By Innovation-sa on June 4, 2018 in News

Saudi Arabia is all set to adopt a digital platform in line with the objectives of Vision 2030. Mohammed Al-Jadaan, the Kingdom’s Finance Minister announced obtaining King Salman’s royal decree which calls for suspending paperwork of all procedural and financial transactions, in a final transitional move towards e-governing.

The ruling ordered all ministries and government agencies to install a digital system within 60 days and scrap paper documents related to financial transactions and other procedures at the earliest.

State bodies who fail to meet the government requirement within the specified time should send their explanation to the finance ministry in participation with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

The Etimad digital platform was launched earlier in January with the aim of providing digital financial services to the public and private sectors.

Jadaan noted that e-services will greatly reduce time and effort as well as increase transparency of government transactions and operations. Furthermore, a fully developed digital system would open more competitive lines for SMEs.