The first State Data Center, in which key information and communications infrastructure important to efficient functioning of electronic government and development of new services for the citizens and the business sector is located, opened in Belgrade on December 12, 2017.
The Office for Information Technologies and Electronic Government is realizing this project in cooperation with Telekom Srbija, which invested close to EUR 9 million in designing and implementing technical infrastructure.
Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said that “the data center will enable budget savings and savings for tax payers and citizens measuring in millions in the future” and added that no state service needed its own data center any longer, as everything would be centralized
From now on, the users of the national portal eGovernment can pay for administrative fees for personal documents, extension of registration and other services from the list of 720 various electronic services fully electronically and online by using payment cards Master, Maestro, Visa and Dina, issued by banks in Serbia.
– This is a key step in digitization, because the eGovernment portal offers, for the first time, full electronic service of state institutions – Brnabic pointed out.
Let us remind that the national portal eGovernment has been available to the public since June 2010. Access is free, and renewal of license plates extension and replacement of driving licenses are among the most popular services.
Brnabic announced that, from the New Year, it would be possible to pay for the services on the portal through integrated electronic banking (e-banking) or electronic money (eWallet)
Brnabic said that the state aimed to become the leader in electronic government in the region in a few years.
In addition to the centralized Office for IT and eGovernment, which started operating at full capacity, she explained, the National Assembly also recently adopted the Law on Electronic Document, Electronic Identification and Trust Services in Electronic Business
, which is of great importance for eGovernment.
Furthermore, as she pointed out, the Ministry of Justice completed the draft law on protection of personal data, which has been up for public review since December 1. The review is to take until January 15.
– I thank the NBS for its great support in the electronic payment project – she said and reminded that “the state was the only body which citizens were unable to pay by card for the services it provides them”.
The State Data Center already features equipment for issuing time stamps, and the equipment for the Central System of Electronic Birth Records and the Center for Information Security of State Institutions (CERT)
will be installed by the end of the year.