Top 10 must have apps by Government for your phone

From security to banking, train booking to passport, these government applications make sure you have everything at your finger tips.

1. BHIM: Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) is a payment app that lets you make simple, easy and quick transactions using Unified Payments Interface (UPI). You can make direct bank payments to anyone on UPI using their UPI ID or scanning their QR with the BHIM app. You can also request money through the app from a UPI ID.

2. GST Rate Finder: This app is best to analyst the tax rates that are levied under the umbrella of GST. The app is developed by the Central Board of Excise and Customs which can be great for businesses which cannot hire a chartered accountant to look after their taxes such startups and small businesses.

3. mAadhar app: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) 'mAadhaar aims to let users carry their Aadhaar identity on their smart phones. The app enables users to share their eKYC information with any service provider, anywhere. Users can also view and share their Aadhaar profile via QR code. UIDAI also claims that the app allows users to block their biometric data anytime, anywhere.

4. mPassport: This app offers a wide variety of services to Smartphone users such as Passport application status tracking, locating the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) and general information on various steps involved in obtaining a Passport.

5. Indian police on call app: This app helps people to locate the nearest police station based on their location in case of emergency. The app has all the information like the route and distance to reach the nearest police station also it displays numbers of district control room and the SP office so one can make a call using the app in the need of the hour.

6. IRCTC: Another useful app by the government, IRCTC enables online booking of rail tickets. It comes integrated with an IRCTC e-wallet for faster and easier transactions.

7. mParivahan: Users can create a digital copy of their driving license and four-wheeler/two-wheeler registration certificate. People can also verify existing car registration details as well as details of second-hand cars. For those looking to buy a second-hand car, they can verify the age and registration details.

8. UMANG: It is a unified application that can be used to avail a number of pan India e-government services such as filing income tax, making Aadhar and provident fund queries, booking a gas cylinder, Passport Seva, among others.

9. Mygov: This app acts as a platform for citizen participation in governance. Users can provide ideas, comments, suggestions to ministries and associated organisations. One can also participate in policy formulation and programme implementation.

10. Swacch Bharat app: The app is related to keeping your city and surroundings clean. Through this app, citizens can click and post pictures related to civic issues and send to the concerned municipal authority. All urban local bodies have been linked to this app, which pinpoints the exact location of the area of the complaint using the geo-location of the pictures. Citizens can also give feedback if their complaint hasn't been solved as per requirement.


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