Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the new PMO app at a function organised by MyGov in New Delhi.
The app would correspond to the website of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
PM Narendra Modi launches PMO Mobile Application, an application developed with citizens' ideas. pic.twitter.com/fibB3BIFsY
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“Interestingly, the team that won the contest to develop the app is a team of young engineering students from Delhi,” MyGov Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gaurav Dwivedi said.
The government had launched a two-phased contest in March 2015 on MyGov platform for the development of PMO app. A team of six engineering students from Delhi Technical University won the contest and finally got to develop the app.
It was Modi’s first ‘Town hall’ address in the country. He had last year answered questions from the audience at a town hall event at the Facebook headquarters in the US.
MyGov was launched by Modi in July 2014 to provide opportunity to the people to participate in multiple theme-based discussions and share their thoughts.
The platform has several groups like Clean Ganga, Girl Child Education, Digital India, Food Security and Healthy India.
MyGov has 3.52 million registered members, 1,82,000 submissions in 491 tasks and 3.40 million comments in 590 discussion themes.