PM Narendra Modi launches ‘Umang’ App for All Government Services
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 5th Global Conference on Cyberspace introduced UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) App which will allow Indian citizens to access government services on a single platform.
As per the statement by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology the App was to be launched in December 2016, but was delayed due to many beta tests on the App.
The application will operate in 12 languages, including English. It is said to provide a single window access to government services such as national scholarships, health-care applications, women’s safety, e-District and Passport Seva.
UMANG will also be linked with other government digital services such as Aadhaar, DigiLocker, Rapid Assessment System, Bharat Bill Payment System Income Tax, Digi Sevak, Crop Insurance and much more. It is unveiled with the provisions of 43 government departments that grants access to more than 150 services and is targeted to reach 200 departments granting access to over 1200 services by December 2019.
It has been designed to provide access to the pan India e-government services from the Central, State, Local Bodies, and Agencies of government on App, web, SMS, and IVR channels.
If you have linked your Aadhar card to the App, then you can effectively pay taxes, apply for or renew your passports, book gas, insure crops, access and alter pension account details, access e-books, and even check CBSE exam results.
“Today, we launched the UMANG Mobile App, which will provide over a hundred citizen-centric services. At the back-end, these services will be catered for by many different departments of the Union and State Governments. This integrated approach will add an automatic layer of “peer performance pressure”, in the working of these departments,” said PM Modi at the event.