New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has simplified the process for the grant of the heliport license following which the applications for No Objection Certificate and Clearance to five external organizations can now be routed through a single tab in the applicant’s eGCA (e-Governance of Civil Aviation) profile.
Earlier, before submitting the online applications for heliport licenses, applicants were required to apply to the following five organizations online or through a physical mode to obtain NOC and Clearance – the Ministries of Home, Defence, Environment and Forest, as well as the Airport Authority of India and the local administration.
The above process has now been simplified and a separate tab has been provided in the applicant’s eGCA profile. The applications for NOC/Clearance to five external organizations can be routed through this tab via the URL link/email of the respective organizations. This has simplified the process for the applicants, and they can now apply for NOC/Clearances through a single window provided on the eGCA portal.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation said the move has been initiated as part of its special focus on ease of doing business. The eGCA (e-Governance in Directorate General of Civil Aviation) portal was launched in November 2021 with an aim to enhance the efficiency of the various services provided by the DGCA.
“It is pertinent to mention that the Ministry of Civil Aviation has launched UDAN 5.1 to further enhance the connectivity to remote areas of the country and achieve last-mile connectivity, including through helicopters. This initiative will further ease and ensure the success of UDAN 5.1,” the Ministry stated.
– global bihari bureau