In a move that is poised to make public service revolutionarily comfortable, the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) awarded a ‘Lanka Gate e-Services Project’ to Eurocenter DDC recently. The undertaking by the Eurocenter DDC is for developing online services at three Government institutions. These three institutions are the Department of Labour, the Department of Motor Traffic and the National Transport Medical Institute.
The main objective of Lanka Gate is to deliver e-services to the general public through a common portal via service portals, adopting a Virtual Business Transformational approach, ICTA sources said.
The initial phase of this project will consist in enabling e-services at seven selected Government institutions. Among these seven institutions where the above-mentioned ICTA-initiated e-service enabling project will be implemented during the first phase, are four Departments, an Institute, a Board and a Bureau. The Departments are the Labour Department, Motor Traffic Department, Immigration and Emigration Department and the Examinations Department. The National Transport Medical Institute, National Water Supply and Drainage Board and Foreign Employment Bureau are the other institutions where enabling of e-services will take place during the initial phase.
The Department of Labour intends to make comprehensive citizen services related to EPF issues available on-line. This will provide the working public with easy around–the-clock access to EPF related information such as account balance details and refund status details.
The services to be provided by the Department of Motor Traffic, will assist the general public to view vehicle information contained in the Certificate of Registration (CR). Besides viewing the CR or ‘vehicle book,’ the people will be able to reserve online, a vehicle number of their choice (within three series ahead). This will eliminate the need for the people to wait in long queues. Most of these services include secure online payments as well.
The National Transport Medical Institute, the authorising body for issuing medical certificates for heavy vehicle drivers, will provide online facilities to applicants. This will include the facility of enabling them to register online for medical checkups at a time convenient to them. While this service is simple and easy, it removes the hassle of the heavy vehicle driver spending long hours at the institute premises to obtain medical certificates.
ICTA which facilitates this project was established to develop and enrich the economy of Sri Lanka through ICT. Over the years, ICTA, under the e-Sri Lanka initiative, has spearheaded many projects to enhance the ICT sector in Sri Lanka. Appreciating the endeavour of local companies to deliver software on a par with international quality standards, ICTA CEO Reshan Dewapura, said: “We are very happy that a local company is helping to deliver world class software in Sri Lanka”.
Eurocenter DDC is a CMMi Level 3, ISO 9001:2008 and Microsoft Gold Certified software engineering Company with offices located in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Oslo, Norway. Having earned high international recognition since its inception in 2000, Eurocenter DDC delivers hgh-end custom engineered, high quality software engineering services to its global clientele and has established a strong foundation of customers within multiple businesses and cultural environments.
“ICTA’s partnership with Eurocenter is yet another testimony to our capability and efficiency to deliver high quality software services”, Eurocenter DDC CEO Mano Sekaram said.