As we are aware of the fact that over the few years The Government Of India has been promoting Digital India initiative, results of that Government is periodically launching new apps for smartphones. Though one might argue whether it is successful or not. But these apps are really helpful and these apps bring some services to your door steps with some clicks. So here is a list of Government APPS Every Indian Should Download and make full use of it.
Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) is an initiative to enable fast, secure, reliable cashless payments through your mobile phone. You can send or receive money using UPI payment address, mobile numbers and QR codes. All the major banks are linked with BHIM that means if one is having an account with any bank, he or she can use BHIM. You can download it from here.
One of the most popular app by the Government. Install the newly launched “IRCTC RAIL CONNECT” app and book a railway ticket anywhere in India at your fingertips. Download it from here.
This app aims at providing all the Passport-related services to the Indian Citizens in a speedy, convenient and transparent manner. You can do Passport application status tracking, locating the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) and general information on various steps involved in obtaining a Passport. Get it from here.
It is developed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National e-Governance Divisio
n (NeGD). It brings together all government departments and their services on a single platform to provide better and easier services to citizens. 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. Get it from here.
mAadhaar is official mobile application developed by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to provide an interface to Aadhaar Number Holders to carry their demographic information viz. Name, Date of Birth, Gender & Address along with photograph as linked with their Aadhaar Number in smart phones Get it from here.
MyGov is Government of India’s innovative citizen engagement platform for direct citizen participation in governance by providing an avenue for channelizing their ideas, comments and creative suggestions to Central Ministries and associated organizations. One can also participate in policy formulation and program implementation. Get it from here.
Swachh Bharat Mission is a mass movement for cleanliness launched on 2nd October 2014 by the Prime Minister of India. Through the app, citizens can click and post pictures related to civic issues and send to the concerned municipal authority. Get it from here.
A simple app to search through the various goods and services and their respective GST Rates and details. Search the entire list or respective categories of taxes for Goods and Services. Get it from here.
Aaykar Setu – It’s a free mobile application. It provides linkage to various services of the Income-tax Department through a single window. Some of the useful features of the app include paying taxes online, applying for PAN online and a tax calculator. A CHATBOT is there which provides answer to the queries raised by taxpayers in no-time. Get it from here.
Postinfo is the citizen centric android Mobile application of Department of Posts developed by Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology. One can do tracking, post office search, postage calculator, insurance premium calculator, interest calculator. Get it from here.