ADSIC helping govt entities to integrate UAE ID cards

ADSIC hosts workshop to help government departments with compulsory integration of UAE ID cards into government transactions

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ADSIC helping govt entities to integrate UAE ID cards ADSIC has held a workshop on integrating Emirates ID cards into government transactions.
By  Mark Sutton Published  June 18, 2012

The Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC) has hosted a workshop to help government entities in the Emirates to be ready for the compulsory use of Emirates ID cards in individual transactions at government agencies.

Around 150 representatives from 45 government entities attended the session, to discuss what they need to do be compliant with Abu Dhabi Executive Council Circular No. 4 of 2012, which makes ID cards compulsory for government transactions.

The session included a presentation of methodologies and mechanisms for use of ID cards, development of application plans and co-operation among departments.

The session also included a presentation from the General Command of the Abu Dhabi Police, which has successfully integrated the ID card into various systems, particularly for Federal Traffic and Licensing. The session focused on the benefits of the ID card, in terms of protecting data, preventing redundancy, improving services, and ensuring timeliness.

The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA), the independent federal authority overseeing the execution of the UAE ID card scheme also signed an MOU with ADSIC, to encourage further co-operation on roll out of ID cards in government systems.

"The Emirates ID cards will eventually be required for all governmental transactions in Abu Dhabi.  It is therefore imperative that government departments are on the same page on how the cards should be enforced and used. Through initiatives such as this workshop ADSIC intends to lay common grounds for the correct implementation of the national ID program. The Centre will continue to collaborate closely with EIDA to ensure that the program achieves its goals and contributes to Abu Dhabi's growth plans," said HE Rashed Lahej Al Mansoori, director general of ADSIC.

"EIDA is committed to providing the right tools and processes to successfully integrate the functionality of the Emirates ID cards within the electronic governance systems of Abu Dhabi. Our aim is not only to make IDs, but more importantly to empower individuals with the use of technology to perform key government transactions. By partnering with ADSIC, we will be able to realize even higher levels of connectivity, convenience and service quality for the benefit of the public and all our stakeholders," said HE Dr Eng Ali Mohamed Al Khouri, director general, Emirates Identity Authority.

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