UMANG App or Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance
UMANG or Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance is an app launched by the Government of India to provide access to various government services at one place. Launched in November last year, UMANG app is a common platform for various government services such as gas booking, Aadhaar, crop insurance, EPF and National Pension System.
The app was launched with the provisions of 43 government departments that grants access to 150+ services and has a target to reach 200 departments granting access to 1200+ services by December 2019. Currently, the app has 172 services from 36 states and central government departments and four states.
According to SpiceDigital—the company that has developed the app—the availability of the app in 12 regional languages in addition to English makes it user-friendly and relevant to tier II, III cities and the rural areas, thus widening the scope and exposure of the app. UMANG has a dedicated Customer Support for user convenience from 8 am to 8 pm for all days of the week. The 12 regional languages in which the app is available are Hindi, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
When you download UMANG app, it asks you to link your Aadhaar with the app. Currently, this is optional and you can use UMANG app without seeding in your Aadhaar in it. However, if you chose to link your Aadhaar with the application, you will be giving your consent to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to use your Aadhaar details for eKYC. With this, your KYC details will automatically be seeded in your profile and your name, date of birth, gender and address will be populated for you on the next page.
If not, the app will prompt you to input these details. However, here too you can have the option to skip this process.
After installing the app, you can find the EPFO option from the app’s homepage. You will have to select the ‘Employee Centric Services’ option and input your EPF Universal Account Number (UAN) when prompted. Now, you will be able to log in using an OTP that will be sent to your number registered with the EPF.
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