Kazakhstan equalizes digital documents and their hard copies

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has signed a relevant law

Officials in Kazakhstan will no longer require hard copies of documents with blue stamps on them. The country has entered into a new era where digital documents and their hard copies possess the same power, according to the new law on the promotion of innovations, development of digitalization and information security signed by President Tokayev on July 15.

The new legislation prohibits any state agency from requiring hard copy documents if they can be downloaded from the public information system.

Also, the government has changed its approach to the servicing of the e-government. Now, it wants local IT companies to take a more active role in providing the e-government platform with needed support and software.

It is expected that the digital transformation of the public sector will help to decrease bureaucracy.

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