Organisation and Duties

1.      ASC is primarily responsible for provisioning, procurement and distribution of supplies, transport, Fuel Oils And Lubricants (FOL), hygiene chemicals and miscellaneous items to Army, Air Force and where required to Navy and other Para Military forces. The operation of mechanical transport except first line transport and the provision and operation of animal transport is also one of the major responsibilities of the ASC. The directorate general of supplies and transport, which is the apex organisation of ASC, is a major nodal point for army budget expenditure. The provisioning and training of clerks and catering staff for whole army are also the responsibilities of ASC.

2.      Organisation.     With the sole objective of national security, Indian Army has various supporting functions. The organisation structure of the Indian Army, with relation to presence of ASC, is depicted in the following picture: