Our lives are going online. Initially, it was through the internet. But now things have change. Now we are online mostly via Android Apps. Be it a social media site or an e-commerce one. Everyone is slowly shifting to the app world as it is more user-friendly. Android being an open source system, it is easier to make such amazing apps. Here is a list of Android Apps from Indian Government to help you on the go!
Must Have Android Apps of Indian Government
Passport is not a necessity for us only when we travel in flights, but it also serves as an ID and address proof. This app has been made by Consular, Passport, and Visa (CPV) Division. It is a wonderful initiative to make the common man aware of some important factors such as how to apply for a passport, check current status(if applied), etc.
This app offers a couple of services – General Information (a brief overview of where to apply for passport to how to get it finally), Locate Centres (such as Passport Seva Kendra, Police Station, etc), Fee Calculator ( for a new passport or to renew an old one), Status Tracker, Document Advisor and Appointment Availability (at the passport office). If these services don’t fulfill your needs, you could always go ahead and contact them at ‘Contact Us’ section. This is a wonderful initiative by the Indian Government to help ease the tension of getting or renewing a passport.
All India Radio News
Radio still happens to be a very important means of communication. In times of network failure, Radio is what comes handy. However, in today’s times we see many smartphones does not have this amazing feature. However, All India Radio has come up with this app known as the All India Radio News which would help you listen to radio. The app lets you read news, alter the font size as well as turn on audio for news reading.
IRCTC Connect is the official app of IRCTC. You can book train tickets, book meals (via IRCTC Catering – Food on Track app) and book flight tickets (via IRCTC Air app) as well. This app has a very simple UI and would be much of a hassle. Create an account or Log In to your IRCTC account and book tickets real quick!
This Android app is a wonderful tool for someone who uses Indian Railways on a daily/regular basis to commute. You can spot where your train is at a given time. Another feature ‘Live Station’ would let you know any trains in the next 2 hours or 4 hours. Apart from these, you can see the timetable for a train and check the train between 2 respective stations. This app would also inform you about the train those are canceled or diverted or rescheduled as well. Another section known as the Manage Favorites helps you know the Live Status of your favorite trains. It also helps you save schedules.
MyGov android app is a very simple way of connecting with the government. Once you register here, you can be updated with all the news that’s related to the Government of India. You can visit their blog, discussion groups, etc. You can also look up for jobs here. Talking about jobs, they are also looking for logo designers and similar types of jobs.
Some cool features of the app include a call option. They have a link to their Fb page as well. you can share your ideas or write directly to the Prime Minister from this app. You can connect to President, Lok Sabha, Cabinet Secretariat, etc from this app. India being a multi-lingual country, the app allows you to connect in your language.
Narendra Modi App
This man needs no introduction. He is the Prime Minister of India. You can directly connect to him via this app. But, before you jump to any conclusion, we are not promoting him here. It is the official app.
You can connect to him, write to him about your ideas and suggestions, receive e-mails directly from him, read about his daily deeds, earn badges and Mann Ki Baat with PM. This app is your gateway to know what’s going on in his professional life and how he is bettering our country.
This app is from the Ministry of Tourism. The first thing the app asks you is Location. Once that is fed, you can immediately get the Place of Interest around almost up to 50 km radius. You can manually update the location once it changes. Besides a place of interest, you can also know about Ministry Classified hotels, Approved Travel and Trade operators and Approved guides. There is also a favorite section where you can save your favorite place hotel, etc. If your queries are not solved, you can contact them wherein they have separate contact option for each state. It covers all the states.
DGFT stands for Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Department of Commerce, Government of India. If you are an importer/exporter, this app is surely for you. They can access foreign trade policy and other documents in one click away from you. Since I’m not much familiar with trade, you can download the app and check out what the app has stored for you.
As the name suggests, this app will help you access the speed of your internet connection (both mobile data as well as Wi-Fi). There are many other speed detector apps but this app is highly recommended cause the recorded data would be saved in the Government servers. All results are reported anonymously. The Government can question the telcos why they aren’t giving the promised speed if required. It would finally give justice to all you data packs. If you wish to keep the speed private, you can do that as well!
These are our favorite apps by the Indian Government. Did we miss out your favorite one? Tell us in the comments below.