Sunday, November 23, 2014

Prez Pranab Mukherjee to launch Karnataka MobileOne app on Dec.8th at BIEC in #Bengaluru

Karnataka government is all set to bring eGovernance to the fingertips of the people of the state via their mobile phones. The service, which is a brain child of the state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, was launched on a pilot-test basis last year and will be launched out in its full and final form in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee at BIEC in Bengaluru on December 8. Karnataka will thus become the first state in the country to give all its smartphone equipped citizens the option to access and use government services on their handheld devices.

Named Karnataka MobileOne, app will integrate 637 G2C (government to citizen) mobile services of various departments and 3,644 B2C (business to consumer) services under one platform, making it the largest mobile-governance platform in the world.
In January 2013, the Karnataka government had announced some pilot projects in m-governance that allowed citizens to access various government services on their mobile phones.
It’s a platform service to all the government departments. There are many services which are currently listed, and they will go live. All kinds of services—transactional and informational—you name it and it will be there, said D S Ravindran, CEO, e-Governance, department of IT.