Government Of India Launched UMANG App - Avail More than 100 Services In One App

Government Of India Launched UMANG App - Avail More than 100 Services In One App

What is UMANG?

UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) is envisaged to make e-governance 'mobile first'. It is developed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National e-Governance Division (NeGD).

It is an evolving platform designed for citizens of India to offer them access to the pan-India e-Gov services from the Central, State, Local Bodies, and Agencies of government on app, web, SMS, and IVR channels.

Key Features:

- Unified Platform: It brings together all government departments and their services on a single platform to provide better and easier services to citizens.

- Mobile First Strategy: It aligns all government services with the mobile first strategy to leverage mobile adoption trends.

- Integration with Digital India Services: It provides seamless integration with other Digital India Services like Aadhaar, DigiLocker, and PayGov. Any new such service will automatically be integrated with the platform.

- Uniform Experience: It is designed to enable citizens to discover, download, access, and use all government services easily.

- Secure and Scalable: It supports Aadhaar-based and other authentication mechanisms for service access. The sensitive profile data is saved in an encrypted format and no one can view this information.

Key Services:

UMANG provides easy access to a plethora of Indian government services ranging from – Healthcare, Finance, Education, Housing, Energy, Agriculture, Transport to even Utility and Employment and Skills.

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).

- Applying for a new PAN: Attaining a new PAN (permanent account number) is minutes away with the UMANG app. If you have already done so, you can also check the status of the application or do e-KYC by providing your Aadhaar number.

- Looking for a job? If you are seeking employment opportunities, register yourself under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, which will send you job alerts. States such as Gujarat has integrated Online Job Application System with UMANG app to alert people on government job openings.

- Gas cylinder refill: Currently, Bharatgas, Hindustan Petroleum, Indance subscribers can book a refill or place an order for a double cylinder. Additionally, users can also keep track of their order history. However, you must register the same mobile number with the app that you have with the agency.

- Passport Seva service: Calculate the fee, locate a centre, check appointment availability and get advice on the documents needed to be submitted for your passport.

- Pension system service:- If you have a National Pension System (NPS) account, you can check current holdings and account details, change address, submit request for an e-mail transaction alert and keep track of the contributions made. Pensioners can also avail digital life certificate or jeevan praman. 

- CBSE service: Users can locate CBSE schools, find examination centres as well as view their Class 10 and Class 12 results.

- More for Less: Only a single mobile app needs to be installed instead of each app of each department.

- Convenience: Citizens do not even need to install or update the app again to avail government services if more services are added to the platform.

- Saving of Time and Money: Citizens can anytime and anywhere avail these services through their mobile phones, desktops, and laptops without any need for visiting the department office and standing in queues.

- Uniform Experience: All the government services including payment-based transactions provide secure and uniform experience.

How to download the UMANG app?

• The app is available in 13 languages, including English, Hindi, Telegu, Marathi and Tamil

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• Upon downloading the app, you will receive a one-time password in your registered mobile number.

• After inputting the OTP, you will get a four-digit MPIN code to protect your account.

• Now choose two security questions, which will come handy in case you lose access to your account or forget your password.

• The next step will entail your basic personal information. As mentioned earlier, disclosing your Aadhaar is entirely optional, for now.

• Apart from app, UMANG service has been made available on multiple channels like web, IVR and SMS which can be accessed through smartphones, feature phones, tablets and desktops.

• Start exploring hundreds of govt. Services within 1 App.

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