Iran government approves plan to go paperless

Financial Tribune – As per regulations announced by the High Council of Cyberspace on Saturday, a National Information Exchange (NIX) system will be established to help facilitate automated and digital information sharing and dissemination between government organizations and the people.

The council meeting was presided by President Hassan Rouhani and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, reported.

The president’s office released a statement outlining the broad aspects of the regulations, its scope, and goals. According to the statement, two dozen databases created by government bodies, the judiciary, and Traffic Police will be connected digitally.

All communications between state bodies are to be conducted only through digital channels. Furthermore, the rules call for banning paper communication, stating that people visiting state institutions would not be required to present paper copies of their requests or documents.