Adoption of e-trust services bill to allow citizens to use smartphones – Justice minister
KYIV. Feb 14 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The adoption of the bill on electronic trust services by the Verkhovna Rada would allow citizens to use smartphones to receive services from public agencies, while business will be able to take part in tenders of the European Union (EU) countries, Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko has said.
"For ordinary Ukrainian this means that using own smartphone each of us will be able to register a company, sign any contract, send an inquiry and receive any information about operations of a public agency. All active operations of small and medium sized enterprises can be carried out in communications with public agencies using one small smartphone, without paper and talks with red tapists," he said at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine in Kyiv on Monday.
Petrenko said that the Verkhovna Rada earlier failed to pass the bill at second reading and he urged parliamentarians to adopt the bill soon.
"The adoption of the bill allows Ukrainian business to take part in tenders in the EU," the minister said.
He said that tenders in the EU are held in the electronic form, and companies are indentified using MobileID and BankID.
He said that by the end of 2017 many mobile operators are ready to introduce the identification system using MobileID, while banks are using BankID. The approval of the bill would allow introducing these systems to the operation of pubic agencies.
The minister promised that the Justice Ministry will be the first agency which will execute the bill after its adoption.
First Deputy Economic Development and Trade Minister Maskym Nefyodov said that the Economic Development and Trade Ministry is ready to start a friendly contest with the Justice Ministry in the issue of the quick introduction of the bill.