Government considers merging driver's license, health insurance with ID


Published: 2019-03-18 15:16

Last Updated: 2019-03-18 16:58

Government considers merging driver's license, health insurance with ID
Government considers merging  driver's license, health insurance with ID

"The implementation of governmental procedures constitutes a positive start to the end of administrative corruption," Head of the Public Services and Transport Committee Khaled Abu Hassan said during a meeting with the committee's members on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

The meeting, which was attended by the Minister of Information and Communications Technology Muthana Gharaibeh, discussed the process of implementing governmental procedures and harnessing the technology, which will be reflected in the citizen in terms of facilitating access to government e-services.

Abu Hassan added that the implementation of governmental procedures will eliminate the governmental bureaucracy and will ensure fairness and integrity in obtaining governmental services, which in turn helps to raise the Jordanian government's performance in managing all sectors.

For his part, Gharaibeh said that there are several bids for the implementation of governmental procedures in many ministries and institutions, adding that the priority of the implementation of e-service will be according to its importance and the number of users.

Gharaibeh noted that during the last year, two services have been completed in the Ministry of Health and one service in the Ministry of Justice, in addition to 95 e-services to be implemented during this year.

Gharaibeh explained that these services will relieve citizens in terms of time and effort.

In turn, the Secretary General of the Ministry, Nader Thneibat said that here in Jordan, we need 350 e-services, costing JDs 70 million, noting that 86 services were already completed last year.

Thneibat added that 170 services are expected to be completed by the next two years, while the rest are expected to be implemented by 2021 and beyond.

In relation to smart IDs, Thunibat said that it has an imprint, an electronic signature and is equipped with services that allow the addition of any services such as driver's licenses, health insurance card, and any other governmental service.