Ggovernment Services on mobile apps from today

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apps-300_0The government is going to facilitate services for people through mobile applications formally from today.

The services range from birth registration to air and rail ticket purchase, plus health and education services – all being just a touch away.

As part of its initiative for building a “smart Bangladesh” the government is going to launch 25 of 100 mobile applications at a ceremony, a senior official of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division said.

The ICT Division is going to host the programme which would be inaugurated by State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak.

In a bid to ensuring people’s easy access to public services through handy devices like mobile sets and tablets, the government has made such efforts, said officials.

Under the project titled “Jonogoner Aro Kache” the government is planing to offer all its services through mobile applications.

Sources said the government launched the development process for applications last year and a total of 1,000 ideas – 700 individual and 300 group ideas – had been collected from ministries, directorates and departments for developing the 100 Applications to deliver public services.

The services also include imparting all information about social safety programme, women’s personal safety, agriculture, health, education, old-age allowances and utilities through mobiles and tablets.

Two apps development company developed the applications involving Tk8 crore in October last year, added the sources.

Md Ashraf Khan Abir, managing director of MCC Ltd, one of the application development company, said: “The future services will depend on mobile applications and that’s why the government has taken the initiative which will lead the country to the doorstep of a digitised Bangladesh.”

All these applications will be launched in google, google play and all other platforms.

source:dhaka tribune

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