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Sandes is all set to replace Whatsapp


  • The Government of India has been working on a new message as an alternative to WhatsApp for communications between Government officials.

  • This new app is called Sandes which translated to Message in English.

  • The Sandes App is being beta tested amongst the ministry officials.

  • It was assumed that the app will be called GIMS which stands for Government Instant Messaging System

  • The Sandes App provides all the features that any instant messaging application would provide. It supports voice and data and can be downloaded on both iOS and Android platforms.

  • The National Informatics Centre, a branch under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology handles the backend of the Sandes Application.

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