MPS promotes use of chip-based ID cards in public service payment
PSNews – In the implementation of Project No.6 of the Government, the Police Department for Administrative Management of Social Order under the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) closely coordinated with functional units to develop non-cash payment solutions for public services based on the national population database.
Project No.6 focuses on enhancing the application of population, identification and authentication data for national digital transformation in the period of 2022-2025, with a vision to 2030.
According to Senior Colonel Vu Van Tan, Deputy Director of the Police Department for Administrative Management of Social Order, the unit in collaboration with the National Population Data Center recently launched a digital payment system using biometric authentication via a chip-based citizen ID card called EPAY.
The new system offers non-cash payment solutions in different sectors including healthcare, transportation, banking by using chip-based citizen ID card authentication, thus providing a convenient, fast and accurate experience for people.
According to Senior Colonel Vu Van Tan, by now, the MPS has completed and put in to operation the national population database with data of 104 million Vietnamese citizen.
The Ministry has also issued over 80 million chip-based citizen ID cards and is triving to grant chip-ID cards to all eligible citizens early.
The chip-based citizen ID card includes information on various other print documents issued before by the competent authority. As a result, it helps create favorable conditions for citizens in performing civil transactions, contributing to accelerating digital transformation and administrative reform.