IT: Access Granted
Mass informatization will facilitate the interaction between citizens and government agencies
It will be easier for Belarusians to deal with many vital matters via the World Wide Web. These could be getting loans, registering real estate ownership rights, and registering their vehicles with traffic police. Plans have been made to accelerate the transition to digital services. The establishment of a universal system to identify natural persons and legal persons is nearly finished. A root certification authority is being introduced. Preparations are underway to unite all the government digital services. The changes will allow using digital signature keys to order the services that now require personal visits to multiple government agencies and institutions. Moreover, the introduction of national identification cards will begin in the next two years. The cards will enable citizens to get documents, pay for merchandise, and claim benefits. Director of the National Center for Digital Services Andrei ILYIN tells the Economy of Belarus Magazine what information technology novelties the country should expect.