The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has invited applications from consulting firms to advise for execution of its e-Governance for Civil Aviation (eGCA) project, it said in a notice. The eGCA project aims to automate the processes and functions of DGCA.

The issue said that, “DGCA invites EOIs (Expressions of Interest) from reputed consulting agencies to provide consultancy services required to execute the e-Governance for Civil Aviation (eGCA) Project.”

The aviation regulator aims to provide online services to its stakeholders like automated workflow, automatic generation of  Management Information System (MIS) reports, online application verification, online approval, online audit and support functions amongst others. Under this project, the regulator will also create a central, electronic repository of all records and enable an integrated workflow across functions of different directorates. Note that, DGCA had lost its entire data set regarding safety and security of planes and pilots due to a server crash, in 2015.

The aviation regulator said that its existing processes and functions manual, and paper-based, which results in tedious paperwork and information redundancy.

The last date for submission of EOI is October 16 while the bids will be opened on October 17. The DGCA will also hold a pre-bid meeting with prospective bidders on October 4.The bidders can also submit their responses to an EOI  online on the e-Procurement portal.