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PM Modi launches UMANG app for government services

UMANG app featured image PM Modi launches e-governance Umang app for citizen services
Cecilia Poole | 25 November, 2017, 01:02

UMANG stands for Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance, which lets users avail various government services ranging from different government bodies and citizen centric services in a single app. The application is available on multiple channels like mobile application, web, IVR, and SMS and can be accessed through smartphones, feature phones, tablets and even desktops.

Altogether it provides more than 100 services of the centre and state government on a single platform. The user needs only to install one app instead of a different app for each service and the app doesn't need to be updated every time a new service is added to the platform. The UMANG app has been in the making since 2016 and is now available on mobile platforms such as - Android, iOS and Windows.

The UMANG app is launched with provision to 43 departments with access to more than 150 services. The UMANG app intended for Indians to offer them access to the skillet India e-Gov services. It includes Aadhaar, NPS, Insurance, scholarships, health care, women safety, e-District, Passport Seva, EPFO and others.

The UMANG app integrates with the core government services of Aadhaar, DigiLocker, Rapid Assessment System and Bharat Bill Payment System.

The UMANG app will expand its usability in the coming days and the users will be able to link their Aadhaar cards in order to avail full benefits of the application.

UMANG app
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UMANG app is now available in 13 languages. It is entirely free of cost.

You can also download via giving a missed call or SMS to "9718397183".

"Nations must also take responsibility to ensure that the digital space does not become a playground for the dark forces of terrorism and radicalisation", PM Modi said after inaugurating the two-day conference. After installation, you will be directed to fill in your details like name, mobile number, etc.

- ORS: Online Registration System (ORS) links various hospitals across the country to enable citizens to book/cancel appointments and view lab and blood availability reports in UMANG.

Once downloaded, you will be required to register using your mobile number, and it is recommended you use the number linked with Aadhaar because later, Aadhaar verification will be made mandatory to access it. You can likewise interface Social media profiles like Facebook and Twitter.

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