President Pranab Mukherjee Monday launched “Karnataka Mobile One”, an ambitious mobile governance project, of the state government here. The government claims the programme offers over 600 services, like issuance of birth and death certificates, property registration among others, into one seamless web location that can be accessed through mobile phones.
After opening up the project for the public, Mukherjee said the project “signals a new era in governance’’. The mobile-based e-governance project brings a whole range of government services, that are currently spread across hundreds of websites, at one platform. As many as 4,500 public and private online services comes under one virtual roof that can be accessed by smart phones through an app or through SMS or voice calls.
“Karnataka pursues the deepening of bond between the government and the governed. This, according to me, epitomises the philosophy of governance that our ancient treatises like Bhagavat Gita, Arthashastra and Manusmriti had propounded,’’ the President said.
The Mobile One app will be the gateway to services like exam results, train, bus bookings and cab bookings, payment of bills for electricity, telephones, and tax payments.