The joint team of the Ministry of Digital Development and Communications and the “E-Mongolia” Academy will work in the rural areas from March 15, 2022, as part of the work to digitalize all aimags and provide professional and methodological advice on how to become a “Model e-Aimag”. They will also provide guidance to local people on how to access government services online.
As of today, 540 local government services of eight aimags have been digitalized and integrated into the E-Mongolia system. In particular,
- Tuv aimag – 47 services
- Khuvsgul aimag – 71 services
- Bulgan aimag – 62 services
- Darkhan-Uul aimag – 61 services
- Orkhon aimag – 74 services
- Selenge aimag – 73 services
- Sukhbaatar aimag – 76 services
- Khentii aimag – 71 services have been digitalized. In other words, these aimags have access to the same number of local government services from their mobile phones and desktop computers.
At the same time, more than 600 government services provided by the E-Mongolia system are available to local people with the help of operators, which services have been introduced in 330 soums in 21 aimags.
The Prime Minister of Mongolia said that when evaluating the work of the aimags this year, the first priority will be to consider how the digital transformation was introduced in the local area. In this context, aimags are digitalizing their local administrative services and introducing digital transformation to their local areas step by step.
For example, the National Data Center Recovery Center was established in Darkhan-Uul aimag and opened last year. As of today, 61 local government services have been digitalized and included in the “E-Mongolia” system. At the same time, we are developing the “Smart-Darkhan” system in cooperation with the Gerege system.
Darkhan-Uul aimag reported that it was using 128 surveillance cameras to monitor and regulate traffic and street crimes. 22,000 households in the aimag have introduced electronic metering systems. As a result, the traditional method of recording meter readings by visiting households in person has been abolished. At the same time, Darkhan-Uul aimag has a good example of introducing a system to communicate with citizens, receive, send and respond to their requests in cooperation with Callpro.
In Umnugovi, Uvs, and Tuv aimags, 95 percent of secondary schools use smart boards. The school has also moved the communications between parents to electronic form.
In Selenge, Bayankhongor, Umnugovi, and Gobi-Altai aimags, drone-based pasture and cropland planning solutions have been introduced and data collection methods have been introduced.
Thus, the aimags are making e-transition at their own level, and in connection with the establishment of the Ministry of Digital Development and Communications, each aimag will have a person responsible for coordinating information technology projects and programs, implementing government digital transitions, and providing policy guidance. The official will work with the Ministry of Digital Development and Communications to digitalize the aimags.
In addition, local government services for health, social welfare, and herders will be transferred to electronic form regardless of time and place, applications, complaints, and comments will be received electronically, step-by-step electronic services provided by government organizations will be gradually electronic, and payments will be 100% electronic. Each aimag to conduct e-transition in accordance with its specifics, to cooperate with the private sector, to have an integrated monitoring and management system, to make decisions based on data, to have a service center to instruct, advise and help citizens, to improve citizens’ e-skills. Officials from the Ministry of Digital Development and Communications have recently suggested digital transformation options, including the organization of promotional activities when they met with the administrations of aimags the recently.
Within the framework of digitization of aimags, the Ministry of Digital Development and Communications plans to focus on expanding the information and communication network covering the entire population and territory of Mongolia.
As for the basic systems, the integrated identification and access system “DAN”, the digital signature system “ESIGN”, the state information exchange system “XYP”, its support systems such as spatial information system and document exchange systems have been developed.