Indian Army launches “OASIS”
The Indian Army has begun to digitize its official records under its new programme called “OASIS”-Officers Automated Structures Information System. Under the programme, the records of the army officers are to be digitized. The software is to be hosted in the Army’s intranet.
About the Programme
- The records were manually preserved by Manpower Planning Directorate before the launch of the software. The whole process of collecting the records, keeping track and checking the records were cumbersome.
- Though new to the Army, a similar programme is already functioning for the Army Jawans.
- The records are expected to be digitized in 5-6 months. Oasis will also carry the photographs of the dependents of the army officers. This is essential to prevent frauds where people create fake dependent cards.
- When the officer retires, the whole data will migrate from Oasis to Retired Officers Digital Records Archive (RODRA). The RODRA holds the pension details of the officers.
- The programme will also allow the army officers to check their salary slips and other details instantly. In far off border posts it takes many days for army officers to receive their records through mails. This programme helps to eliminate such difficulties.