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CMC mechanism to use “Electronic Signatures” to sign official documents

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has initiated utilizing “Electronic Signatures” with the latest technology to sign official documents on behalf of the CMC, said Mayor Rosy Senanayake.

The Electronic Signature will be used by the Municipal Commissioner, Deputy Municipal Commissioners, all Heads of Department and all Directors to sign documents in the first phase.

In the next phase all other officers who are authorized to sign documents on behalf of the CMC will be provided with the same “Electronic Signature” facility. The latest digital technology solutions and tools have been employed to secure the veracity & authenticity of the “Electronic Signatures”.

In the first phase the “Electronic Signature” will be used for official purposes within the CMC and later it will be used with external organizations as well.

“Although the Electronic Transaction Act No.19 has been in effect since 2006, the adoption by Government

 agencies has been very limited. With this initiative, we are indeed pleased to join the Government’s stated vision and mission to promote e-services in the public sector and to transform manual processes into electronic processes, thereby delivering efficient service to the public, saving money and increasing speed,” she said.

“The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has taken a number of measures prior to this, to promote the Government digitization policy, which also corresponds with the CMC’s vision to make Colombo a Smart City,” Mayor Rosy Senanayake said.

Senanayake also added that CMC is the first institution to take the initiative in 2021 towards the digital transformation of public services. She said that this initiative will provide a platform to serve the citizens of the City of Colombo in an efficient, effective and transparent manner.