UMANG app would be furnished with voice-based AI for the common people living in the remotest areas
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has now finally launched the international version of UMANG app in select countries such as US, UK, Canada, Australia, UAE, Netherlands, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. The official spokesperson of MeitY proclaimed that this updated app will help Indian international students, NRIs, and Indian tourists abroad to access government of India public services anytime.
While announcing the international version, union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, said: “I must also complement the UMANG Team for coming up with such a robust solution; I would also like the team to work on a voice-based solution using AI so that the UMANG may reach to the common people living in the farthest corner of the country.”
The app offers a single unified platform to help people access pan India e-governance services ranging from central to local government bodies and various other citizen-centric services. This three-year-old government app offers its 2039 services to of which 373 central and 487 states. Moreover, it caters to 189 departments out of which 88 central and 101 states.
It is also expected that this app would be furnished with voice-based AI for the common people living in the remotest areas. This international version can be downloaded by visiting the Play Store of specific countries.
Going forward, the official statement of MeitY reads, “It will also help in taking India to the world through ‘Indian Culture’ services available on UMANG and create interest amongst foreign tourists to visit India. Moreover, the ministry also proclaimed that they are implementing the Common Services Centres service into the app.