10 useful Government Apps which every Indian should download in their smartphones
Smartphones have become a necessity in today’s world. The Government of India knows it very well as it has launched a Digital India initiative which is promoted from time to time.
Several apps are launched in order to benefit the citizens. Recently, cVigil app has been launched by the Government in order to curb the electoral malpractices. But are you aware of the other apps launched by the government to make people’s life much easier? If not then read below and find out.
|mAadhaar – Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) ‘mAadhaar’ is a useful app which is now available only for Android phones. Through this app the Aadhaar users can keep their base cards on their smartphones i,e to say a person can carry his/her identity in their smartphone. The benefit of the app is that users can access the app anywhere for sharing their KYC information. As per UIDAI, the users can also block their biometric data anywhere, anytime, if needed.|
|OnlineRTI – If you were thinking of utilising your Right to Information Act (RTI) but were scared of following the tedious process then worry not as this app is there to help you out. Now, you can connect with famous RTI activists, track application status, etc. You can file an RTI using the app, the lawyers and experts will help you frame your application and send a draft for approval or revision. It is up to you whether you need to make alterations or not. As per the mandated law, one will receive a response from the authorities for the application within a month. A unique feature associated with this app is it also allows users to form communities and forums to share their queries. There is a catalog available where one can find all information about the state and central government rules for filing RTI applications.|
|Indian Police on Call – This app helps in locating the nearest police station around you. The app contains all information regarding the route and distance of the nearest police station. Not only this, the app also shows the numbers of district control rooms and the SP office. Calls can be made using the app at the time of need.|
|MyGov – MyGov is a government app which involves direct participation of citizens. The application provides an avenue for comments, suggestions and also channelizing the ideas. The central ministries and associated organisations are also taken in the loop. The citizens can access numerous government initiatives, Swachh Bharat, etc. after creating a login id. Citizens all over the country also have an opportunity to interact with the Prime Minister through this app which is one of a kind initiative.|
|Incredible India – All the information regarding tourism in India comes handy on this platform to cater all your travel needs. The app is helpful in finding information regarding travel agents, domestic operators, regional level guides, transport operators, and classified hotels of any city or tourist attraction.|
|mPassport Seva – Now you can access to passport services anytime through your phone. This app offers the best services to smartphone users including passport application status tracking and locating the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK). One can also get general information on procuring a passport.|
|mKavach – As the name suggests, this app is a comprehensive mobile security solution to protect your android phone from the threats which are related to mobile phones. For instance, one can block spam SMS or calls through this app. Also, one can protect and deal with threats related to personal data and credentials.|
|Swachh Bharat – This app helps individual in contributing to the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, the pilot project of the government. Through this app one can keep his/her city and surroundings clean. One can click pictures and contact the concerned municipal authority. As all the urban bodies are linked to this app your complaint is likely to get a response. The area of the complaint will also be detected by the geo-location of the pictures. Feedback can also be given if a complaint is not taken seriously.|
|ePathshaala – HRD Ministry in association with NCERT developed this “ePathshaala” app. Through this app, people can download Ebooks on mobile phones, tablets, and desktops. Users can also download various books as per space availability in their devices. There are options available to select, highlight, pinch, and text-to-speech.|
|GST Rate Finder – If you are still unable to comprehend GST and have no clue regarding it then this app is for you. One can easily get an idea of the GST rates on the individual items and services through this app. Get every detail regarding GST on the GST Rate Finder app.|
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