Why in News?
The Umang app was recently launched by the Prime Minister.
FACTS FOR PRELIMS
Umang stands for Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance and is envisaged to facilitate e-governance.
The application is developed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National e-Governance Division (NeGD) in order to drive Mobile Governance in India and also promote the Digital India program.
Umang app basically provides a unified approach where we can install one application to avail multiple government services.
Umang app provides all pan India e-Gov services ranging from central to local government bodies and other citizen-centric services like — Aadhaar and Digi locker on one mobile app.
At present, the Umang app provides services across 12 categories which include — agriculture, education, employment and skills, energy, finance, health, housing, police, public grievance, revenue, transport, and utility. However, in the forthcoming days, the app will be providing integration with various other services such as Pay Gov and more.