Digitization of Household Registration Pamphlet: Milestone for e-Government
Mayor Ko Wen-je attended the activation ceremony for Taipei City Household Registration Pamphlet Digitization System on January 5.During his address, he remarked that the press conference bears testimony to the effort of city staff in implementing e-government policies. In 2016, the system for seal digitization was established. The milestone for 2017 is the digitization of the household registration pamphlet. He will continue to realize the visions of smart city and smart government one step at a time.The mayor noted that in the past, retrieving identity documents such as birth certificates requires citizens to visit the household registration office in person. For cases involving different districts, work becomes even more complicated – manual search work by staff members at the respective district offices.Ko noted that many of the original documents may be dated – some of the marriage certificates may be on the verge of falling apart if removed from storage. With the introduction of the computerized system, requestors will only need their national ID card for inter-district filing. This shows that Taipei City is moving forward in its digitization endeavors, leading other municipalities on the island.