Army software launched
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday launched a new <g data-gr-id="23">automataion</g> software, ARPAN 3.0 for the over 12 lakh soldiers of the Indian Army which would provide them easy access to their service records including pay and leave details and transfer and postings among others. The roll out of ARPAN 3.0 (Army Record Office Process Automation 3.0), which coincides with the National Digital India week, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, is aimed at digitisation of Indian Amy's 45 Record Offices <g data-gr-id="24">pan India</g> in one year time.
It has already been test-bedded at seven ROs and now it would be implemented in five more while all 45 ROs are to be digitised in one year time in a phased manner.
The service records of all the officers of the Army have already been digitised.
"I hope in a year time we will be perfectly on the website," Parrikar said at the launch which was attended by Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag and senior defence Ministry and Army officials.
With this software, soldiers, including junior commissioned officers, can access service records at the unit level itself through Army's <g data-gr-id="20">intra-net</g> facility, using an assigned login ID and password. "The launch of ARPAN 3.0 not only digitised the 45 ROs but would also seamlessly integrate it with the human resources management system (HRM 2.0)," Gen Suhag said.