Indian Government is all set to launch UMANG App which has been addressed as “Mother of all App”. The UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) App will feature more than 200+ services offered by the Central Govt and State Govt. The UMANG App will be open to anyone who carries a smartphone and internet. Th App will be available in 13 Indian Languages including English.
If the user doesn’t own a smartphone, he/she can access the services via feature phone using SMS and a Toll-Free Number. The UMANG Project is being developed by the Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, under the National e-governance Division (NeGD).
Features Of UMANG App
As I mentioned earlier, The UMANG App will pack more than 200+ services offered by the State and Central Government. The App is a one stop destination to apply for a passport, Book a railway ticket, filing Commercial tax and income-tax returns or to access many services offered by the Indian Government.
The Services that can be accessed via the UMANG App include National scholarship, Passport Seva, Income tax, Women Safety (Nirbhaya), Crime and criminal tracking, Network and Systems, E-Post, Public distribution system, Commercial tax/GST, E-Municipality, CBSE and State education boards, IRCTC, Utility bills, Land records, Mother and child tracking, Transport – Vahan/Sarathi, e-Court, m-Kisan and PF/NPS.
The App will be designed in a way that it can remember the users personal data preferences and it will be linked to Aadhar Card and PAN Card. Top Services like PayGov and DigiLocker will also be included within the UMANG app.
The App will be available for Android, iOS, and Windows devices. The UMANG app will be quick, responsive and you can operate it even with limited bandwidth.
The App will also support elements like accelerometer sensor to enable apps that work with motion/shaking. (Women’s Security App trigger notifications based on device shaking)
UMANG app Release Date
Modi Government has invited all the private companies to bid for the development and maintenance of the Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance App. According to the documents, the selected partner would have to develop, implement, operate and maintain the App for 3+ years.
By the End of this year, 50 Major Services of the UMANG App will be available for the Indian Citizens. 150 new services will be added in the coming years.