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16 May 2022, 18:21

New e-government projects to be presented at #GBC forum in Minsk

MINSK, 16 May (BelTA) - New projects and achievements in e-government will be presented at the #GBC forum, Director of the National Center for Electronic Services Roman Gradusov told BelTA.

“Belarus in its e-services development has reached the level where it can demonstrate its achievements and share its experience in the international arena. The first international digital forum #GBC held in Minsk in April 2021 testifies to the fact. The event was a success and enjoyed interest of both Belarusian participants and foreign guests. The second #GBC forum will take place on 18-19 May, and we are determined to present our achievements and projects in e-government,” said Roman Gradusov.

According to the head of the National Center for Electronic Services, there is much to be proud of: Belarus has a number of successful government information systems and solutions that enable a comfortable electronic dialogue between all stakeholders - the state, business, and citizens. These are, first of all, the system of interdepartmental electronic document flow of government bodies, the state system for management of public keys for electronic digital signature verification, and the nationwide automated information system.

More than 90% of organizations of the nationwide and local levels - from large industrial enterprises to village schools, with more than 15,000 active subscribers - are connected to the system of interdepartmental electronic document flow of government bodies. This means a fast, legally significant exchange of electronic documents and prompt managerial decision-making.

More than 1.2 million electronic digital signature keys have now been issued in the state system for management of public keys for electronic digital signature verification. The issuance of new digital identity cards, ID cards, began on 1 September. This opens up new opportunities for citizens in the digital world.

More than 25 million services for citizens and businesses have been provided through the nationwide automated information system this year, more than 11 million services in April 2022 alone (for comparison: over 17 million services were provided in 2021). This indicates a constantly growing interest of citizens and business entities in digital communication, services online.

“We need to digitize our communication with the government bodies, to make it as comfortable as possible, to secure provision of various services online without leaving home. The task of the National Center for Electronic Services in this process is to maintain the infrastructure that keep this digital dialogue, namely the above-mentioned systems and others, up to date, to improve and enhance them so that the service mechanisms would be as comfortable as possible,” Roman Gradusov added.

The main goal of the center is to build a digital state, which will be based on the provision of proactive services through a single portal of electronic services and superservices. “Until recently, electronic cooperation between a person and the state was based on the application principle: a service in response to an application. In the future this will be done by the state based on the data coming into the information systems. The use of ID-cards will automate the identification procedure, which will also contribute to the development of electronic services,” the director explained.

Every citizen who is registered in the country automatically has a personal account on the new single portal of electronic services. It is through it that the holder of an ID-card can receive electronic services of the state. In total, more than 180,000 personal accounts have been set up so far (about 100,000 for individuals, and 80,000 for legal entities). In January-April 2022, more than 9,000 personal accounts were independently activated on the new platform. Personal accounts are activated when you first enter them using your ID-card.

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