Reducing the bureaucratic burden in the relationship between the State and the citizen is about to come. On 1 September, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic for Investments and Informatization (ODPMII) is going to launch the https://oversi.gov.sk/ web portal, which will significantly help the public authorities in the implementation of the law against bureaucracy.
“Since September 1, citizens will no longer have to go from one office to another with extracts from the Companies and Trade Registers, and with abstracts of title, as the officers can find them on the OverSi portal, through which employees of individual public authorities can access these data,” said Richard Rasi, Deputy Prime Minister.
In July, the Office of Deputy Prime Minister addressed all ministries, self-governing regions, the Association of Towns and Municipalities of Slovakia, the Union of the Cities of Slovakia and other organizations by letters through electronic mailboxes to assist them with the implementation of the law against bureaucracy. At the same time, training will take place for guarantors and portal users in the coming weeks.
“Thanks to OverSi, it will also be possible to obtain the criminal records from January 2019. In the second round, we plan on removing the administrative burden on citizens, also in terms of school visit confirmations, confirmations of arrears on the social and health insurance payments, or taxes,” added Richard Rasi.
As of September 1, 2018, citizens are not required to bring extracts from the Companies and Trade Registers and abstracts of title in administrative procedures, and the authorities will obtain them from the State’s electronic registers. It will apply to extracts from the criminal records from 1 January 2019.
In 2017, citizens and entrepreneurs requested 348,680 abstracts of title, 280,325 extracts from the Companies Register, 67,690 extracts from the Trades Register, and 316,130 extracts and transcripts from the Criminal Records Register in a paper form. Although such extracts still can be demanded in business or private relations, the state and the public administration will no longer be able to ask them from the citizens. If this happens, organizations will face a sanction under the e-Government Act.