Umang App - A Technology Rich World for Senior Citizens!!

Most of what we do in the modern world is driven by technology. From simple tasks like ordering food, booking a transport or buying tickets, to bigger tasks like calling for services, getting products delivered from half way across the world; everything is digital. However, senior citizens often face the basic issue of lack of knowledge of advanced technology to be able to truly take advantage of this digitized world.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to help unify senior citizens with technology; through an app! Now, senior citizens can use their mobile devices to avail of central, local, state and government services through agencies by using this functional app on their smartphones.

This app is called Umang; which stands for Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance. The app has been developed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MietY) and the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) in unison. This new application has launched on the side-lines of the fifth Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) which is held in New Delhi, India