30 useful government apps every Indian should download
There’s an app for almost everything these days and as part of its Digital India initiative, the government of India has also been aggressively building apps for the citizens. These apps are for various government related services and for also different sections of the society. For instance, there are special apps for teachers, farmers, women, children. Here we list out 30 government apps that one should download or at least know about
112 App: For women’s safety
Mainly meant for women safety, through this app one can just by pressing a button or just pressing power button thrice, one can initiate call to the state emergency responses.
Bharat ke Veer: For contributing to families of Central Armed Police Forces’ soldiers
Through this mobile app, citizens can pay homage and contribute financially to the bereaved families of Central Armed Police Forces’ soldiers who laid down their lives in the line of duty.
DigiLocker: For safely keeping digital copies of important documents
Users can save digital copies of documents like driving license, PAN card on this app
mParivahan: For driving license and vehicle related information
An app to create copies of driving license, vehicle registration certificate among other things. It can come in handy if you’re ever ‘caught’ by traffic police in case of violating any traffic norms.
Yoga locator: For fitness and yoga enthusiasts
As the name suggests, the app helps people searching yoga trainers and centres in cities. Yoga trainers and centres can register themselves through this app also.
Sangam: For devotional and Indian classical music
An app for devotional music, Sangam features over 2500 devotional tracks in 24 Indian languages on themes such as mantras. It also has songs from classical music artists like Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Ustad Bismillah Khan and others
mPassport: For passport related information
All passport related information is available on this app. Users can track passport application status and locate the nearest Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)
UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance)
The app version of the single-ticket window and brings together various government departments and their services on one platform.
Indian Police on Call
An app to locate the nearest police station. It has numbers of district control rooms and other important details related to local police.
Krishi Kisan: For new farming techniques
Another app for farmers, which can be used to see and learn about best practices of cultivation. The app also helps farmers in geo-fencing and geo-tagging of crops.
Khelo India: For sports and fitness enthusiasts
Khelo India App helps you to get information about various games, available sporting facilities nearby and also gives a fitness assessment of children.
Consumer app: For registering consumer complaints
The app is available in Hindi and English and can be used to file complaints and get redressal within 60 days
CHC Farm Machinery: For farmers to get machinery
With this app, farmers can select and order required farm machinery at feasible rates. It is available only on Google Play Store for Android smartphones.
UTS: For booking unreserved tickets
An app for those who want to book unreserved tickets on Indian Railways.
Aaykar Setu: For income tax and PAN card
One can apply for PAN, pay taxes among other things on this Income Tax department’s app.
ePathshala: For students and teachers
This app comes in handy for teachers and students who can access e-books on mobile devices and desktops.
cVigil: For “free and fair elections
An app by the Election Commission of India that helps in creating a fast-track complaint reception and redressal system regarding elections in the country
MADAD: For Indian citizens abroad
An app created by the Ministry of External Affairs for those Indian citizens who are in distress abroad. Do keep in mind grievances/queries related to visa and passport, emergency travel documents etc. won’t be answered through the app.
BHIM: For financial transactions
A popular app for carrying out financial transactions digitally. This Unified Payment Interface-based app helps in sending/receiving money among other things.
An app for entrepreneurs to understand government initatives about startups.
DigiSevak: For citizen volunteers
App for citizen volunteers who, based on their skills and interest, can do voluntary work for various government departments.
MySpeed (TRAI): For data speed
Users can tell TRAI about their data speed, coverage area and other network related information through this app.
IRCTC: Indian Railways app
From booking train tickets to hotels to even flight tickets, the IRCTC app is for all travel-related needs
National Scholarships Portal: For students looking for scholarship
National Scholarships Portal (NSP) is one-stop solution for various scholarship schemes offered by various central Ministries and State Departments.
Incredible India: For tourism information
All tourism related information is available on this app.
Voter Helpline: App by the Election Commission of India
An app that acts as a single point service for voters. One can submit forms for new voter ID cards, do a search of names in electoral rolls among other things.
MyGov: Feedback, suggestions and ideas to the government
This app can be used to give feedback, suggestions to the government about its various schemes
Kisan Suvidha: For agriculture related information
This app is meant for farmers who can information like market prices, weather update and other details.
mKavach (Mobile security solutions)
This government app offers mobile security solutions like malware and one can even block spam messages and calls.
eBasta app: For teachers and students
An app for teachers and students to access ebooks and creating content/study material as well