President to launch M-One services on December 8

President to launch M-One services  on December 8

President Pranab Mukherjee will launch Karnataka government’s ambitious mobile governance initiative at Bengaluru on December 8.

The project was scheudled to be launched in October, but got delayed. Under the initiative christened “M-One”, citizens can use their mobile phones to pay bills, traffic fines, avail Sakaala services, among others.

According to an official note, four types of mobile-governance services including “push”, “pull”, “payment” and “data capture” would be provided.

The services that can be availed in the first phase include payment of electricity, water and BSNL telephone bills, traffic fine payment and information services, among others.

“Push” services include the departments sending SMSes to citizens like acknowledgements of receiving applications, regular updates on status of applications, traffic alerts, etc.

Under  “pull” services, the citizens will have to request for information, following which they will receive a response.

For instance, one can seek information on bus timings, passport application status, income tax refund status and others. 

“Payment” services will allow citizens to pay their electricity, water bills, property tax and traffic fine using a credit card or a bank account.

The “data capture” services would be for administrative proposes, using government-to-government (G2G) applications.

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