Digital signatures and transactions: E-government expands

10:12 | 06/06/2019 Science - Technology

(VEN) - The Ministry of Industry and Trade has climbed up to second place in terms of the index of information technology (IT) applied by ministries, a significant improvement from its 17th place in 2017. The ministry is striving to become fully electronic.

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Applying IT in handling administrative procedures facilitates business

According to a report by the Vietnam E-Commerce and Digital Economy Agency (IDEA) of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, all 292 administrative procedures under the ministry’s management have been handled online at level 2 or higher, including 153 public services offered at levels 3 and 4. More than 2,500 businesses have registered to use the ministry’s online public service portal. In 2018, the ministry handled almost 1.5 million or 98.9 percent of all electronic profiles at levels 3 and 4.

The ministry assisted tens of thousands of businesses in applying online public services using phones and email. According to Prime Ministerial Decision 1819/QD-TTg on approving a national program for IT application in state organizations in 2016-2020, the ministry formed and successfully handled six administrative procedures mentioned in Decision 1819 online at level 4.

The ministry will instruct its affiliated organizations to build a master plan on IT application in state management, develop e-government services, and issue specific guidelines for implementation of these tasks.

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh pointed out problems in the ministry’s IT application and e-government development. For example, an e-government model with specific targets, development demands and tasks must be formed for the 2018-2020 period; IT infrastructure must ensure connectivity among ministry organizations and between ministry members and state organizations, corporations, and the government’s e-government; and specific plans must be prepared to ease problems related to the quality and speed of online public services, the minister said.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has instructed IDEA to work with relevant units to quickly review and plan implementation of tasks on e-government related to digital signatures and electronic transactions, gradually computerizing and digitalizing the ministry’s state management.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has asked relevant organizations to build technical requirements in order to launch

and implement an electronic one-door system of the ministry in the second quarter of 2019 in accordance with

Government Decree 61/2018/ND-CP on implementation of the one-stop policy in handling administrative procedures.

Lan Anh