Presentation of new electronic application and appointment system on targeted state social assistance was held at the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population (VIDEO)
According to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated February 23, 2015, the presentation of Single Electronic Application and Nomination Sub-System (VEMTAS) on targeted state social assistance established in a centralized information system of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population was held. At the event, the minister of labour and social protection of population Salim Muslumov stated that in accordance with the instructions of the head of state, the important reform measures for the establishment of modern and transparent services system for the population in the areas of activity of the ministry, in recent years: "One of the important aspect of these reforms aimed at the development of transparent implementation mechanism targeted state social assistance program automated on an electronic basis, electronic application and appointment system for this type of assistance, in accordance with the Decree of the President of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev dated February 23, 2015. As the execution of the decree, Single Electronic Application and Nomination Sub-System (VEMTAS) Based on the perfect software for targeted state social assistance has been established, by taking purposeful measures at the institutional and technical levels on the basis of a concrete Action plan by the ministry in the past period". S.Muslumov stressed that VEMTAS established over the "E-government" portal provides an opportunity to appeal for the receipt of targeted state social assistance, consideration of the appeals, decision making on whether to appoint assistance or not, the implementation of the process of providing information to the applicant in this connection in a fully automated conditions. Access of more than 20 state agencies to information resources through "E-government" portal of the ministry in order to obtain the information related to the families who appealed is intended. The minister stated that citizens representing the families can apply via "Making the appeal on targeted social assistance" e-service on "E-services" portals of "E-government" or the Ministry through the computers, mobile phones, and etc., as well as the information kiosk installed specially in postal branches for the receipt of targeted state social assistance: "These e-applications will be accepted through the VEMTAS and will be answered by examining in an electronic form within 15 working days. The reference and information as may be necessary for the consideration of the rights of these families to get targeted state social assistance will be obtained from information resources of the relevant authorities. So this factor will lead to the restriction of the use of paper carriers in the field of appointment of social assistance. The information noted by the citizens in "Application-declaration" in an electronic form during their appeal will be checked by the system automatically. If the discrepancy cannot be found, decision on the appointment of social assistance to families will be made, otherwise, the determination of social assistance will be refused". S.Muslumov brought to the attention that when appointed the targeted social assistance the order will be automatically given to the relevant bank by the system for opening a bank account to pay for that person's assistance The minister stated that "Rules for applying for targeted state social assistance, its appointment, issuance and refusal of issuance" has been confirmed by the Decision No. 37 of the Cabinet of Ministers dated February 5, 2016 redesigned as the implementation of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated 23 February 2015.Making appeals by the citizens for the receipt of targeted state social assistance, consideration of appeals, decision-making on whether to appoint assistance or not the implementation of the process of providing information to the applicant in this connection in a fully automated conditions are reflected also in this document". Speaking about the new Rules S. Muslumov brought to the attention a number of changes aimed at expanding the opportunities for low-income families to take advantage of targeted state social assistance system are also reflected in the document. S.Muslumov stressed that Single Electronic Application and Nomination Sub-System on targeted state social assistance is an efficient system belongs to our country, automation of system for targeted social assistance creates conditions for low income families to be provided flexible, convenient and transparent services on this assistance system through the application of innovative technologies. Then, the head of the department of Information Technologies of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population Elnur Majidov gave detailed information about the VEMTAS, its technical capabilities, making appeals by the citizens for the receipt targeted state social assistance via "Making the appeal on targeted social assistance" e-service, the rules for filling the "Application-declaration" during the e-application. It was noted that the information will appear on the user's screen after the registration of the appeal sent in electronic form and that date will be deemed the day that family appealed. The event was followed by answering questions from the media.