The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) on Friday has reminded local government units (LGUs) to automate their transactions before June 17, 2021 by putting up the electronic Business One-Stop Shop or e-BOSS.
ARTA Director General Jeremiah Belgica led the on-the-spot inspections in Metro Manila that started last week to check LGUs compliance with the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) and Efficient Delivery of Government Service Act, with provision directing government offices to set up their own e-BOSS, a single-window system that streamlines application forms and submission of documents to 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 which allows the public to conduct online transactions with government. It also targets to fully automate transactions in LGUs from downloading of forms, using e-signature, up to online payment.
Among the LGUs visited by ARTA since Wednesday last week were Malabon City, Quezon City, Pasig City and Manila. Belgica lauded the LGUs’ effort to fully automate their transactions during his visit, to make it easier for the public to do business with government.
The ARTA team also visited Pasig City’s e-BOSS sites for business permit application and renewal process at 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 they would be fully automating within the next few months before June 17, which is the deadline,” the ARTA chief added.
Under the EODB law, LGUs have until June 17, 2021 to establish their e-BOSS. “LGUs found non-compliant with the requirements of the law shall receive Notice of Deficiencies and may be subjected to formal investigations which may result to administrative cases,” he added.