The Common Accounting System (CAS) and Management Information System (MIS) evolved for the STCCS units would form the basis for computerization. As the entire focus of computerization of societies is to streamline accounting and obtain standardized consolidated information from the output of CAS for use at various levels, preference is to be given initially to installation of CAS in PACS, even if it is to be maintained initially through manual operations.
An amount of Rs.516 crore has been provided for stabilisation of CAS and computerization of the same in PACS.
As the availability of power supply, communication links, education and understandinglevels of PACS staff as well as business volumes significantly vary between States and even within a State,iwas earlier envisaged that the SLICs concerned would identify a software solution suiting the needs of the PACS in the State. Guidelines for development and deploymentof the and procurement of hardware were finalised by a Technical Committee headed by MD, NABARD.
Accordingly, Haryana and Tamil Nadu have developed softwares suiting the requirements of the PACS in their State and roll out of the software is in progress in both the States. Andhra Pradesh has adopted a different model for computerisation of PACS in Stateand same is in progress
The VII NIMC in its meeting on 16 September 2009, decided that a Core Software would be developed by NABARD for implementation of CAS/MIS in PACS which may be then customizedby the States to suit their needs. It had also advised to review the softwares developed for the PACS in AP, Haryana and Tamil Nadu. The Committee set up in NABARD to identify the core software was inclined to consider the software developed by Tamil Nadu Cooperative Union for PACS in Tamil Nadu for All India rollout as it involved cheaper implementation cost due to open source environment and the offer by RCS, Tamil Nadu to make available the software, free of cost for All India roll out. The VIII NIMC held on 02 June 2010 approved the above software. Twenty States have opted for the Core software.