ARPAN 3.0: Government rolls out new automation software for Defence Security Corps
Defence Ministry has rolled out ARPAN 3.0 (Army Record Office Process Automation 3.0), a new automation software for Defence Security Corps personnel to ease personal documentation and all issues related to their progression.
The software was jointly developed by Army Software Development Centre (ASDC) and Tech Mahindra, using state-of-the-art web-based technology.
ARPAN 3.0 will provide over 12 lakh soldiers of Indian Army easy access to their service records including pay and leave details and transfer and postings among others. As of now, all these records are maintained manually, which is a time-consuming exercise.
It consists of seven modules facilitating end to end human resource, financial management of Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and Other Ranks with major functional advantages of timely processing of postings, promotions, release of salary, publication of personal occurrences and processing of pension has been rolled out by DCOAS (IS &T) for the Defence Security Corps.
The software provides valuable data for decision and policy making for the Defence Security Corps Directorate. It will enable Defence Security Corps to access their service profiles, statement of accounts and adjustment of allowances at par with troops of Indian Army.