Anti-red tape agency, info department eye partnership to automate gov't services

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 20 2019 08:14 PM

MANILA - The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) are eyeing a partnership on the nationwide automation of government services.

ARTA Director General Jeremiah Belgica and DICT Assistant Secretary Emmanuel Rey Caintic met on Friday to talk about the possible collaboration between the two agencies.

The two agencies are planning to sign a memorandum of agreement on the partnership by September. It is expected to accelerate efficiency in government through automation.

Belgica said automation could also lower operation costs for government agencies. 

It could likewise curb corruption by minimizing interaction between applicants and government employees and officials.

ARTA is calling on all government agencies to proactively participate and support the initiative.