Towards more efficient E-services
The Government Technology Agency (GovTech) is leading the public sector in riding the wave of digital revolution.
And no one will be left behind, said its chairman Ng Chee Khern.
He told The New Paper: "The Government touches almost every area of people's life and work in Singapore.
"We want our citizens to enjoy more meaningful, impactful government digital services that are delivered to them at key moments in their lives, be it primary school enrolment, getting married, retirement or old age."
GovTech was born from the restructuring of the Infocomm Development Authority and the Media Development Authority of Singapore.
At its launch yesterday, Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim outlined initiatives that will streamline government transactions and make government e-services more user-friendly.
This includes extending MyInfo - a digital portal with citizens' personal data - to the banking industry next year in the form of a proof-of-concept.
Businesses will also benefit from the National Trade Platform - a one-stop trade information management platform to support companies in the trade and logistics industry, as well as adjacent sectors.
Dr Yaacob stressed the importance of being forward-looking and embracing technological change in today's digital age in order to become a Smart Nation.
He said: "The Government also has a big role to play by setting the example and applying ICT (info-comm technology) and related engineering solutions to improve our quality of life, create opportunities for businesses, and drive productive and efficient government processes."