India’s Aadhaar and Umang App win awards at world Government Summit 2018

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India’s Aadhaar and Umang App have won awards at recently concluded 6th World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai.

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Aadhaar

The award for it recognized India’s efforts of invention and innovation in field of technology and making the country completely digitized.

It was recognised as the world’s largest biometric enabled identification programme, which provides access to service, bank accounts, social services benefits, income tax, passport services by providing 1.2 billion citizens unique identification card with fingerprint, eye-print and other vital data.

The initiative is managed by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Umang App

The award acknowledged India’s efforts to provide convenient services to its citizens.

Umang stands for Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance. It provides users unified platform that combines government departments and services, facilitating transactions for citizens.

SOURCE –PIB.