KATHMANDU, MAY 02
On the occasion of the fourth National ICT Day, the government has released a 'full version' of the 'Nagarik App'. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli unveiled the Nagarik App today assuring to provide government services from the single app.
According to the Digital Nepal Framework, various public and government services have been available online recently. The government has stated that it has introduced Nagarik app to provide integrated services as it is bothersome to use separate websites and apps.
The app contains certified details of citizens such as citizenship, passport, PAN number and voter identity card. It also offers the facility to view one's details in Citizens Investment Fund, Employees Provident Fund and Social Security Fund. There is also a Hello Sarkar facility run by the government, where citizens can file their grievances.
Recently, the facility of viewing health insurance information has also been added in the app. Since beta version of the app was made public on January 16, service-seekers can get a PAN number and even police clearance report from the app.
The government claims that the revenue and renewal fee of vehicles can now also be paid through the app. The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has also stated that one can view, print and pay revenue online through the app.
The status of one's land will also be available in the app.
Meanwhile, there is also a QR code system that can verify citizen identity from the app, through which one can even open a bank account. Users can also fill up public service forms, purchase SIM cards, and avail government and public services, the ministry said.
A version of this article appears in the print on May 3, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.