The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, formally launched the operationalisation of ‘HAVAI’ portal in the presence of R. Madhavan, CMD, HAL, Director (Ops)-HAL, DCAS-IAF and AOC-in C, MC-IAF, during the Aero India 2021 last week. The e-portal is developed as part of inter-organisation information sharing system (IOIS) under ‘Digital India’ initiative. Such an initiative has been taken up between two government organisations (IAF and HAL) for the first time. The e-portal will optimise long-term material planning and reduce the repair and overhaul cycle time. It will also reduce the time for finalisation of tasking and budgetary quotation processes.
Welcoming the initiative, CAS said, “The e-portal will bolster the competencies of the Indian Air Force and HAL and lead to increased serviceability of IAF weapon systems. This would facilitate secure information sharing between IAF and HAL for better coordination, improved transparency and faster decision-making.” Madhavan said, “The customer-centric portal would go a long way in leveraging the benefits of information sharing in real time. It will also enable the visibility of HAL repair milestones, provide instantaneous budgetary quotations against IAF orders and give information on status of supply against Aircraft on Ground and repair tasks undertaken by HAL divisions”.