The UMANG app that aims to provide hundreds of government services at one place has seen more than 3.5 million downloads within three month of its launch.
“3.5 million people have downloaded UMANG app through which they can avail more than 185 government services from 37 departments on a single mobile app,” says a tweet by Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad.
UMANG or Unified mobile Application for New-age Governance was launched on 23 November, 2017 by Prime minister Narednra Modi during the 5th Global Conference on Cyberspace held in New Delhi. The app then was offering 162 services from 33 departments. It was designed to offer more than 1200 services of various government services from Center, state and utility firms like water, electricity and gas. The app supports 13 Indian languages and caters to on-demand scalability. The languages include Hindi, Punjabi, Odia, Gujarati, Bengali, Assamese, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam and Urdu, besides being available in English.
At present the app offers services from 185 departments and almost all the important government services are available in the UMANG app. Some commonly used serices like Aadhaar, Passport seva, Income Tax, Crop Insurance, Gas services, EPFO, Land Records, Pensioners’ Portal, Soil Health Card etc are available in this app.
The app was developed by SpiceDigital and is available to download on a smartphone from the Google Play store ass well as through various other means.
How To Download The UMANG App
The app can be downloaded from the Google Play store as well as from app stores depending on the user’s mobile operating system. Alternatively, one can download the app by directly visiting the website https://web.umang.gov.in. Besides, one can give a missed call or SMS to ‘9718397183’ to get a download link of the app.
Once the app is downloaded the users can provide their details like name, mobile number, addres etc to register in the app. One would get an OTP on their mobile phones to complete the registration process.
Though the app at present is made available for smartphone users, the government is working to make it available to feature phones as well.