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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) that will provide access to more than 1,200 services of various government services from Centre, State and utility services. This is a major boost to the ‘Digital India’ initiative launched by the Govt. of India in July 2015. This app is developed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National e-Governance Division (NeGD).
Downloading and Registration:
Android and iOS users can download this app from App Store. Alternatively, they can also give a missed call at 97183-97183 and download the app from the link they receive via SMS. This application can be accessed in 13 different languages.
Once the app is downloaded, users need to register on the app by entering their personal details and set a MPIN. Users can also link their Aadhaar Card and Social Media profiles on the app. The app has a dedicated consumer support working from 8 AM to 8 PM per day.
Features at a glance:
- Unified Platform: It brings together all government departments and their services on a single platform to provide better and easier services to citizens.
- Mobile First Strategy: It aligns all government services with the mobile first strategy to leverage mobile adoption trends.
- Integration with Digital India Services: It provides seamless integration with other Digital India Services like Aadhaar, DigiLocker, and PayGov. Any new such service will automatically be integrated with the platform.
- Uniform Experience: It is designed to enable citizens to discover, download, access, and use all government services easily.
- Secure and Scalable: It supports Aadhaar-based and other authentication mechanisms for service access. The sensitive profile data is saved in an encrypted format and no one can view this information.
The service will soon be rolled out to feature phones through USSD. Last year, the Govt had introduced the BHIM app to boost digital transactions.