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Rajasthan becomes first state to offer e-mail IDs in Hindi

Rajasthan has become the first state in India to launch free email addresses in Hindi for its residents. The facility will be available at [email protected] (in Devanagari script).

The initiative aims to ensure maximum participation of people towards e-governance and ensure that maximum government facilities are available in vernacular language.

Key Facts

The project is being implemented by state IT department with partnership in form of in-sourcing with private IT companies. This initiative is small part of ‘Rajasthan DigiKit’ which has  seen enrollment of more than one crore people from the state. The first e-mail ID from this initiative was created by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje with id [email protected] (in Devnagari). All government personnel in state will soon have an email id in Hindi too. The Hindi email ID will be offered to all the Internet users.

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Union Government launches UMANG app

The Union Government launched new all-in-one mobile application called UMANG with an aim to make Government services accessible on mobile phone of the citizens.

The UMANG app offers 162 services from 33 state and central government departments and four states under a one-single platform.

UMANG app

The term UMANG stands for Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance. It was launched to promote Digital India program and to drive mobile e-governance in India. The app was developed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National e-Governance Division (NeGD).

The app provides unified approach where one application to avail multiple government services. It is single mobile app that has access to 1200 services of various government offices from Centre, State and utility services. It supports 13 Indian languages and caters to on-demand scalability. It provides all pan India e-Governance services like Aadhaar, PAN, booking gas cylinder, PF account and Digilocker on one single platform.

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