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Indian Govt.

releases Mobile-Governance Framework Access all public services through Mobile Devices - | To Follow One-Web Approach The National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of the Government of India has released a framework for Mobile-Governance which mainly focuses on providing access of public services from most developed cities to the remotest of villages irrespective of the device or browser they are using. This is what is called is a One Web approach. This is an excellent move by the Indian Govt. as the mobile phone usage in India is growing at a very rapid pace with a subscriber base of over 870 million. This is what is the Vision Statement of NeGP: "Make all Government services accessible to the common man in his locality, through common service delivery outlets, and ensure efficiency, transparency, and reliability of such services at affordable costs to realize the basic needs of the common man". Some of the major objectives of Mobile-Governance Framework are: Web sites of all Government Departments and Agencies shall be made mobile-compliant, using the One Web approach. Open standards shall be adopted for mobile applications for ensuring the interoperability of applications across various operating systems and devices as per the Government Policy on Open Standards for e-Governance. Uniform/ single pre-designated numbers (long and short codes) shall be used for mobile-based services to ensure convenience. All Government Departments and Agencies shall develop and deploy mobile applications for providing all their public services through mobile devices to the extent feasible on the mobile platform. They shall also specify the service levels for such services. For implementing this framework, the Indian Govt. will be developing MSDG - Mobile Services Delivery Gateway. Various channels, such as voice, text (e-mail and SMS), GPRS, USSD, SIM Toolkit (STK), Cell Broadcast (CBC), and multimedia (MMS) will be incorporated to ensure that all users are able to access and use the mobile based services. This will result in creation of independent Mobile Apps (m-apps) Store to facilitate the process of development and deployment of suitable applications for delivery of public services through mobile devices. A detailed description of the entire framework can be found in the below PDF. Download the Mobile-Governance Framework PDF released by the Indian Govt. Here. Really exciting times ahead. An Indian Govt. Mobile-Apps (m-apps) Store is awesome news. Do you like it? Share your thoughts.