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Apps developed by Government of India which you must know about

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With the digitisation of India being of prime importance all over the country, it only seems fair to aid more people to join the bandwagon. To make India digital and in line with the vision of Government of India’s initiative ‘Digital India’, the Indian Government has launched a plethora of mobile applications to be utilised by Indian citizens.

15 Must Download Government Apps

1. Online RTI App

People looking to file an RTI can download and use this app. Here, one can file RTI with the help of virtual lawyers and experts who will draft an application on your behalf and send it for approval to the RTI department. One can make changes to the draft before submitting the application.

People looking to file an RTI can download and use this app. Here, one can file RTI with the help of virtual lawyers and experts who will draft an application on your behalf and send it for approval to the RTI department. One can make changes to the draft before submitting the application.

2. myGOV App

It is an Indian citizen engagement platform which allows a citizen to participate in the governance of India. Launched by the Government of India, this app provides an avenue for channelizing the ideas, comments and creative suggestions by connecting people with central ministries and related government organizations.

It is an Indian citizen engagement platform which allows a citizen to participate in the governance of India. Launched by the Government of India, this app provides an avenue for channelizing the ideas, comments and creative suggestions by connecting people with central ministries and related government organizations.

3. Narendra Modi App

The official app of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, this app is a one-stop destination for knowing about all the latest day-to-day activities of the Prime Minister. It provides an exclusive and unique opportunity to receive messages and emails directly from the Prime Minister. Not just this, it allows users to contribute and earn badges through to-do tasks.

The official app of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, this app is a one-stop destination for knowing about all the latest day-to-day activities of the Prime Minister. It provides an exclusive and unique opportunity to receive messages and emails directly from the Prime Minister. Not just this, it allows users to contribute and earn badges through to-do tasks. With the launch of this app, Narendra Modi became the first political leader who has his own mobile app, and he uses this platform to share his ideas to all. One can tune in and listen to the various ‘Mann ki Baat’ editions of the PM, read his blogs and know more about him in the biography section.

4. mPassport Seva App

Users can search for nearby Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) or District Passport Cells (DPC) in a district and also search through pin codes. Users can search for police stations too. The app has a fee calculator, which determines the fees to be paid along with the application. There is also the option of tracking application status by providing the file number and date of birth. While people cannot currently apply for a new passport using this app, it provides the detailed steps and the documents required for issuing a new passport or renewing an existing one.

Those who are looking at getting a new passport can now do so right from their Android devices. With a view to making public services mobile-enabled, the Ministry of External Affairs launched the mPassport Seva app that will offer a wide variety of passport-related services to smartphone users. The lightweight and easy to use mPassport Seva app is also one of the largest projects of the Government of India under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). Users can search for nearby Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) or District Passport Cells (DPC) in a district and also search through pin codes. Users can search for police stations too. The app has a fee calculator, which determines the fees to be paid along with the application. There is also the option of tracking application status by providing the file number and date of birth. While people cannot currently apply for a new passport using this app, it provides the detailed steps and the documents required for issuing a new passport or renewing an existing one.

5. GST Finder

“First app of its kind which would be a ready reckoner for public, for customers, for consumers, traders, students, anyone who wishes to have very handily (GST) rates available. So, if you are in a market, a restaurant or anywhere you can easily check what the (GST) rate is,” CBEC chairperson Vanaja Sarna said.

“First app of its kind which would be a ready reckoner for public, for customers, for consumers, traders, students, anyone who wishes to have very handily (GST) rates available. So, if you are in a market, a restaurant or anywhere you can easily check what the (GST) rate is,” CBEC chairperson Vanaja Sarna said.

6. Start-Up India

Startup India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and Startups in the country that will drive sustainableeconomic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. The Government throughthis initiative aims to empower Startups to grow through innovation and design.
This is the official mobile application for Startup India developed to assist users to easily source information from the official Startup India website at https://startupindia.gov.in.

Startup India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build astrong eco-system for nurturing innovation and Startups in the country that will drive sustainableeconomic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. The Government throughthis initiative aims to empower Startups to grow through innovation and design. This is the official mobile application for Startup India developed to assist users to easily source information from the official Startup India website at https://startupindia.gov.in. Be in touch with Startup Indiainitiative and get the latest news, events, information about Startups, Incubators, IMB, State wise information, action plan and FAQs, etc. right in your hand. The app will allow users to apply for Recognition of Startups and Incubators and also allow users to validate Recognition of Startups and Incubators.

7. BHIM App

BHIM, stands for ‘Bharat Interface for Money’, is a mobile app launched to make India cash free. It is developed by National Payment Corporation of India and intended to facilitate e–payment directly through the bank accounts. Unlike other digital wallets which hold money in an online wallet, this app is exclusively designed to transfer money directly between different bank accounts.

BHIM, stands for 'Bharat Interface for Money', is a mobile app launched to make India cash free. It is developed by National Payment Corporation of India and intended to facilitate e–payment directly through the bank accounts. Unlike other digital wallets which hold money in an online wallet, this app is exclusively designed to transfer money directly between different bank accounts.

8. IRCTC

BHIM, stands for ‘Bharat Interface for Money’, is a mobile app launched to make India cash free. It is developed by National Payment Corporation of India and intended to facilitate e–payment directly through the bank accounts. Unlike other digital wallets which hold money in an online wallet, this app is exclusively designed to transfer money directly between different bank accounts.

One of the most popular app by the government, IRCTC enables online booking of rail tickets. It comes integrated with an IRCTC e-wallet for faster and easier transactions.

9. Incredible India

For all the information related to tourism this app comes in handy. Tourists – both international and domestic – can access information like approved domestic tour operators, transport operators, travel agents, regional level guides, and classified hotels available in cities and tourist centres.

For all the information related to tourism this app comes in handy. Tourists – both international and domestic – can access information like approved domestic tour operators, transport operators, travel agents, regional level guides, and classified hotels available in cities and tourist centres.

10. UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance)

Developed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National e-Governance Division (NeGD), this app brings together all government departments and their services on a single platform to provide better and easier services to citizens. It’s an evolving platform that provides – among other things — Digital India Services like Aadhaar, DigiLocker, and PayGov.

Developed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National e-Governance Division (NeGD), this app brings together all government departments and their services on a single platform to provide better and easier services to citizens. It’s an evolving platform that provides – among other things -- Digital India Services like Aadhaar, DigiLocker, and PayGov.

11. Government of India Calendar

Govt. of India Calendar 2018 is having all the list of gazetted and restricted holidays, list of PMO latest tweets, PIB release, All India radio news and Mann ki baat.

Govt. of India Calendar 2018 is having all the list of gazetted and restricted holidays, list of PMO latest tweets, PIB release, All India radio news and Mann ki baat.

12. Swacch Bharat App

The Swachh Bharat app is the face of Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.<br />
Users can create their profile on the app, but they need to be have an account on Twitter. Only Twitter users can have a user account on the Swachh Bharat App. Users can upload pictures of areas that are intensely polluted and tag the location too.
Also, users can take up challenges to clean a certain area and invite their friends too. Users can then upload the before and after pictures of the area.

The Swachh Bharat app is the face of Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. Users can create their profile on the app, but they need to be have an account on Twitter. Only Twitter users can have a user account on the Swachh Bharat App. Users can upload pictures of areas that are intensely polluted and tag the location too. Also, users can take up challenges to clean a certain area and invite their friends too. Users can then upload the before and after pictures of the area.

13. mKavach App

Available only for Android devices, the aim of the app is to address threats related to mobile phones. For instance, one can block spam SMS or unsolicited incoming calls. Through the app one can also address malware threats that try to steal personal data and credentials.

Available only for Android devices, the aim of the app is to address threats related to mobile phones. For instnace, one can block spam SMS or unsolicited incoming calls. Through the app one can also address malware threats that try to steal personal data and credentials.

14. India voter’s list App

Available only for Android devices, the aim of the app is to address threats related to mobile phones. For instance, one can block spam SMS or unsolicited incoming calls. Through the app one can also address malware threats that try to steal personal data and credentials.

Available only for Android devices, the aim of the app is to address threats related to mobile phones. For instance, one can block spam SMS or unsolicited incoming calls. Through the app one can also address malware threats that try to steal personal data and credentials.

15. KhoyaPaya App

KhoyaPaya is a citizen centric portal for the missing and vulnerable children, where any citizen can register with the portal and provide information about a missing or sighted child, without waiting to complete the legal formalities. The information supplied by the citizen would be made available for public view after quick moderation, thereby saving the valuable time. The citizen can further do searching of the database of the children by matching the attributes of the lost/sighted child. This also considerably reduces the time for the relevant information to reach the affected citizen. The mobile app facilitates the user in providing details of sighted children.

KhoyaPaya is a citizen centric portal for the missing and vulnerable children, where any citizen can register with the portal and provide information about a missing or sighted child, without waiting to complete the legal formalities. The information supplied by the citizen would be made available for public view after quick moderation, thereby saving the valuable time. The citizen can further do searching of the database of the children by matching the attributes of the lost/sighted child. This also considerably reduces the time for the relevant information to reach the affected citizen. The mobile app facilitates the user in providing details of sighted children.

Which is your favourite Government App for daily use? Have some other apps better than these? Do let us know in the comments below.