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Army Launches Software to Digitise Data on Soldiers

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar launched a software to digitise records of over 12 lakh soldiers of the Indian Army.

The new automation software ARPAN 3.0. will provide easy access to pay, leave, transfer and posting details of the personnel and could be accessed both by the units as well as individuals.

ARPAN 3.0 – stands for Army Record Office Process Automation 3.0 was launched as a part of Digital India Week.

The Indian Army is targeting digitisation of its 45 Record Offices (ROs) across the country in a 1 year. It has already been test-bedded at seven ROs covering around 32 percent of the total soldiers.

In one year a website will be launched which would be accessible on the intranet connecting army stations using an assigned login ID and password. The service records of all Army officers have already been digitised.

Apart from digitising the 45 ROs, the software will also seamlessly integrate it with the Human Resources Management (HRM 2.0) system.

ARPAN 3.0 was developed jointly by the Army Software Development Centre and Tech Mahindra, using state-of-the-art web-based technology.