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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.

Key Facts

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.

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Tech Mahindra launches contactless wallet MoboMoney

IT major Tech Mahindra has launched first of its kind ‘Tap N Pay’ contactless digital payment wallet MoboMoney for the Indian masses.

MoboMoney has been billed as India’s first commercial NFC ecosystem rollout that would allow consumers to convert cash into e-cash for making payments.

Key facts

  • MoboMoney is a prepaid wallet issued in the form of a Near Field Communication (NFC) contactless tag that could be used to ‘Tap N Pay’ for goods and services.
  • This facility would be available on a network of NFC enabled merchant point of sale (POS) machines.
  • Customers without an NFC-enabled phone also can enjoy this facility to purchase goods.
  • The e-money loaded into the customer’s digital wallets can then be used make payments, recharges, make bill payments as well as pay online.

About Near field communication (NFC)

NFC is a short-range high frequency wireless communication technology. It basically is a set of protocols that enable two electronic devices (one usually us a portable device such as a smartphone) to establish radio data communication with each other by bringing them closer typically, 10 cm (4 in) from each other.

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