Hyderabad, Nov 12 : Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc is building mobile platforms and a website for 21 government services of the Arunachal Pradesh government.
Called Arunachal m-Seva, the mobile government system, when completed, will give citizens access to government services ranging from safety and health alerts to employment services and pension benefits, Accenture said in a statement on Monday.
The services of eight state departments will be available on marketplaces such as Google Inc’s Play, Mirosoft Corp’s Windows Phone Store, Apple Inc’s iPhone App Store and Nokia Oyj’s Nokia Store.
Emergency, safety and health alerts will also be shared by text messages (SMS). The contract, worth $70,000, also requires Accenture to develop a web-based portal for the health, police, tourism, disaster management, agriculture, land management, social welfare and employment departments.
“The new mobile government system will provide increased opportunities to help us meet the needs of our citizens in new ways,” Er. Gaken Ete, secretary of Arunachal Pradesh’s information technology department said in the statement.
Arunachal Pradesh, India’s most far-flung state in the north east, has a population of 1.3 million with 66.95% literacy rate.
Its official language is English. The north east, a long-neglected region, has recently seen a spurt in tourism and hydro-electric power projects.
“Arunachal m-Seva is an exciting move toward a more citizen-centered government for the state,” G. Sethuraman, managing director of Accenture’s health and public service business in India said.