After BHIM, PM Modi launches UMANG mobile app for government services

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UMANG or Unified Mobile Application for New-Age Governance brings forth a cohesive system making e-governance measures, schemes, policies, and services accessible to the citizens on a single platform bringing down the complexity of the whole process.

Key Benefits for Citizens: - Single-Point Ubiquitous Access: All government services are available for citizens on a unified platform for easy access through multiple online and offline channels (SMS, email, app, and web). The UMANG app has three sections on the top that includes Home, Favorite (shows marked favorite services), All Services (further includes Central and State section) and a list of States to choose from, for the services provided by a particular state.

As per reports, the app has been developed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) along with the National e-Governance Division (NeGD).

The app has a live chat feature, where users can ask anything. The app is available for Android, iOS and Windows phones.

The UMANG app integrates with the core government services of Aadhaar, DigiLocker, Rapid Assessment System and Bharat Bill Payment System. The app also allows the users to discover, download, access and use all government services easily in one place all from the comfort of you mobile phone. Users will be able to access the app in 12 different languages.

The UMANG app is expected to provide access to over 1,200 services of various government organisations in states and at the Centre as well as utility payments. It includes Aadhaar, NPS, Insurance, scholarships, health care, women safety, e-District, Passport Seva, EPFO and others.

You can directly visit the Govt. website for UMANG, or download it from the Google Play Store. It is completely free of cost. The app provides consumer support working from 8 AM to 8 PM.

In case you could not search for the application, you can give a missed call or SMS to "9718397183" to receive a download link. Here's everything you need to know about the Indian Government's latest initiative Umang.

Users need not share their Aadhaar number, PAN number or other such information while using the app to look for information about various government departments. You can likewise interface Social media profiles like Facebook and Twitter.

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