|People complete the paper to pay traffic fine at the traffic police office. Photo thanhnien.vn|
HÀ NỘI - People in five cities and provinces will be able to pay traffic penalty tickets online from Friday, Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tiến Dũng has announced.
At a conference reviewing online public services on the national public service portal on Tuesday, Dũng said this was among many e-payment services on the portal which have been completed and are ready for the trial.
Major General Lê Xuân Đức, deputy director of the Ministry of Public Security’s Traffic Police Department, said people in Hà Nội, HCM City, Hải Phòng, Đà Nẵng and Bình Thuận would be able to pay fines at https://dichvucong.gov.vn.
Previously, traffic violators had to go to traffic police offices to get penalty tickets and then pay their fines at treasury offices. Police will return their revoked driving licences or seized vehicles at police stations after a certain amount of time.
The new scheme simplifies matters, allowing people to pay fines online instead of going to treasury offices.
Đức said paying only took between three and 10 minutes. People needed to enter their personal information and the penalty ticket number to search for their violation record and pay fines online through their banks.
The ministry will review the trial and possibly apply the services in other localities in the third quarter.
Speaking at the conference, Dũng said other e-payment services such as personal tax payment, collecting registration fees for cars and motorcycles and business tax declaration and payment would also start on Friday.
He asked ministries, sectors and agencies to re-examine the services to ensure their operation.
Dũng said the integration of additional services on the national public service portal was important in the context of the novel coronavirus epidemic.
After three months of operation on a trial basis, as of March 9, there were 77,226 accounts registered on the national public service portal and more than 20.9 million visits to find information and services.
The Government’s reporting information system will be launched on Friday to review the three-month implementation of the portal and to integrate more public services.
Dũng said among 20.9 million visits to the portal, the number of businesses using it was still limited. Thus, it was necessary to boost public services involved in tax declaration and customs clearance to increase their participation. VNS