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New Royal Decree for the work and functioning of the public sector by electronic means

31 march 2021

The regulation addresses the global regulation and unitary republic of the functioning of the public sector through electronic means both internally administrations as interadministrativas and with citizens and businesses.

El Consejo de Ministros ha aprobado mediante Real Decreto, a propuesta de los Ministerios de Asuntos Económicos y Transformación Digital y de Política Territorial y Función Pública, el Regulations and functioning of the public sector by electronic means (Opens in new window) , que aborda la regulación global y unitaria del funcionamiento del sector público por medios electrónicos tanto en el ámbito interno de las Administraciones como en las relaciones interadministrativas y con los ciudadanos y empresas.

The Royal Decree (Opens in new window) unifica en un mismo Reglamento el desarrollo de todos los aspectos relacionados con la actuación y funcionamiento del sector público por medios electrónicos previstos en las dos leyes de cabecera en esta materia (la Ley 39/2015, de 1 de octubre, del Procedimiento Administrativo Común de las Administraciones Públicas y la Ley 40/2015, de 1 de octubre, de Régimen Jurídico del Sector Público). Con ello, se logra una importante labor de sistematización y ordenación, con un notable esfuerzo de simplificación de conceptos técnicamente complejos.

The Regulation deepens in the target of a digital public Administration, modern, affordable and personal service to the needs of different groups. This Royal Decree consolidates the law relating to electronic services to citizens and enterprises, and encourages the use and benefits of digitization into the administration.

For example, will facilitate progress towards that citizenship do not have to provide information of the already available to the administration itself, it could consult the notifications in a Single notification and access to a Single point of information through the PAGe (access point electronic General).

The Regulation gives Spain the regulatory framework necessary to confront the serious challenges posed by the evolution of disruptive technologies, its application to the information management and implementation of public policies, new models of citizens and businesses with public administrations and reuse information.

Its entry into force on 2 april, will remove forever the overlap of different legal regimes and make available to citizens, companies and administrations basic regulatory development in a single text, thereby contributing to the legal certainty, which is one of the objectives of the rule.

Con la aprobación de este Reglamento se cumple una de las medidas para la transformación digital del sector público incluida en la Agenda España Digital 2025 y con una de la reformas que se contemplan en el Plan de Recuperación Transformación y Resiliencia para el primer semestre del año.

Spain has a very favourable position to address the digital processing and, as far as electronic administration, is located among the most advanced countries of the european union, thanks to the continued effort by public administrations, as reflected in the report DESI of the european commission.

Main objectives

This regulation has four main objectives: firstly, improving the efficiency of the electronic administration. It facilitates the right of citizens to interact electronically with public administrations; compulsory electronic relationship of legal persons and of certain categories of natural persons; and the electronic procedure of the procedures as normal performance of public administrations.

The Administrations will have an electronic repository of files that correspond to procedures completed and all notifications shall be made by electronic means other than physical persons that are not required to be notified, electronically.

The second objective is that both the internal electronic operation of the administration and the relations of the Public Administrations to each other is done electronically. This implies interoperability as a basic principle, to determine the conditions and instruments, electronic headquarters as well as use of signature or seal verification code, and own systems of electronic signature.

El tercer objetivo es el de incrementar la transparencia de la actuación administrativa y la participación de las personas en la Administración Electrónica. Así, se desarrolla el funcionamiento del Punto de Acceso General electrónico (PAGe), y la Carpeta Ciudadana en el Sector Público Estatal. También se regula el contenido y los servicios mínimos a prestar por las sedes electrónicas y sedes electrónicas asociadas y el funcionamiento de los registros electrónicos.

Fourthly, digital services easily usable and accessible so as to ensure that the relationship of the person concerned with the administration is easy, intuitive and effectively when using the electronic channel.

Positive impacts

The regulations and functioning of the public sector through electronic means to increase legal certainty and predictability of the performance of Public Administrations, contributing to improved service to citizens, the institutional image of Spain and confidence.

The Royal Decree also promotes equal opportunities, non-discrimination and universal accessibility of persons with disabilities, given that the electronic media provide an alternative path of communication with the administration.

It also reinforces the defence of individual rights. It Is the case of the right to access fast, effective and efficient public services through electronic means; have a quality web services that are Useful and meet their needs; to receive a transparent and accurate information; and, at the same time, the right to preserve the privacy of citizens and their personal data.

El Reglamento tiene, además, un impacto ambiental positivo al reducir la huella de carbono de la tramitación tradicional en la que se emplea masivamente el papel, la impresión láser y la logística. Frente a esta tramitación tradicional, el presente Real Decreto propone eliminar el papel para la mayoría de los procesos administrativos, algo que permite eliminar la impresión y los procesos logísticos y su consiguiente impacto ambiental.

Original source of news (Opens in new window) (The Moncloa)

Original source of news (Opens in new window) (Ministry of economic and Digital Trasnformación)

Text of the Royal Decree (Opens in new window) by approving the regulations and functioning of the public sector through electronic means (BOE)

 

 

  • Citizen
  • Electronic services
  • Laws 39 and 40
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