Google India, in collaboration with MyGov, the citizen engagement platform of the government, will be launching a nationwide contest to develop a mobile app for the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
“The mobile app will bring the PMO to every citizen and the contest will showcase how Indians can build a world class app,” a statement issued by Google India said in Delhi on Monday.
Google India will continue to build a vibrant language ecosystem online and help the government transition into the increasingly ‘mobile’ India, it added.
Google is working with the Department of Information Technology and other state governments to develop these initiatives.
“The Digital India Program has been launched with the vision of transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. It can truly transform India and bring it on par with other developed countries. I’m happy Google is coming forward to roll out initiatives that will contribute to the Digital India vision. I’m sure others will come forward and join this moment,” RS Sharma, secretary in the Department of Information Technology said.
“Prime Minister Modi’s Digital India programme will play a transformational role in achieving this, and we are excited to be making a meaningful contribution by rolling out several initiatives in collaboration with the Government of India,” Rajan Anandan, vice-president and managing director, Google India said.