Securing a pilot’s licence is now going to be just a click away as the aviation regulator DGCA is likely to make completely online 18 major services of the 162 identified as part of the e-GCA project.
Majority of these relate to approvals including for flight safety procedures, training and licensing, engineering and flight operations, among others.
E-Governance for Civil Aviation (eGCA) envisages online service delivery, automation of the systems and processes at the back-end and implementation of required IT infrastructure and service delivery framework.
As many as 18 services including the process of securing pilot’s licence is set to go online from June 15 as part of the first phase of the e-GCA project, a senior civil aviation ministry official said on Thursday.
As of now, majority of these functions are either manual or partially online.
All 162 items identified for this purpose are to go online by December at an investment of over Rs 80 crore, the official said, adding that Hewlett Packard has been mandated to execute the project.
The earlier timeline set by the government was March.
The eGCA project is aimed at completely automating the processes and functions of DGCA and its constituent directorates as well as provide a strong base for IT infrastructure and service delivery framework.