Muscat: The Information Technology Authority (ITA) yesterday launched the National Digital Certification Centre (NDCC) as part of the second phase of the actual project operations, a move that amounts to authorised e-signature via smart phones in which certificates are issued to corporates and individuals.
Said bin Hamdoun Al Harthy, undersecretary at the Ministry of Transport and Communications for Ports and Maritime Affairs and Board Member of ITA, presided over the inauguration ceremony.
The NDCC aims to achieve the objectives of the national strategy to support e-applications, digital transformation programme and development of an integrated system for managing the digital identity infrastructure.
As a result, all e-businesses, such as e-commerce and e-Government that have a positive impact on the supporting strategy for the national economy will help raise the level of confidence in electronic transactions and reduce the incidence of abuse and fraud in electronic transactions and signatures. It will end forgery and embezzlement in addition to securing the cyberspace.
Yaqoub bin Darr Mohammed Al Balushi, Deputy CEO for Infrastructure and e-services, said in a speech on behalf of the ITA that the NDCC is one of the most important projects and has a significant leap in terms of electronic service delivery in the Sultanate, stressing the keenness of ITA to create an infrastructure that supports e-services for all segments of society and government and private institutions.