The Azerbaijani Communications and IT Ministry is working to develop a platform of issuing e-digital signatures by using mobile technology, Azerbaijani deputy communications and IT minister Iltimas Mammadov said today.
He said that the new platform will be put into operation by late 2012. Besides simplifying the e-digital signature issue procedures, it will also increase the number of users of the electronic government's portal.
According to the ministry, around 28 organisations received 2078 e-digital signatures since the commissioning of the issue centre.
Currently, around 152 of the existing 395 electronic services belonging to the Azerbaijani state agencies were integrated into the electronic government portal which acts as a gateway to ensure information exchange between state agencies.
The functions of the portal are not limited to a specific number of services. The number of e-services presented on the portal can reach several thousand units.
Currently, some state agency electronic services are rendered via the 'single window' principle.
The e-government portal is a key tool supporting the work with the public and enterprises in the public and private sectors.
The portal is intended to reduce the number of the citizens' documents because different agencies can now communicate with each other electronically. The e-digital signature is required for using e-services.