GIS- 5 February 2015: The Registrar-General Department (RGD) is embarking on the implementation of the second phase of the Mauritius eRegistry Project (MeRP) after the completion of the first phase in May last year in a bid to transform the RGD from a Service to an e-Service organisation.
In this context, a half-day workshop was held today by the RGD with the different stakeholders so as to acquaint the participants with the new system. It also served as platform for the RGD to give an overview of the various features of the online service.
The second phase of the MeRP will focus on transforming the services to electronic mode. The key objective is to provide the RGD and stakeholders an electronic dashboard through which they can perform the following tasks: eSubmission of documents; ePayment of fees; eRegistration; eSearch; and eDelivery of registered documents.
In her opening address, the Registrar General, Mrs D. Sobarun, expressed satisfaction with regards to the implementation of the first phase of the project which she stated is on the right track and that the RGD is already deriving the benefits from that part of the project. Mrs Sobarun also announced the holding of a training programme shortly for all the concerned stakeholders to familiarise them with the new system.
The eRegistry Project which is being jointly funded by the Government of Mauritius and the Investment Climate Facility for Africa to the tune of around Rs 170 million is being developed by the Norway Registers Development. The project is being implemented in two phases over a period of two years, hence enabling the RGD to have an integrated system for its customers by harnessing the latest technologies and solutions that can provide integrated workflows and options for businesses, professionals and members of the public to conduct transactions with the RGD online.
The first phase which is already operational pertained to the modernisation of the RGD through the implementation of the eRegistry software system whereby most of the automated tasks are being implemented and services provided through sophisticated software tools. The integrated eRegistry System comprised of the following facilities: Integrated cashier and registration module; Integrated search engine for registered document (movable); Taxation module; Reporting engine; User and security administration module; and Digitisation of Land Archive (immovable).