14 Mar 2018 - 8:49
MoI e-services log over 5 million transactions in 2017
DOHA: The Ministry of Interior’s electronic services (e-services) witnessed the completion of over 5 million transactions in 2017, said a senior official of Ministry speaking at a seminar yesterday. More than 200 electronic services offered by the Ministry are now available to more than 400,000 users and more than 40,000 companies.
The Ministry in collaboration with Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised an induction seminar on its e-services offered to companies at the Chamber.
The Vice-Chairman of Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mohammed Ahmad bin Towar Al Kuwari, Brigadier Abdul Rahman Ali Al Maliki, Asst Director of the General Directorate of Information Systems and Brigadier Abdul Rahman Majid Al Sulaiti, Director of Planning and Quality Department were among the dignitaries who attended the program.
Brigadier Abdul Rahman Al Maliki said that the Ministry of Interior provides electronic services to companies, including integrated services that do not need to review the service centers, which are available around the clock and seven days a week. These services are accessible from anywhere and in six languages, including Arabic, English, French, Urdu, Malayalam and Spanish.
The Ministry offers corporate electronic services such as direct debit services, PRO services, auto renewal services, mail delivery services, entry permit services, travel notification services and traffic services.
He pointed out that the services granted to PROs aim to enable the authorised persons to grant specific authority to PROs of their companies, reduce the phenomenon of using smart cards of the authorised person by PROs, and enable PROs to use their own smart cards for the completion of authorized transactions.
This feature is specific to the services of the Ministry of Interior only. The authority can be granted to the citizen or resident if he is an employee of the company and may be granted multiple authorities to the same person or the same authority to several persons. An employee of any company under the authorised signatory can also be given permission to sign for others, if he is an employee of one of them.
The permissions can be cancelled at any time by the authorized person or in the event of a change in the status of the PRO such as transfer of sponsorship, cancellation of residence or death. This service provides the highest levels of security for the company and the owners, he added.
He pointed out that the services provided by the Ministry to companies include automatic renewal of residence permits. It is a smart service provided through MOI website and Matrash 2. The HR staffs of companies can follow up the renewal of residence permits of individuals working with that company automatically and without submitting any manual or automated requests. The service also provides the option of non-renewal of the residences automatically, if they are not intent. The ID cards are delivered through the Qatar Postal Services Company (Q-Post).