Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
The IT exporter of India, Karnataka has launched India’s first mobile governance platform “Mobileone”. The platform was launched in Bengaluru.
From paying utility bills to applying for passport, this amazing app brings over 4,000 government and private services to your finger tips. Here is all you need to know about the world’s largest multi-channel mobile service made possible by the Government of Karnataka. To get access to all government services on the smart-phone, a citizen of Karnataka will have to download the M-one app on their device.
The PayGov payment gateway of the central government will integrate with the app and users of the app will have the option to pay using debit cards, credit cards, IMPS and RuPay cash wallet. The concept is unique in the sense that a person residing in the state will not have to visit multiple websites to avail of these simple services.
The app is available on both iOS and Android platforms and can be accessed from all over India. With the help of this newly launched app around 4,500 services can be availed. This mobile governance initiative will allow people to access services like, payment of utility bills and property tax, booking railway tickets, applying for driving licences and filing income-tax returns.
What is being envisioned is a complete thing. It’s a platform service to all the government departments. There are many services which are currently listed.
Even those who doesn’t have smart-phone can avail this facility. The number set aside for this purpose is ‘161’. This number can be dialed to avail this facility. This app is being developed by IMI Mobile, global technology company providing software and services which help businesses capitalize on the growth in mobile communication.
Karnataka is the first state to develop a mobile application approved by the Apple Store. It is the first state to have a mobile app that is accessible all over India.
Now that Karnataka has shown the entire country how to do what was earlier considered a distant possibility, let us hope more state governments take the cue from here and start thinking on similar lines.