to various organisations for power, wind, solar projects in areas nearby defence installations
The online system will establish an effective, speedy and transparent mechanism to process these proposals, said an official statement
New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a new web portal on Monday for the issue of NoC (No Objection Certificate) for power projects and RSEE (Research Survey Exploration Exploitation) activities in the Indian TW (Territorial Waters) and EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone). The Ministry of Defence accords security clearances to various private, PSUs and government organisations for power, wind, solar projects in areas nearby defence installations and also RSEE activities in the Indian TW and EEZ. These applications are received through different ministries like the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Ministry of Power, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Ministry of Shipping, and Director General of Hydrocarbons, etc.
NoC web portal to ensure ease of business, transparency
To ensure ease of business and transparency in issuing NoC for such projects, the ministry has developed the online application portal with the assistance of the NeGD (National e-Governance Division), BISAG (Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics) and NIC (National Informatics Centre). The address for the new online portal is https://ncog.gov.in/modnoc/home.html.
The web portal for NoC will facilitate applicants in submitting their proposals online for seeking the MoD Security Clearance for undertaking power projects/RSEE activities. The online system will establish an effective, speedy and transparent mechanism to process these proposals, said an official statement released by the Ministry of Defence. The ministry had earlier launched a similar portal for the grant of NoC for aerial survey.
Chief of Defence Staff & Secretary Department of Military Affairs General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria and Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and other senior officials of the Defence Ministry were present on the occasion. Senior officials of other concerned Ministries joined the event through video conferencing.
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