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Monday, July 13, 2020

Online processing of administrative formalities to be intensified

Updated: 15:42’ - 24/04/2020
Administrative procedures carried out online will have the same legal validity as those completed by other methods, according to a decree recently issued by the Government.

Decree 45 dated April 8 requests administrative procedures to be carried out electronically in a lawful, equal, objective, public and transparent manner and with close coordination among competent agencies in order to ensure information security.

The Public Administration Center of An Giang province__Photo: https://baoangiang.com.vn/

Organizations and individuals carrying out procedures online are not required to provide information or data which responsible state agencies are currently managing or are available to be shared by other state agencies, says the new Decree.

The new regulation encourages maximized online processing of administrative procedure steps in order to save time and costs.

The online processing of administrative procedures must comply with relevant Vietnam’s law and treaties concerning e-transactions which Vietnam has signed or acceded to.

In addition, the Decree specifies prohibited acts for civil servants and public employees in processing of administrative procedures, such as obstructing organizations and individuals in opting for via-internet clearance of administrative procedures, or requiring organizations and individuals to submit paper documents for verification and checking of documents in submitted files which bear digital signatures and recognition of their legal validity.

It also prohibits illegal interference in online performance of administrative procedures, including transmission, collection, processing, sending or notification of results of processing files and payment transactions; unauthorized interference, falsification of data, payment transactions and processing results; illegal disclosure of information and reproduction of data; and deception, impersonation, illegal appropriation and use of electronic identities of competent bodies.

Officers are responsible for notifying official receipt of files or requests for file modification or supplementation within eight working hours after such files are received on their agencies’ portals.

Information and filed documents received and certified as accurate and valid by competent agencies may be stored at their electronic databases if so consented by providers or submitters.

This Decree will take effect on May 22.- (VLLF)
 

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