Digital documents will replace paper ones in Kazakhstan

Photo: Talgat Akhanov
Askar Zhumagaliev, Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, said which documents in the country will be available in digital format, reports.

“Yesterday’s statement of my colleague Yerlan Turgumbayev about the near cancellation of the requirement to have a driver’s license and registration certificate with you was probably the main news of the day. This is indeed a very long-awaited decision, a big step towards digital interaction between the state and the citizen. Police today have all the technical opportunities not to request these documents, but to check the driver only by IIN," the minister wrote on Facebook.

He noted that the bill “On digital technologies” is under consideration in the Senate. After its adoption, digital documents in the eGov Mobile application will receive full legitimacy and can be applied along with paper ones.

"Thus, you can show your digital ID to the policeman via a smartphone. Currently in the application you can see 4 digital documents: ID, child’s birth certificate, marriage and divorce, change of name, surname, patronymic. But we suggested state bodies to carry out the necessary integrations so that it also displays a student ID, military ID, certificate of disability, technical passport of real estate, etc. I think it will be very convenient for a citizen when all his documents will be stored in one place. At the same time, we are working on cancellation of certificates that state bodies can receive on their own," the minister added.

According to him, government agencies promised to exclude 24 information certificates by the year end.

“For this, they must complete their integration, as well as change their regulations and legal acts. In general, the number of paper documents in our life is reducing and this is very good,” summed up Zhumagaliev.
Aidana Demesinova
18:24, 21 May 2020


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