The Government of Bahrain is making an all out effort to help citizens and residents to benefit from the new e-Transaction law. About 20 government services will be offered to the public through electronic transactions in Bahrain by April next year.
The law, which was introduced in 2003, came into force last week after Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and CIO president Shaikh Ahmed bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa issued a decree, which was published in the Official Gazette. Mr Al Amer told that the law is extremely important, as it will go a long way in improving the efficiency of various government services. Bahrain is one of the few countries in the region to have such a comprehensive law on electronic public transactions. Some government services are already available electronically, said Mr Al Amer. These include e-Visa, renewal of commercial registration, and renewal of driving license and payment of fines for traffic violations. The government targets to have 20 such services being offered to the public through e-Transactions.