In this article, I will discuss about Indian Government Apps for Android that will undoubtedly help to transform India into a better country (regarding digital adaptability).
Digital India is a national level scheme by Indian central Government. It aims at building a robust digital India products infrastructure that has the potential to keep India updated with quick digital shift happening across the globe. It was launched on 2nd July 2015 with an aim to serve India at three levels. Levels are:
- Building secure infrastructure to hold digital shift
- Transforming old conventional services to the digital In simple terms, all traditional services will now be ported to online clouds so that citizens can use most of the services online itself
- Conducting village level camps to impart sufficient knowledge such that each home in the country has at least one member who can use online services quickly
Within 1 year, we have seen real growth so far (at all three levels). Several projects are being rolled out to build a required structure at all levels. Conventional services are getting connected to the digital world (passport, UIDAI card, etc. are the best examples). Camps are being organized at a precise level so that masses can be covered with digital education.
Must-Have Indian Government Apps for Android
#1 mPassport Sev
Passport is not a necessity for us only when we travel on flights, but it also serves as an ID and address proof. mPassport Seva app has been made by Consular, Passport, and Visa (CPV) Division.
It is a fantastic initiative to make the common man aware of some important factors such as how to apply for a passport, check current status(if asked), etc.
This Indian Govt App offers a couple of services – General Information (a brief overview of where to apply for a 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 the ‘Contact Us’ section. This is an excellent initiative by the Indian Government to help ease the tension of getting or renewing a passport.
#2 All India Radio News
Radio still happens to be an imperative means of communication. In times of network failure, Radio is what comes in handy. However, in today’s times, we see many smartphones do not have this fantastic feature.
However, All India Radio has come up with this app known as the All India Radio News which would help you listen to the radio. The app lets you read the news, alter the font size as well as turn on the audio for news reading.
This Indian Government Android apps is a fantastic App 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 about 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 Indian railway reservation 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 train Status, PNR Status of your favorite trains. It also helps you save schedules.
MyGov- Indian Government 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. The government can work best when it can receive inputs/ideas from ordinary people.
MyGov is launched with one single motive to connect Indian citizens with concerned staff where they can pitch up to their ideas, suggestions, and government can decide their plans after that.
All you need to do is to sign up with MyGov and pitch up your idea in the relevant category.
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.
MyGov is Government of India’s innovative citizen engagement platform for direct citizen participation in governance by providing an avenue for channelizing their ideas, comments and creative suggestions to Central Ministries and associated organizations.
#5 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.
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 the trade, you can download the app and check out what the app has stored for you.
#7 MySpeed (TRAI)
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 Internet Speed Test websites, 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 your data packs. If you wish to keep the speed private, you can do that as well!
Digital Locker referred to Digital Locker and was launched in 2015. It provides personal electronic space that can be used to store confidential, important documents.
One can store all sorts of data ((PAN Card, Driving License, mark sheets, etc.) in DigiLocker. If in any case you have lost your data from your Phone, then Digilocker App helps you as a Data Recovery Software.
Each user is provided with 1GB default space that is linked to Aadhaar Number (UIDAI number). It is a secure way of storing all your important documents online that can be accessed anytime from anywhere (you need to have an internet connection obviously).
With DigiLocker, the government is aiming towards reducing the use of hard papers (photocopies) and using reusable e-papers wherever applicable/possible.
To sign up with DigiLocker, you need to have a valid Aadhar Card (UIDAI) number and a verified mobile number. Although the UIDAI number is not mandatory to be linked with DLocker, it is advised to sign up using the UIDAI number as it improves the overall security and privacy.
#9 BHIM – Making India Cashless
BHIM stands for ‘Bharat Interface for Money’, is a mobile app launched to make India cash-free.
This is one of the most popular online payments app.
This UPI APP developed by the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) as a part of the Digital India initiative, With BHIM, your smartphone becomes your bank.
#10 GST Rate Finder
The app from the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) is all in one solution that has made GST taxation easier in India.
GST Rate Finder is one of the best GST APP which provides all the latest GST news, information, articles, Draft law, Videos, Discussion with CA experts, and important links directly related to the GST bill and its major points.
UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance), developed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National e-Governance Division (NeGD).
UMANG Android app provides easy access to a plethora of Indian government services ranging from – Healthcare, Finance, Education, Housing, Energy, Agriculture, Transport to even Utility and Employment and Skills.
#12 Startup India Hub
Developed by the Department Of Industrial Policy & Promotion.
The key objective of the Startup India Hub app is to be a one-stop platform for all stakeholders (Investors, Startups, Incubators, Government Agencies, Accelerators, and public users) in the Startup ecosystem to interact and to collaborate in a highly dynamic environment.
These are our favorite Indian Government Apps for Android.
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