Government digital system will change over the next three years

DOI - Clodagh Farrugia O'Neill

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Government will be changing the public administration digital system over the next there years.

A strategic plan was unveiled during at the National Library in Valletta. The Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and the Principal Permanent Secretary Mario Cutajar were also present.

The Prime Minister said that the publication of this strategy will allow for increase transparency and accountability. He added that the government was amongst the first to set a Distributed Ledger Technology to make life easier.

Joseph Muscat also mentioned various examples where administrative technology helped for a more efficient, amongst which the Courts, easier process to set up a business, MyHealth, and ID Malta.

Principal Permanent Secretary Mario Cutajar said that even though technology is the future of the Public service, one has to remember that there are individuals who do not know how to, or do not want to use a computer, and this is why centres have been established around Malta and Gozo. He added that the public administration has almost reached its goal to have its services accessible by everyone everywhere.

Once-only principle

During the launch the once-only principle which stands at the core of this initiative was also explained. Users will only have to input their details once in the government system. This will decrease the bureaucratic process. The secure collection and storage of data will play an important role with the changes that will be affected.