Dubai eGovernment and local banks introduce Online Direct Debit for public transactions
Major United Emirates (UAE) banks have expressed support for a proposal to use the UAE Switch platform for new payment mode. Dubai eGovernment will introduce an Online Direct Debit system for public service transactions through banks, which will open up a secure additional channel to enable the people to use government services electronically.
In a strategic step in this direction, Dubai eGovernment recently held a for a meeting with the major banks in the UAE , the Central Bank and Comtrust, to discuss the Central Bank's proposal for using it's ATM Switch for Online Direct Debit for people-to-government transactions, including payment of utility bills and renewal of licenses, health cards and work permits.
Under Dubai e-Government's Online Direct Debit system, consumers will be required to make a written request to their banks authorizing Dubai eGovernment to debit directly from their personal accounts, through a centralized system, namely the UAE Central Bank Switch, which controls the ATM transactions.
Dubai eGovernment is a pioneering initiative in the region to provide online services across the spectrum of corporate and community life in the emirate. It also has a vision to integrate individually automated government departments under the single umbrella of the eGovernment initiative, thus empowering employees across lines of businesses and levels of government, besides facilitating the lives of citizens and customers of the government. — (menareport.com)
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