New Delhi: Defence minister Rajnath Singh has launched a web portal on Monday for giving NO Objection Certificates (NOC) to undertake aerial survey of defence lands with the final permission of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The portal www.modnoc.ncog.gov.in will cater to various vendors engaged by the state governments/public sector undertakings/autonomous bodies who seek NOC from MoD for aerial survey of defence lands.
Monitoring clearances for aerial survey of defence lands
“Raksha Mantri @rajnathsingh launches website on the grant of permission for aerial photography/remote sensing survey of defence land, today. Also seen are Defence Secy. Dr @drajaykumar_ias, CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, CNS Adm Karambir Singh, CAS ACM RKS Bhadauria & COAS Gen MM Naravane,” Principal Spokesperson, Ministry of Defence, said in a tweet.
Singh suggested that the internal mechanism should be developed to monitor the time taken to give NOC.
Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh launches website on grant of permission for aerial photography/remote sensing survey of defence land, today. Also seen are Defence Secy. Dr @drajaykumar_ias, CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, CNS Adm Karambir Singh, CAS ACM RKS Bhadauria & COAS Gen MM Naravane pic.twitter.com/ZmA6OOQ8mp
— ADG (M&C) DPR (@SpokespersonMoD) January 6, 2020
Speeding up developmental projects
According to the defence secretary Dr Ajay Kumar, the portal, hosted on National Informatics Centre platform, will reduce the time usually taken in issuing NOC. Kumar also said the website will help in help in speeding up developmental projects undertaken by various agencies and will lead to faster processing of applications for carrying out an aerial survey, besides bringing in more transparency and accuracy.
Defence Secretary also requested DGCA to issue a suitable notification to all concerned so that the applicants/vendors could submit their applications online on the newly developed web portal of MoD. To facilitate the applicants/vendors, an e-book has also been uploaded on the above web portal.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria and other senior officials from MoD, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and DGCA were also present on the occasion.