Contest for Development of Mobile App for the PMO
New Delhi: The Minister for Communication & Information Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad launched a contest for development of a Mobile App for the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) at a function in New Delhi today.
The Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi at his recent address at the 25th foundation day of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) had announced the intention to launch a mobile App for PMO.
The Government of India’s citizen engagement platform MyGov will host this contest in association with Google. The contest will be organized over the next three months in three plashes of ideation, wireframe development and the App development. The best App will be then presented to the PMO. The team developing the wining app will get a chance to visit the headquarters of Google in the USA.
The contest is open for all citizens of India above the age 18 years, who are registered on MyGov (https://mygov.in). Participants can submit their entries on the contest page. Each phase will be assessed by an independent jury constituted by MyGov.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad said that views of the citizens collected through the MyGov and other forum have been incorporated into railway and Union Budgets. The need to tackle benami properties, the idea for introduction of sovereign gold bound scheme have come through some suggestions from the people. He said this Government wants to take follow up action on ideas obtained through crowd sourcing and also wants to use social media for public good.
Shri R.S. Sharma, Secretary, DeitY gave an overview of the Digital India program, whose aim is to first digitally connect all citizens of the government and then digitally empower them in participative process of policy making and being continuously informed of various government initiatives and programs.
Shri Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO MyGov, charted out the evolution of MyGov, since its launch on 26th July 2014 and laid out some key features of the newly released MyGov Version 2.0.
Shri Rajan Anandan, MD, Google India, MyGov’s partner in the contest, spoke of Google`s commitment to partner India`s digital drive at multiple levels.
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