Indian Army, National e-Governance Division Sign MoU

Indian Army

New Delhi. Management Information Systems Organisation (MISO) of Indian Army is the nodal agency under Directorate General of Information Systems (DGIS) which is mandated to maintain the centralized database for personnel, equipment and major stores for providing management related information to Integrated HQ of MoD (Army) and other agencies. The application was legacy and needed a thorough revamp.

To meet the organisational requirements and enhanced user aspirations, rather than employing the conventional developmental framework, DGIS experimented with a new collaborative approach with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for developing the new MISO application.

Development work, under the aegis of MeitY started at Bhaskaracharya Institute of Space Applications and Geo-Informatics (BISAG), Gandhinagar which is a CMMI-5 level institute under Department of Science & Technology, Government of Gujarat.

In a short span of time, the experiment has paid rich dividends and has appeared as the panacea for undertaking automation of the IA at the fast pace.

To formalise the entire developmental framework, structures & methodology, Lt Gen Anil Kapoor, Director General of Information Systems and Colonel Commandant, Corps of EME and M S Rao, President & CEO, Ne GD inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on July 5 in the presence of TP Singh, Director, BISAG.

This signing of MoU is first-of-its-kind inter-ministerial initiative between Ministry of Defence (MoD) & MeitY and is sure to lead to similar joint frameworks for finding innovative solutions in the collaborative manner for the IA.