A new breed of airline seat is being developed, and the aim is to declutter the patchwork of economy amenities into one seamless, feature packed seat. On the high end of the spectrum. For more ....
Weather Information and Disaster Alert System
Earth System Science Organization–India Meteorological Department (ESSO-IMD) launched a mobile application for Android based smart phones / tablets on good the Governance day observed on 25th December for providing current weather and four (4) days of weather forecast across the country for 310 cities. The mobile app called- ‘Indian Weather’ is downloadable from Google play store, free of cost. The mobile app. shall also be hosted for free download from the government mobile appstore (https:/apps.mgov.gov.in/indwx.isp).
The Gramin Krishi Mausam Seva (GKMS) of the ESSO-IMD has successfully been providing the crop specific advisories to the farmers at the district level twice weekly through different print/visual/Radio/ IT based wider dissemination media including short message service (SMS) and Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS). Presently over eight (8) million farmers are receiving the agromet advisories on their mobile.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Shri Y. S. Chowdary in the Lok Sabha on 18th March.
System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research –Air
Earth System Science Organization- Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (ESSO-IITM), Pune has launched a mobile Application “System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research –Air” (SAFAR-Air) for Delhi and Pune. This app can be downloaded from the website:http://safar.tropmet.res.in/ . The SAFAR-Air launched on 17th February 2015 provides site specific information on Air Quality in near real time and its forecast for the next 24 hours. There is proposal to extend this SAFAR-Air facility for Mumbai.
India Weather - mobile app by Govt. of India
The Revision-01 to CAR M is issued to harmonise with regulations of EASA Part M issued after March 2010.
1. The requirements, related AMCs and GMs have been brought together for easy reference purposes.
2. Subsequent to the above arrangement, the Appendices have also been seperated as “Appendices to CAR M” and “Appendices to AMCs and GMs”.
3. Reference to AME licenses as pre- CAR 66 have been replaced with post CAR-66 terminologies.
4. Requirements for Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCL) and training guide lines have been introduced.
5. Scope of components maintenance enhanced to include and “Indicating Recording System”, “Water Ballast” and “Propulsion Augmentation system”.
6. The scope of simple defect rectification, which can be accomplished by flight crew has been enhanced to include.
a) Inspection for and removal of de-icing/anti-icing fluid residues.
b) Removal/closure of panels, cowls or covers that is easily accessible but not requiring the use of special tools.
7. Specific reference to CAR Section 1 Series C Part I for implementation of SMS M.A 201 K (Management Responsibilities) has been added.
8. New AMC M.A 618 and M.A 715 have been added to provide better clarity about duration of approval in terms of calendar period.
9. New AMC 1, AMC 2, AMC 3 and GM 1 have been added for M.B 303 (b) Aircraft Continuing Airworthiness Monitoring (ACAM) to provide more clarity in the scope of inspection and Key Risk Elements (KREs). 10. Appendix III A to GM 303 (b) on Key Risk Elements (KRE) related to Aircraft Continuing Airworthiness Monitoring (ACAM) has been incorporated.
11. Appendix XII to AMC on Fuel Tank Safety Training has been added.
CAR M Rev.01 Dated 15th Feb, 2015
Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated the Meeting of Chief Ministers and State Civil Aviation Ministers in New Delhi today to discuss the Draft Civil Aviation Policy and other issues related to civil aviation sector. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the civil aviation sector in India has been growing steadily registering a growth of 13.8% during the last 10 years. He said, though the rate of growth came down during the last two years due to the overall economic slowdown, it is recovering fast, with the year 2013-14 showing a growth of 6%. For more details
The Government has replaced Planning Commission with a new institution named NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India). The institution will serve as ‘Think Tank’ of the Government-a directional and policy dynamo. NITI Aayog will provide Governments at the central and state levels with relevant strategic and technical advice across the spectrum of key elements of policy, this includes matters of national and international import on the economic front, dissemination of best practices from within the country as well as from other nations, the infusion of new policy ideas and specific issue-based support. For more details
7 Pillar of NITIaayog
Composition of NITIaayog
Objective of NITIaayog
Minister of Civil Aviation Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated the e-office governance in the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India’s Single Window Clearance to Communication Masts through SACFA – NOCAS Integration.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister highlighted the importance of e-governance and elaborated upon the arrangements made in the Ministry of Civil Aviation under this programme. He particularly highlighted the importance of transparency and accountability through which both efficiency and effectiveness are derived. The salient features of the e-office are as under:
• Single instance has been created for MoCA, BCAS, DGCA, CRS and IGRUA with URL as follows : ca.eoffice.gov.in
• All new files will be generated electronically, for which Training and Hand Holding on e- office has been provided to all users of the Ministry of Civil Aviation including Data Entry Operators/Consultants.
• 90 Digital Signature Certificates (DSCs) have been installed and bound with e- office Application out of 137.
• All identified Employee Master Database (EMD) managers/Master Trainer identified by the Department have also been trained on e-office Admn modules.
Shri V. Somasundaran, Secretary, Civil Aviation gave a detailed account of the e-office programme which was followed by a presentation and as part of the live demonstration an active file was forwarded by the Secretary to the Minister which was cleared by the Minister online.
As part of the e-governance implementation, in the offices under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, AAI’s initiative of e-clerance (communication mast) was also launched. Shri S. Raheja, Chairman, AAI gave details of the project and immediately after the presentation, height clearance of one of the active case was granted online. The salient points are as follows:
• Standing Advisory Committee on Radio Frequency Allocation (SACFA) is responsible for Frequency allocation and mast (fixed wireless) clearance to telecom Operators, based on AAI’s No Objection Certificate (NOC).
• The applicants were required to file an additional online application at NOC Application System (NOCAS), AAI for NOC for height clearance.
• Integration of SACFA and NOCAS servers will benefit the Telecom Operators in many ways:
• No duplicate application; Data will be fetched from SACFA server to populate the NOCAS application.
• No document (hard copy) is required by the AAI either from the applicant or SACFA. The system has become paperless.
• NOC letter is sent to SACFA electronically. The individual SACFA application is automatically updated with height clearance data.
• Effective Single Window clearance to Telecom Operators.
Message from the Minister
Today, India sits on the cusp of a truly transformational digital revolution, one that promises to reshape the social, economic, political and cultural landscapes of the country. The convergence of cutting edge Information and
Communication Technologies (ICT) in a democratic setup such as ours has the potential of creating a massive groundswell for participative governance. In such an environment, citizens find it both compelling and easy to connect with the government, which in turn becomes even more responsive to the needs of the citizens.
This is what lies at the heart of ‘good governance’.
The thrust of good governance is on creating and sustaining an ecosystem which fosters strong and equitable development and where ICT are the tools of development and progress—all of which is the very ethos and purpose of e-Governance. The recent rapid advances in ICT have made e-Governance a very potent tool for
ushering in an era of good governance. Hon’ble Prime Minister has emphasised on more than one occasion that e-Governance is easy governance, effective governance and economical governance.
The ambitious Digital India programme promises to transform India into a digitally empowered society by focusing on digital inclusion, digital literacy, easily accessible digital resources, and collaborative digital platforms.
Delivering services in a time-bound manner to citizens is an important objective of the programme. DeitY has taken a number of initiatives which promote good governance through e-Governance, and which are in various stages of development and rollout. Some early initiatives, such as MyGov, biometric attendance, Jeevan Pramaan, e-Sampark, and e-Greetings have already made their mark.
I am happy to present this ready reckoner of the various achievements and activities of DeitY in 2014. I also congratulate all the officers and staff of DeitY for embarking on these socially transformative initiatives and extend my heartfelt wishes to everyone on the proud occasion of Good Governance Day.
S P Singh GM Quality