How would you feel if you unlocked your phone and had all the services in the palm of your hand for which, until yesterday, you stood in long lines and went from counter to counter? Yes, you read that right. If Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s newest venture goes successful, then you will forget the endless trips to government offices for almost all of your work.
The Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance (UMANG) project was thought of to bring a large number of government services onto one platform.
Central, state, and local services will soon be available at the tap of a finger. This means that applying for a passport as well as filing your income tax and booking railway tickets as well as surveying land records will all happen with the help of the UMANG app, which is being developed by the Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s National e-Governance Division (NeGD).
Starting with 50 services, the app aims to reach a target of 200 services, as well as some third party services, as has been put down in a detailed proposal.
Addressing the fact that the smartphone revolution is booming at an alarming rate, an NeGD official said, “Everyone is carrying a smartphone and using the internet on mobile. So we want to provide services wherever the citizens are. UMANG platform and mobile app, in addition to the services on-boarded through the platform, shall have functionalities to integrate with mobile applications developed by various government departments separately. This is one of the big challenges.”
The complete list of services that have been listed in the proposal are as follows:
2. Women Safety (Nirbhaya)
3. Health Care Applications
6. Passport Seva
8. Income Tax – ITR, PAN
9. Transport – Vahan/Sarathi
10. CBSE/State Boards
13. Utility Bills
14. Ticket Booking
15. m-Seva & Other Mobile Platforms
16. Mother and Child Tracking
17. Commercial Tax/GST
20. Land Records
23. Disaster Management
Make in India is becoming a reality at a really quick pace!