Digital India “UMANG”:-One Mobile App For Many Government Services

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Digital India "UMANG":-One Mobile App For Many Government Services

UMANG app is a common platform for various government services such as gas booking, Aadhaar, crop insurance, EPF and National Pension System. Here’s what all you can do with it.

WHAT IS UMANG APP?

Narendra Modi government has been pretty much keen and working towards making India go completely digital in the forthcoming years. That’s also the reason why the Modi government has been asking everyone to shift to the digital transaction and not depend on cash any longer, and also perform every task via online medium for a long time now.

one app for many survices
one app for many services

In line with the same, Umang is also one such initiative to promote Modi’s Digital India program. The term — Umang stands for Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance and is envisaged to make e-governance.

UMANG App and EPF Services

After installing the app, you can find the EPFO option from the app’s homepage. You will have to select the ‘Employee Centric Services’ option and input your EPF Universal Account Number (UAN) when prompted. Now, you will be able to log in using an OTP that will be sent to your number registered with the EPF.

There are currently three services available under the EPFO section in Umang app. You can view your passbook; raise a claim for pension withdrawal, part withdrawal, and final settlement; and you can also track the status of your claims already submitted.

The passbook view feature can be accessed without the need to link your Aadhaar with the Umang app or even the EPF. However, for the other two online features, it is mandatory to link your Aadhaar number with your EPF account.

What other services are there in UMANG App?

umang app
umang app

Apart from EPF services, the app can be used for other services like

  • One can apply for a PAN (permanent account number) using the UMANG app. The e-KYC can be done by providing the Aadhaar. If one has applied for the PAN card, they can also check the status of the application using this app.-
  • Pensioners can generate their digital life certificate using this app.
  • If you have an NPS (National Pension System) account, you can check your current holdings, account details, recent contributions using UMANG app. You can also apply for a change in the address some of the services using this app. Also, you can change the schemes under NPS using this app.
  • Job seekers can also register themselves under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana using UMANG app.

 

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