hit among Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) subscribers nified Mobile Application for New-age Governance (UMANG) has been a big and about 1.127 million subscribers used the app to settle their claims in the last four months. During the covid-19 pandemic period from April to July 2020, a total of 11.27 lakhs claims were filed online through the UMANG app. This was a whopping 180% increase compared to the pre-Covid 19 period from December 2019 to March 2020, where only 3.97 lakhs claims were submitted through the app.
UMANG is developed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National e-Governance Division (NeGD) to drive Mobile Governance in India. UMANG provides a single platform for all Indian citizens to access pan India e-Gov services ranging from central to local government bodies and other citizen centric services.
It is all-in-one single unified secure multi-channel multi-platform multi-lingual multi-service freeware mobile app for accessing over 841 services through 127 central and state government departments in multiple Indian languages over Android, iOS, Windows and services such as:
. Bharat Bill Payment System
. EPFO services
. PMKVY services
. Tax and fee
. Utilities bills payments
Making it easier for pensioners to check their passbook and even update their Jeevan Pramaan Patra or life certificate from their mobile phones, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) allows subscribers to access 16 different services on the UMANG app. To avail these services pensioners need an active UAN (Universal Account Number) and a mobile number registered with the EPFO.