Union minister of civil aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Monday that the single-window facility for approvals of security programs linked to aviation safety is expected to be ready by June this year.
Scindia said the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) establishes, develops, executes, manages, and reviews the National Aviation Security (AvSec) programme before a parliamentary consultative committee linked to the civil aviation ministry on Monday.
“The e-Security programme is the single window facility for security programme approvals. The e-Quality control module is for security audit and security inspection of airports. The three modules: e-Sahaj, CACS and e-training have been completed and launched. The e-Security module is likely to be completed by June 2022 and e-Quality control programme is likely to be completed by August this year,” according to ministry statement.
The minister of state Gen (Retd) Dr VK Singh, the secretary of civil aviation Rajiv Bansal, and officers from the ministry, the Airports Authority of India, BCAS, and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) also attended the meeting.
“BCAS has now undertaken e-BCAS, an initiative under e-Governance for automation of internal processes. This will be an online platform for facilitation of stakeholders. It will leverage strengths of existing processes and organisation structure, with the objective to make entire activities transparent, user-friendly and efficient,” Scindia stated.
He further stated that 16 training courses for aviation security training and certifications are now being offered. "The Centralised Access Control System (CACS) deals with online systems for biometric aerodrome entry permit and vehicle entry permit. It will regulate access of employees of approved government and private entities and authorised vehicles across zones at airports," Scindia declared.