Mobileone-Karnataka app.

Mobileone-Karnataka app.

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.

 

 

Karnataka all-in-one app

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.

Vehicle Identification SMS System

Vehicle Identification SMS System

Saw someone zipping past in a vehicle and want to know his/her name? That vital piece of information, which can later lead to much else, is now only an SMS or a simple Web search away.

A sharp rise in road accidents, and several other instances of hit-and-run accidents have prompted the RTO or the Road Transport Office to introduce a new, more effective mode of service for the masses. To track down a vehicle during road mishaps and in an attempt to spread general public awareness, the RTO have introduced a new SMS system, using which users can track vehicles without much hassle.

In an era when we are all becoming more concerned about privacy, a service that gives away a vehicle owner’s personal details via SMS is sure to raise some heckles.

On the face of it, this may appear to be helpful data that could come in handy during road accidents and rash driving cases, before purchasing a second-hand vehicle or for law enforcement and investigation purposes.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways made it possible for anyone to send an SMS to 7738299899 with the message ‘VAHAN’ and a vehicle number, to fetch the name of the owner, vehicle name, RC/FC expiry date and motor vehicle tax paid up to time.

The road transport ministry in association with National Informatics Centre (NIC) developed this SMS and web based applications for queries about genuineness of vehicles, RC Driving Licence Details.

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has developed search systems accessible through both SMS and Web for the use of Common Citizen to be provided free of cost. To get the details using SMS a person will have to use :

For RC Status Check: VAHAN <registration no> and send the SMS to 7738299899

Example: VAHAN DL3CAP9473 → 7738299899

Details will come by return SMS.  However, it needs to be noted here that all the data that one can avail of from this SMS service only belong to vehicles registered or transacted in an RTO after 2003.

In addition to the SMS service, details about the owner of a vehicle can also be easily determined using one of the many vehicle registration search services on the official websites of the transport departments in several states.

While many of them require additional details such as chassis or engine number before displaying search results, there are a few that throw open their entire cache without any barrier whatsoever.

The use of registration numbers by Bengaluru  police exemplify how the free flow of information can actually be helpful.

The service can prove to be useful in preventing fraud in second hand sales and bring in more accountability among motorists.

KARNATAKA STATE POLICE APP.

KARNATAKA STATE POLICE APP.

Karnataka State Police App launched to make cops more accessible to citizens.

If a crime is to be controlled, active participation of people is a must.  The police are working towards gaining the confidence of the citizens and involving them in preventing the crimes which is increasing day by day.  The city police are marking the best use of technology and are connecting directly with the people in distress.

This app was launched by Chief Minister Kumaraswamy. The app is an attempt to modernize the state police and extend the services to reach out all. The main features includes reporting non-emergency incidents, locating the closest police station, looking out for missing persons etc.   This new initiative is a part of the State Police’s efforts.  This app ‘The Karnataka State Police app’ is launched in the same line as ‘Suraksha’ launched by Mr. Siddaramaiah Government which was aimed specifically to ensure women’s safety.

This app is developed  by Capulus Technologies Pvt. Ltd. from Chikkamagaluru.  The app has had humble beginnings and was first developed by two engineering students from same place in 2015 from Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology.

This app includes the ‘SOS’ button through which people can directly reach the police.  This is available both in Kannada and English. The Karnataka State Police app has included some vital features to help policemen in the State.  This includes the ability to download FIRs, details of stolen vehicle and the contact details of police office in the State.

The Key features of the app are:

  • SOS Panic button
  • Option to report incident with photo and video clip
  • Missing people section
  • Stolen vehicle database search

When the SOS panic button is used, it sends out alerts to the control room and also to a set of chosen contacts with the location you are in.  This app uses the GPS to show the nearest police station and the jurisdictional police station where you are to come in handy in emergency situations.

This app has a feature known as ‘report an incident’ which allows the users to upload a video or a photo.  There is a section for missing people and a search database for stolen vehicles, linked to the national Vaahan database of stolen vehicles.