Modi launches Umang app

The unified mobile app for new age e-governance currently hosts around 162 services

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Pratap Vikram Singh | November 23, 2017 | New Delhi


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Prime minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched Umang mobile application, an integrated platform for government to citizen services. 

Umang  - an acronym for unified mobile app for new age e-governance - currently hosts around 162 services from 33 government departments of central and state governments. The app has been developed by the ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY). 
 
 
Some of the services relate to Aadhaar, DigiLocker, Pay Gov, Bharat Bill Payments System (BBPS), and CBSE.
 
 
The app provides easy facility for provisioning the services through mobile without long drawn  detailed project report (DPR) /bidding process. The departments are not required to put in capital expenditure (CAPEX) or operational expenditure (OPEX) to host their services on Umang.
Umang is available for Android, iOS and Windows. For departments, it provides customised home page, facility of free API development  and full control through self care portal. 
 
Citizen can download UMANG by giving missed call on 9718397183 and also access it on 'www.umang.gov.in'.
 
According to MEITY, in the long run Umang will provide access to over 1200 services of various central and state governments. The ministry aims to add 300 services in first year, scale it to 720 by second year and 1200 services by third year. 
 
 It supports 13 Indian languages and provides digital payment facility for utility and other services, the ministry said.  
 

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