President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree “On some measures improving the access of physical persons and legal entities to electronic services,” aimed at ensuring the transparency of state registries, development of modern electronic identification aids and the introduction of electronic public services. This was reported on the website of the head of state.
The document provides for the first priority of a complete audit of the work of public registries.
“Ukraine has over 350 state registries, most of which operate completely inefficiently and nontransparent. This is the main cause of raiding, corruption and other schemes,” presidential adviser Mykhailo Fedorov said.
The audit of registries, the single identifier of an individual for linking data from different registries and introduction of electronic interaction will allow not relieve citizens from constantly providing the same information and various documents and significantly simplify all public services.
“Transparent and reliable work of state registries will be the key to safe business development and effective management of the country as a whole,” the adviser added.
The decree provides for the introduction of a single web portal of electronic services, where Ukrainians will be able to access information about themselves in public registries (for example, property, land, transport, taxes, and incomes) and priority electronic public services through an electronic cabinet.
It is planned to implement electronic services related to the childbirth (eMalyatko project), registration of child’s place of residence, and a taxpayer ID during the first receiving of a passport of a Ukrainian citizen, check if the driver has driver documents and so on.
“Now we are conducting a research on corruption in the sphere of administrative services. We can already say for sure it is millions of dollars a year from the pockets of Ukrainians. Therefore, we have listed about 200 of the most important services for citizens and businesses, to be the first to enable their provision online. Every Ukrainian will be able to see our plan and the course of its implementation on a special website,” Fedorov said.
The decree also begins work on holding electronic elections and electronic census.
Among the key tasks set by the decree is the acceleration of adding data to the Unified State Demographic Register, which contains data of only about 14 million citizens, and the introduction of innovative electronic identification aids.
As it was reported earlier, President Zelensky offered to take control of the decision-making process in Ukraine more transparent. In his words, when it comes to public control of laws and making decisions, Ukraine should become a country in the smartphone.