BANGKOK, 20 September 2019 (NNT) - To support the transition of government services to the full digital era, the government is advocating the Digital Government Administration and Services Act B.E. 2562 or the Digital Government Act which has been in effect since May 23. This marks the opening of a new era of government services, offering more convenience and speeding up law enforcement. The Digital Government Development Agency (DGA) has mobilized government agencies to develop online services to make life easier for the people.
Mr Korpsak Phutrakul, Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister for Political Affairs, opened a recent seminar to establish knowledge and understanding of digital government law. He confirmed that the said law will be an important mechanism in linking data sourced from government agencies. The public will be able to utilize the information and inspect and follow up on the government sector’s operations for transparency. The DGA has been assigned to assist citizens in accessing government information via a digital format and in providing more channels for electronic documents to reduce trouble in contacting the government agencies. This will allow people to contact the agencies via mobile phones in the same way as mobile banking, as people can view their personal information and request a license renewal without having to travel to a government agency.
Mrs Airada Luangwilai, DGA Acting Director, said development of the Biz Portal system will be able to increase the number of certificates issued to 70 for 25 businesses by October, from the current 40 licenses available for 10 different businesses