Dubai Smart Government Automates Payment

Dubai Smart Government (DSG) announced the activation of electronic linkage between its government resources planning (GRP) systems and Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) to fully automate the financial processes for government suppliers and salary payments.

DSG, formerly called Dubai eGovernment, is an initiative in the Middle East region to provide government online services across the spectrum of corporate and community life in the emirate. The DSG department officially directs and supervises the implementation of e-transformation in Dubai government.

The new initiative allow suppliers to send their invoices to the GRP systems, make enquiries, access their own data and enter their commercial transactions online without the need to visit. Additionally, full automation of electronic payment with DIB allows authorised staff at any government entity to send due payments to suppliers and the salaries of the employees directly to the bank without any intervention on the part of the bank.

H.E. Ahmed Bin Humaidan, Director General of DSG, commented: “Activating electronic linkage and fully automating payment between DSG and DIB are aimed at supporting the accelerating transition to the smart government pattern in implementation of the directives of His Highness Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirate [UAE] and Ruler of Dubai, which call for completing the transition within the deadline set for it.

“The GRP systems provided to government entities are vital infrastructure that they rely on for managing their core resources, help increase productivity, save the time and effort of government entities and suppliers, and support electronic payment between the two parties. They also support the government’s shift towards a sustainable green environment by eliminating the need to exchange paper documents, minimising the effect of vehicle movement, and providing a secure environment for paying money, thereby contributing to boosting the national economy.”

Dr. Adnan Chilwan, chief executive officer (CEO )of DIB said: “DIB is fully committed to advancement and innovation in Islamic Finance. We were the first to introduce this phenomenon nearly four decades ago and our heritage and vintage ideally positions us to show the modern face of Islamic Banking to the world.

“We see technology as a major factor in easing and improving customer interaction and with the large and multi-faceted entities like the Dubai Department of Finance [DOF]; a well-integrated and customised corporate cash management platform not only improves quality and accuracy of service but also helps to minimise costs.”

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