The Karnataka government is fast-tracking its mobile governance application M-One, and is looking to launch on December 8, Bangalore Mirror reports. Through the new m-governance app users will have access to 637 government-to-citizens (G2C) mobile services from different departments and 3,644 business-to-consumer (B2C) services.
The app will be integrated with the government’s payment portal PayGov and modes of payment include net banking, credit and debit cards, IMPS and RuPay cash wallets. The platform is hosted on Karnataka State Data Centre and is implemented by Centre for e-Governance under the e-governance department. A bureaucrat in the CMO said that the application aims to be the largest government platform in the world.
Karnataka govt-OnMobile m-gov pilot: Earlier in 2013, the Karnataka government had launched a pilot of the project where citizens could access services through voice and internet platforms. Citizens can access these services by dialing 8088887766 or visiting mobile.karnataka.gov.in. The services included information services like Sakala, utility services like electricity, water, and BSNL landline and mobile bill payments; traffic services like bus routes and timing information, and traffic alerts service and pending traffic fine payments.
OnMobile provided the underlying technology platform for helping design, develop and manage different governance services over mobile, across channels such as Interactive Voice Response (IVR), Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) and mobile browsers or WAP.
Earlier this year, Karnataka Learning Partnership (KLP) had created a web app using the data released by District Information System for Education (DISE) that allowed citizens to explore data on all primary schools, public and private, in Karnataka. The data can be filtered on the basis of districts, blocks and clusters as well as by MP and MLA aggregations and by PIN codes.