Mampu to assist public sector in going online
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Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (Mampu)
is coming out with a guide to help government departments go online.
has also started work on a pilot portal where the public can retrieve
information and paperwork by all government agencies. The site is expected
to be operational before the end of the year.
secretary to the government Tan Sri Samsudin Osman told reporters this
after opening The Government Leaders' Conference - Smart Partnership to
Deliver the eGovernment Promise, in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
blueprint is in its final stages of drafting and is expected to be out
before the end of the year," he said.
expects "challenges along the way" - although "things are
progressing" - and added that government
servants should use information and communications technology (ICT) to
improve delivery of services to the community.
Mampu will ensure all department implement the delivery system the proper way.
conference, jointly organised by Mampu, the National Institute of Public
Administration, the Energy, Communications and Multimedia Ministry and
Microsoft Knowledge Capital Centre Sdn Bhd (a wholly owned subsidiary of
Microsoft Corp), brought together senior government officials, industry
solution providers and partners to discuss, share and understand the
evolving technology landscape and the role of ICT in e-government strategy
development and implementation.
following the recent announcement of the economic package, Mampu had
made recommendations for improvement and changes in nine areas to enhance
the government's delivery system to the public.
0 Support for, and facilitate, investment in the manufacturing sector, with the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority appointing special project officers to hand-hold and assist investors in obtaining all necessary approvals for projects until they are operational;
Expediting the processing of, and approval for, building plans, and issue
of certificates of fitness for occupation;
Establishing a fast track system for land alienation and land use conversion,
with the state economic planning units appointed as onestop processing
The Department of Occupational Safety and Health to improve the approval
process for designs and installations, as well as for issuance of the
certificate of fitness for machinery
Facilitating the application process for permits and business licenses;
Implementing Electronic Data Interchange at all ports and airports by
October, and paperless services by April next year;
Implementing a customs golden client programme to accord green lane
privileges at entry and exit points to traders who contribute
substantially to tax revenue and have a good record of tax payments;
Providing online submissions, validations and payments of excise duty,
sales tax and service tax; and
Reducing processing time for stamping documents through estamping.
challenge is for the relevant agencies to implement (the recommendations)
in a timely manner to support the government's overall agenda to
strengthen the economy and minimize any fallout from the global
environment," Samsudin said.