Government of India Launches International Version of UMANG App
November 24, 2020
On Monday, Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Communications, Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad launched an international version of the E-governance App UMANG. The app was launched in 2017 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that provides citizens an easy access to 2039 services from 189 government departments including 88 central and 101 state government divisions.
The international version “UMANG International” was launched to celebrate the three year anniversary of the App. UMANG International aims to aid Indian international students, NRIs and Indian tourists abroad to avail services of government of India, anytime. The international version has been launched for selected countries including UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Netherlands and Singapore. Through the ‘Indian Culture’ services available on UMANG, the App is expected to create interest of foreign tourists to visit India and would make it easier to represent India across the globe.
In addition to launching UMANG International, the government also announced introducing two new services to the app soon. The services include ‘Seva Portal’ and ‘Rishta Portal’. The government also announced to be integrating Common Service Centers to the app.
On the event, Prasad also complemented the UMANG Team for coming up with such a robust solution. He also urged the team to work on a voice based solution using Artificial Intelligence so that the UMANG may reach to the common people living in the farthest corners of the country.
The App is available on Google Play store for Android and iOS platforms and includes services such as Aadhar, PAN, EPFO, DigiLocker, Bill payments and more. The app currently has over 3.75 crore downloads.