Kathua: Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Om Prakash today launched mobile based applications ‘Madadgar’ and ‘Hoshiyar’ as part of the Digital India Initiative of the district administration.
PO ICDS, Ritu Mahajan, CPO Uttam Singh and DIO NIC, Sourabh Bhandari, were present on the occasion.
Pertinently, the ‘Madadgar’ app is a digital platform which enables the citizens to register themselves as volunteers in different categories and expertise and can be contacted by the district administration, if the need arises. The idea was to have a database of volunteers of varied fields, Services of whom can be utilized to supplement the government functionaries across different fields be it Medical, revenue etc.
Another app namely ‘Hoshiyar’ enables a citizen to report any anti social element, event or any incident which requires to be flagged out, as a vigilant citizen by just submitting details through mobile phone. Those flagged issues will be forwarded to the district as well as police authorities if required, who can take cognizance of the matter and act accordingly. This app will allow the general public to be a “SATARK NAGRIK” and be a part in making the society safe and peaceful.
The Deputy Commissioner said the idea behind making these apps was to explore the digital platforms like mobile apps which have deep penetration in today’s age of information. He said the ‘Madadgar’ app will help the district administration to avail expert human resources of the district to meet out any contingency. He said an app like “Hoshiyar” is an effort to provide a platform to the alert and vigilant citizens, who can help the civil and police administration by reporting any illegal and unlawful act or omission by simply posting the details along with photo proof ( if available) on ‘Hoshiyar’ app.
DIO Informatics, Sourabh Bhandari informed that the link of the twin apps is being made available on the official website of district administration www.Kathua.nic.in and the application will soon be available on Google PlayStore.