UAE Ministry of Finance and Industry to offer e-Dirham services
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Finance and Industry has signed an official agreement with Dubai e-Government, to extend the use of the e-Dirham to a centralized electronic payment system via the Internet, for the e-services offered by various government departments in Dubai.
The e-Dirham, a convenient payment tool devised by the ministry to facilitate collection of revenues and provide the government and the public with a secure payment method was launched about two years ago in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The recent agreement between the Ministry of Finance and Dubai e-Government lays down the regulations by means of which the two government bodies will work together to incorporate the e-Dirham into the e-Government payment gateway, in order to ensure maximum benefit for the users.
While the Ministry retains the authority to produce and distribute the e-Dirham cards and provide programs to link the e-Dirham with the payment gateway, Dubai e-Government will work towards the integration of these programs on their internal systems. The technology, including the telephone lines required to link the ministry's e-Dirham programs into the system, will be provided by Dubai e-Government, which will also upgrade and enhance the system periodically, in addition to overseeing its maintenance.
Dubai e-Government provides 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 e-government 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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