From Aadhaar Card Application to Payments, Check Out These 5 Must-Have Government Service Apps
Be it an app for Aadhaar card, PAN card or online payment, now you can do all these things digitally from the comfort of your home. The Indian government has introduced several digital apps and platforms over the past few years to make government services easily accessible. These mobile apps provide easy access to a host of government services. Check out these 5 government service apps you must have on your mobile phone.
The Unified Mobile Application for New-Age Governance (UMANG) is one of the leading government service applications that allows users to avail Center, State and Municipal services. It is integrated with popular customer-centric service platforms such as Employee Provident Fund Organization, National Pension System, myPAN – to apply for a PAN card – Digilocker, Pensioner Portal and Digi Sevak .
This application familiarizes taxpayers and ensures a smooth transition to the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The application is developed by the Central Excise and Customs Board, Ministry of Finance. It provides taxpayers with a wealth of GST-related information – GST migration, GST laws and rules, latest updates, FAQs, and more.
AAYKAR SETU app was developed by the Income Tax Department (ITD) to solve taxpayer queries. Users can get their tax questions and concerns answered through live chat provided by Aaykar Setu. The app also provides access to a variety of other Department of Income Tax services such as Tax Return Filing, Tax Preparer Locator, TDS Calculator and much more.
It is a comprehensive security application for mobile devices that provides protection against hacking and malware attacks. M-Kavach also warns against threats related to misuse of resources such as WiFi, Bluetooth, camera and mobile data by preventing unauthorized access. The app also allows users to remotely delete data, such as contacts, on their phone, reset the device to factory settings as well as track location.
Since the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) has become the most convenient and easy way for money transactions, the government has launched the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) mobile application. It enables fast, secure and reliable transactions via a mobile phone. Users can send or receive money using UPI payment addresses, phone numbers, or QR codes.