HA NOI (VNS)— To get State bodies to rely more on email, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) will conduct annual IT inspections nationwide starting this year.
In the southern province of An Giang, 90 per cent of paperwork is completed electronically. But other areas, like the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, use only 5 per cent, said head of MIC's department of IT Application Nguyen Thanh Phuc.
While 80-90 per cent of State bodies are provided with PCs and email addresses, only 20 per cent of them used them in 2012.
MIC said many State employees were still unaware of how useful email could be, so they lacked the determination to change their ways.
MIC has submitted to the government its plan to apply IT and email in State bodies in the 2013-15 period. According to the plan, 55 per cent of daily transactions must be completed electronically by the second quarter of this year and the rate must increase to 80 per cent by 2015. — VNS