Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance), a state and central government services app. A user can sign up on the app for services from the Employees Provident Fund Organisation, the Central Board of Secondary Education, Bharat Bill Pay and others. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) along with the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) have developed the app.
The UMANG app integrates with the core government services of Aadhaar, DigiLocker, Rapid Assessment System, and Bharat Bill Payment System. A user signing up on the app has to digitally complete KYC and link Aadhaar where required. The app is currently available in 13 languages including – English, Hindi, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi, Malyalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telegu, and Urdu.
The application is already available for download from Google play store, Apple App store and also on Windows store for free.
How does the UMANG app work?
Go to the Play store or App store to download the app, if you can’t find the application you can also give a missed call to 97183-97183 or SMS to get the app download link on your number. After installing the application on your device you will need to create a profile by entering your name, age, phone number and you can also upload your picture if need be. UMANG also lets you link your Aadhaar number and also other social media accounts with the application. After creating a UMANG account, you can go to the services section on the app and sort, filter through categories and services. You can simply enter the name of the category of the service that you’re looking for and UMANG will display the list of the related apps. For instance, if you type ‘Crop’ UMANG will list out apps like Agro advisory, Soil health card and so on.
‘Apart from more than 150 government services, you can use #Umang for payment of various utility bills as well. Please download Umang and share your feedback with us.’
– notes Law & Justice, Information Technology Minister of India Ravi Shankar Prasad.