The Meloni government makes important changes to the Io app, which became popular during the Covid quarantine period; in fact, new services and further personal documents will be added to the application.
App Io: the news of the application
The Io app is a smartphone application produced by the government to make it easier for citizens to use public administration services. The application has found particular popularity above all as an incentive to use electronic payments and as a tool for acquiring the green pass document, useful during the pandemic. The application, developed and managed by the public company controlled by the Ministry of Economy, PaoPa, has about 34 million downloads that make use of the nearly 200,000 digital services made available. Precisely in this large turnout, the Meloni government decided that it was time to start exploiting even more the benefits of this application which, at the moment, is mainly used for forms of payment relating to Tari, tuition fees, bills and so on (for a total of around 13 million registered payment instruments).
Driving licence, identity card and more; all documents added
The diffusion of the Io app is encouraged by the current government through the increase of public services, always accessible through Spid or Cie, i.e. the Electronic Identity Card). These are the documents that should be added to the app as soon as possible, which could turn into a sort of digital wallet.
- electoral card
- health insurance card
- school services card for families and students
The problems of the new services of the Io app
The only two apparent obstacles to the massive digitization of public administration services concern purely Italian problems: the first concerns compliance with the expiry dates set by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Pnrr); rationalizing the entire system by 30 September 2023, the date on which “1,064 local public administrations must have completed the migration process” is the real challenge. Added to this is the issue of bandwidth: the issue of internet connection, in some regions of Italy, is still a hot topic, especially in relation to broadband and ultra-broadband.