UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-Age Governance) is one of the key initiatives under the Digital India program to develop a common, unified platform and mobile app to facilitate a single point of access to all government services. It is envisaged to act as a master application, which will integrate major government services from various sectors such Agriculture, Education, Health, Housing among others. The application will enable users to access e-Government services from the central Government, the State Governments, local bodies and their agencies.
UMANG is conceptualised to bring governance on the finger tips of individuals through 'mobile first' strategy. This multi-lingual app is developed and operated by National e-Governance Division (NeGD), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to fast-track Mobile Governance in India. Its primary aim is to abridge inconvenience faced by users in managing multiple mobile apps and facilitate a one-stop-solution to avail varied government services. Thus, downloading one mobile app will aid convergence of various efforts, carried out separately, to reach out to the individuals via mobile phones.
1) To act as an enabler and facilitator in developing overall mobile based service delivery ecosystem in India.
2) Provide easy access for individuals to various services via single Mobile Application, easy to remember short code and single Toll Free number.
3) Provide easy discoverability of services, easy manageability and standardisation of service delivery.
4) Provide for quick mobile enablement of e-Gov applications/services of Government departments through easy and fast integration, on-boarding, mobile front-end roll-out by bringing their services on this mobile application platform. Provide another value added services to departments via a common platform through integration with Telecom Service Provider and Payment gateway. This will facilitate easy on-boarding of Government departments.