Army`s e-portal by 2011 to facilitate personnel`s travel

Last Updated: Monday, November 9, 2009 - 22:22

Kolkata: The Army will launch an e-portal
by 2011 to help soldiers in e-ticketing, quota sharing on
trains and for completing their leave travel concession
settlements, Army`s Additional Director General (Movement)
Major General J P Singh said here on Monday.

"By 2011, the `MOVE–NET` will be operational. This
will be an intranet hooked on to the Indian Railways system.
This intranet will help in e-ticketing, sharing of quotas,
settling financial transactions of LTC in a faster and
efficient manner," Singh said while speaking to officers of
the Embarkation Headquarters, responsible for personnel
movement, here.

Singh, who is here on a two-day visit, said the Army
would have over 100 Passengers Reservation System (PRS)
offices inside Service premises and cantonments, which could
be used by both civilians and armed forces personnel.

"These will be manned by service personnel who are
being trained by the Railways," he added.

Singh assured the personnel that the Army was taking
initiatives to improve the quality of travel of its personnel,
for which it was setting up Sainik Aaram Grihas all over the
country.

"We shall be setting up Sainik Aaram Grihas at various
transit points so that our personnel and their families can
stay and travel smoothly. These Sainik Aram Grihas will
provide amenities such as food and entertainment that would be
safe and hygiene," he added.

On connectivity in eastern India, Maj Gen Singh said
the frequency of Kolkata-Imphal Indian Airlines flight charted
by the Army would be increased.

"In case of additional requirement, IAF help would
also be sought. This will help our Jawan from icy Arunachal
heights to reach his home in remote parts of India, faster and
in a better way," he said.

He said the Kolkata-based Embarkation Headquarters, a
tri-services organisation headed by Group Captain Jayant
Inamdar, was the crucial node of the entire service supply
chain management, operating flights through civil airlines
such as Air India for troops posted to Manipur, Nagaland,
Mizoram and South Assam.

It also looks after the movement of personnel and
transportation of goods and Equipment to Andaman and Nicobar
Islands, including the transport of the entire Strike Corps in
the eastern sector.

The Embarkation Headquarters not only ensures that the
service personnel travel smoothly, but also efficient
transport of heavy and massive war-fighting equipment,
machinery, stores and animals of the armed forces by rail, air
and sea.

On any given day, over a lakh armed forces personnel
transit from one place to another either on posting, leave or
temporary duties.

During exercises and operations, the quantum of the
armed forces wherewithal to be transported increases
drastically.

Bureau Report



First Published: Monday, November 9, 2009 - 22:22

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