An information system to manage the meetings and paperwork of the Government was put into operation on June 24.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired the first e-Cabinet meeting via the system.
|Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (center) presses a button to launch the E-Cabinet system, an information system to manage the meetings and paperwork of the Government__Photo: VNA|
A total 21 Government members on site approved the draft resolution on regulating electronic identification and verification, and four others voted yes via the system.
The PM later pressed the button to sign the resolution.
The e-Cabinet system will be a stride forward in Vietnam’s efforts to build an e-government, said Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung.
The system is able to update, store and manage documents for Government meetings, as well as offer electronic voting with digital signatures.
The system can enhance connectivity and information exchange among Cabinet members as they can discuss issues before meetings, saving time and costs and making information transparent.
Cabinet members who are absent from meetings can still voice opinions and vote on issues through mobile devices.
Further, the e-Cabinet system can automatically send text messages or emails to remind Cabinet members of meetings or deadlines, according to Dung.
The system aims to cut 30 percent of time spent on Government meetings and minimize the use of some paper documents which will be replaced with electronic ones.
The move is expected to help provide better services for citizens and enterprises.
Dung said “if the work is done well, it could also help prevent petty corruption,” adding that such corruption creates hurdles for businesses and start-ups and raises costs.
He noted a tight process was necessary to ensure the effective use of the system.
The official stressed e-governance meant carrying out administrative reform, which would require dedication and the elimination of personal interests.
Dung said the Government Office had worked with Viettel and other firms to hold training courses for Cabinet members and their aides.
He said the Government had set out requirements and paid for services developed by enterprises with advanced technologies, skilled technicians, a developed infrastructure and an understanding of developed countries’ e-Cabinet systems.
The Government Office also consulted domestic and foreign experts on the system before putting it into operation.- (VNS/VLLF)