ARTA reminds LGUs of 'e-biz one-stop shop' June 17 deadline

ARTA Director-General Jeremiah Belgica (PIA NCR file photo)

CALOOCAN CITY, Jan. 12 (PIA) -- The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is reminding local government units (LGUs) of the June 17, 2021 deadline to automate their transactions by putting up the electronic Business One-Stop Shop or the e-BOSS.

ARTA Director-General Jeremiah Belgica led earlier last week the on-the-spot inspections in Metro Manila LGUs to ensure their compliance to the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) and Efficient Delivery of Government Service Act.

Likewise, Belgica wanted to ascertain the implementation of the EODB law with provision directing government offices to set up their own BOSS.

BOSS is a single-window system that streamlines application forms and submission of documents in government offices in one window only.

The e-BOSS, on the other hand, uses the Electronic Business Permitting and Licensing System or eBPLS developed by the Department of Information and Communications Technology allowing the public to perform government transactions online.

It also targets to fully automate transactions in LGUs from downloading of forms, using e-signature, up to online payment.

Among the LGUs that ARTA visited since Wednesday last week include Malabon City, Quezon City, Pasig City, and the latest inspection was in Manila on Friday.

Belgica lauded the efforts of both Quezon City and Pasig City LGUs to fully automate their transactions to make it easier for the public to do business with the government, when he went there for a visit.

“Makikita mo yung trajectory talaga ng Quezon City. Ito ay also compliance din sa [directive ng] ating Pangulo to put everything online. Tamang tama yung kanilang motto na QC Biz Easy. Very soon sana makita natin pati yung online payment," Belgica said.

The ARTA team also visited Pasig City’s BOSS sites for business permit application and renewal process in its city hall and in Ayala Mall The 30th.

“I do hope that the initiatives of Pasig City will also be replicated by other LGUs and I believe that they would be fully automating within the next few months before June 17, which is the deadline,” he added.

Under the EODB law, LGUs have deadline until June 17, 2021 to establish their e-BOSS.

“LGUs who will be found to be non-compliant with the requirements of the law shall receive Notice of Deficiencies and may be subjected to a formal investigation which may result to an administrative case,” the ARTA chief said. (PIA NCR)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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