The Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to the Civil Aviation Ministry discussed ‘e-BCAS project’.


What is ‘Bureau of Civil Aviation Security’ (BCAS)?

  • The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security is an attached office of the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
  • It is the regulatory authority for civil aviation security in India.
  • It is headed by an officer of the rank of Director general of Police and is designated as Director General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.
  • Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) establishes, develops, implements maintains, and reviews the National Aviation Security Programme.
  • It also safeguards civil aviation operations against acts of unlawful interference and threat, taking into account the safety, regularity, and efficiency of flights.


What is e-BCAS?

  • It 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 strength of existing processes and organisational structure, with the objective to make entire activities transparent, user-friendly, and efficient.
  • It will digitise the office processes, facilitate fast approvals, and ensure ease of doing business, by technological integration across various divisions and processes.
  • Under e-Sahaj module, issuance of security clearance will be provided.
  • Under the e-training module, 16 training courses are being run for aviation security training and certifications. The Module involves online testing and effective supervision of the quality of training being imparted.