15 G2C mo­bile apps launched

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay and Mrs. Sonam Pelden Thaye, Head, G2C launched the 15 mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions. Lhakpa Tsh­er­ing

C ap­tion: Ly­onchen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay and Sonam Pelden Thaye, Head of G2C, launched the 15 mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions in Thim­phu

Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay on 9 Fe­bru­ary launched 15 pub­lic ser­vice de­liv­ery (PSD) mo­bile apps in Thim­phu.

The mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions were ini­ti­ated in re­sponse to the fast pen­e­tra­tion of mo­bile fa­cil­i­ties in the coun­try to har­ness the po­ten­tial of mo­bile tech­nol­ogy.

The ob­jec­tive is to en­hance the timely de­liv­ery of pub­lic ser­vices. With the mo­bile apps, pub­lic ser­vices are ex­pected to im­prove.

“The mem­bers of the pub­lic do not have to visit the of­fices to avail them­selves of the ser­vices,” Ly­onchen said.

The apps aim to reach the un­reached sec­tions of the cit­i­zenry.

The pub­lic can now ac­cess on­line pub­lic ser­vices on both an­droid and iOS plat­forms at www.cit­i­zenservies.gov.bt.

The agen­cies con­cerned and G2C of­fice ex­pect to con­tin­u­ously im­prove and the apps in the com­ing months.

The de­vel­op­ment of the m-ser­vices was one of the ma­jor mile­stones for pub­lic ser­vice de­liv­ery with the ob­jec­tive to nar­row the ex­ist­ing gap in the pro­vi­sion of ser­vices and em­pow­er­ing cit­i­zens to en­gage pro­duc­tively in the pub­lic arena.

The pub­lic ser­vice de­liv­ery mo­bile apps com­prise mPoL coupon fea­tured for LPG and kerosene coupon ap­pli­ca­tion and Pol De­pot for of­fi­cial to val­i­date coupons.

The elec­tion com­mis­sion apps in­cludes elec­toral app to check voter sta­tus and polling sta­tions and polling info for of­fi­cials to up­date polling statis­tics.

In Thim­phu Thromde, space book­ing app was fea­tured to book on­line, thromde wa­ter billing app for of­fi­cial to spot wa­ter billing and thromde ser­vices plus mo­bile pay­ment for bills and fees.

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Na­tional Re­fer­ral Hospi­tal has de­vel­oped a doc­tor ap­point­ment app for off-hour clinic ap­point­ment. The app can be used by pa­tients to make an ap­point­ment from 4 pm to 7pm.

The apps for Dzongkha De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion in­clude a Dzongkha dic­tio­nary, Dzongkha com­pe­tency app for Dzongkha self as­sess­ment and Dzongkha for kids to learn with correct spell­ing and pro­nun­ci­a­tion.

The Min­istry of Fi­nance fea­tured the apps on tax info for search­ing TPN, Tax slab, BTC and to get no­ti­fi­ca­tion from the Depart­ment of Rev­enue and Cus­toms.

The Na­tional Cen­ter for Hy­drol­ogy and Me­te­o­rol­ogy has Druk Namshay app de­vel­oped to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on weather and flood alerts for the Bhutanese.

Bhutan Nar­cotics Con­trol Author­ity will al­low self-as­sess­ment to check if one is an ad­dict, get coun­sel­ing and tips through an app called Quit Ad­di­tion.

To check the mar­ket price, the Agri­cul­ture Min­istry has de­vel­oped an app on RNR mar­ket. The app pro­vides RNR-re­lated mar­ket price in­for­ma­tion of var­i­ous mar­kets across the coun­try.

The ser­vices were de­signed to cap­ture the in­tended tar­get within the gen­eral ob­jec­tive of max­i­miz­ing the ben­e­fits of tech­nol­ogy-driven ini­tia­tives.

The Govern­ment to Cit­i­zen (G2C) of­fice un­der the of­fice of the Prime Min­is­ter and Cabi­net de­vel­oped the mo­bile ser­vices in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the min­istries con­cerned and agen­cies.

The ser­vices were iden­ti­fied through dif­fer­ent lev­els of anal­y­sis and con­sul­ta­tions over a pe­riod of time and through con­sul­ta­tive stud­ies.

The hand­ing-tak­ing over of the apps was car­ried out be­tween the of­fice of the Prime Min­is­ter and Cabi­net and the fo­cal agen­cies.

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