Umang App and Aadhaar win awards at world Government Summit 2018

India’s Aadhaar and Umang App have won awards at recently concluded 6th World Umang AppGovernment Summit 2018 in Dubai. Umang App won in Best m-Government Service Award for Accessible Government Category and Aadhaar won in the Best Government Emerging Technologies Award. The awards were presented by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of UAE Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The 6th edition of World Government Summit 2018 held in Dubai, has acknowledged technology driven initiators for providing global solutions to global challenges.

India was accorded with the ‘Guest of Honour’ in between more than 140 countries, which took participation in the World Government Summit 2018.

Aadhaar:

The award for Aadhaar recognized India’s efforts of invention and innovation in field of technology and making the country completely digitalized. It was recognised as the world’s largest biometric enabled identification programme, which provides access to service, bank accounts, social services benefits, income tax, passport services by providing 1.2 billion citizens unique identification card with fingerprint, eye-print and other vital data. The initiative is managed by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Umang App:

The award acknowledged India’s efforts to provide convenient services to its citizens. Umang stands for Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance. It provides users unified platform that combines government departments and services, facilitating transactions for citizens.

Key Points:

  1. India’s Aadhaar and Umang App have won awards at recently concluded 6th World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai. Umang App won in Best m-Government Service Award for Accessible Government Category and Aadhaar won in the Best Government Emerging Technologies Award.
  2. The Aadhaar Project was identified as the world’s largest biometric-enabled identification program which caters access to service income tax, passport services, bank accounts, social services benefits focused at providing 1.2 billion citizens unique identification card with fingerprint, eye-print and other vital data.
  3. The Umang App is a mobile application that provides users a unified platform that combines government departments and services, facilitating transactions for citizens.India’s Umang App was granted winner of the Best m-Government Service Award in the Accessible Government category.
  4. The World Government Summit : It is an annual event held in Dubai,UAE.It brings together leaders in government for a global dialogue about governmental process and policies with a focus on the issues of futurism, technology and innovation, as well as other topics.

 

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