Synopsis of Achievements
The EGA’s significant achievements can be summarized into three major areas:
- Common Government Network Infrastructure
- Common Government Information Infrastructure and e-Services
- Smart Thailand Project
Common Government Network Infrastructure
- Government Information Network (GIN)
Government Information Network (GIN) is developed to foster the integration of the central network provided by government agencies. It is necessarily required to provide all government organizations with a stable and secure ICT system, while being able to generate the integration of public services referred to as “Common Services”. Currently, there are 10 public service systems sharing their capacity on GIN, for instance, Government Fiscal Management Information System (GFMIS), Government Strategic Management System (GSMS), and National Single Window (NSW). Due to its high efficiency and enhanced capacity, the number of government agencies applying GIN into their operations and management is dramatically increased to 508. Those remarkable government organizations include the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, the Ministry of Defense, and the Ministry of Public Health. Additionally, there has been great cooperation by strategic partners using policy and budgetary mechanisms as a tool to generate successful integration. The Bureau of the Budget and the Office the Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC), for instance, have strategically developed their management system based on the Service-Level Agreement (SLA) with the systematized management of bandwidth utilization, particularly for extra bandwidth, to ensure the highest speeds and greater satisfaction for all of its demands. Also, several government agencies have promoted the use of the ICT network, emphasizing the exchange of data and information within a certain organization via the intranet system, and increased operational capacity of the contact center to ensure speedy troubleshooting of problems. Meanwhile, it is required to enhance the capacity of staff members and share required knowledge on effective GIN management with other relevant agencies, for instance, the Provincial Statistical Office and the Provincial Information Center, the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, the Ministry of Commerce, and the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security. To make people aware of GIN, promotional roadshows and service evaluation activities have been conducted in several provinces including Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Sawan, Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Chachoengsao, Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo, Songkhla, Burirum, Surin, Phrae, and Uttaradit. The GIN evaluation result unveils an achievement of 100 percent (101.61) obtained from 500 targeted agencies.
- Government Cloud (G-Cloud)
Government Cloud, also known as G-Cloud, has been advanced to stimulate government agencies to apply the use of Cloud services into their operations and management as it can reduce redundancy in making requests for the ICT-related budgets. There are 272 government organizations making use of the G-Cloud service, totaling 260 systems. The most remarkable systems are the integration and monitoring system of the rice pledging scheme and the management system of the Thai women’s empowerment fund applied by the Secretariat of the Prime Minister, the remedy request system for victims of terrorist attacks in the three southernmost provinces used by the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center, the reporting system of bureaucratic performance complying with the e-SAR certification developed by the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC), the ICT management system of public disasters and emergency incidents supervised by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, and the monitoring system of public projects in accordance with the strategic water management plan approved by the Secretariat of the Cabinet, thanks to the collaboration of strategic partners who efficiently use policy and budgetary mechanisms as a tool to generate successful integration. Besides this, the service has been upgraded to be Secure Cloud, with special characteristics such as Private Network (GIN), Two Factor Authentication, ISO 27001: 2013, Encryption Storage, quality assurance based on the Service-Level Agreement (SLA), and guidance for troubleshooting issues appearing on G-Cloud. The services related to the Critical Infrastructure (Discovery Recovery Site) is also developed in line with the enhancement of knowledge for government agencies, while offering a concrete support to the development of disaster and emergency services. An achievement of 100 percent (173.33) was obtained from 150 targeted services.
- Government Security Monitoring
Government Security Monitoring helps reduce redundancy of budgetary data, possessed by government agencies, arranged for the procurement of IT systems and devices as well as the recruitment of personnel with security knowledge and competency expected to be applied into several operational networks developed by the government sector. Last year, the EGA established its Coordination Center for IT security of government organizations to deal with troubled agencies in the event of security issues, and provide government personnel with sufficient knowledge on IT security. At present, 30 government agencies, for instance, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC), have already applied the use of Government Security Monitoring. In addition, the EGA has introduced its training sessions “Government Security Incident Response” and “Government Computer Emergency Response Team: G-CERT” to several government agencies.
In the fiscal year 2015, G-CERT was upgraded to “Government Computer Emergency and Readiness Team: G-CERT” to be responsible for monitoring, managing, and solving IT security-related incidents and other networking problems experienced by government agencies conforming to the policies on collaborative working between the public and private sectors. The strategy was not only developed to enhance strategic partnership for the two parties to ensure greater stability and security of government-based services, but also helps minimize cybercrime risks efficiently.
- Centralized Electronic Mail System for Public Sector Communication (MailGoThai)
The Centralized Electronic Mail System for Public Sector Communication or MailGoThai has been developed to encourage government officials and related workforces to make extensive use of electronic mail services available on the Thailand-based server. Recently, the government sector has increased the effectiveness of the Government ID system to efficiently support fast and convenient accessibility to significant government-related systems, for instance, the Thai National Research Repository (TNRR), the One-Stop Crisis Center (OSCC), and the centralized monitoring and internal management system developed by the Department of Health. At present, the EGA has successfully introduced the MailGoThai service to 225,352 user accounts or 640 domains, in which notable organizations are the Institute for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (ISMED), the Ministry of Industry, Songkhla Provincial Administrative Organization, Synchrotron Light Research Institute (Public Organization), and the Ministry of Science and Technology. The EGA has also formed collaborative action with strategic partners by relying on the budgetary control mechanism and the government-owned IT indicator, considered the most efficient tools to push forward the accomplishment of systems integration, with a new feature known as G-Chat developed to keep pace with the current IT trend and different lifestyles of users. Furthermore, the EGA has advanced its commercial management system to establish new required standards and solve a number of issues occurring from previous inaccurate implementations. As the MailGoThai service can be used on mobile phones and wireless devices, its operational functions and usability features are also advanced to perform efficiently on various platforms. This 100-percent accomplishment (114.93) is derived from a target of 260,000 user accounts.
Common Government Information Infrastructure and e-Services
- e-Government Platform
Obviously, the e-Government platform is developed to facilitate the seamless connection of data used by government agencies, while fostering collaborative actions of strategic partners, where government agencies have been expected to make use of data infrastructure for their operations and management, efficiently and appropriately. Currently, there are 23 government agencies applying the use of 38 e-Service systems developed by the EGA via www.opened.egov.go.th. In addition, 152 government organizations, including the National Health Security Office (NHSO), the Department of Medical Sciences, the Office of the Permanent Secretary of Energy, the Office of the Permanent Secretary of Justice, the Office of the Permanent Secretary of Agriculture and Cooperatives, and the Department of Energy Business, have preferred the application of e-CMS Version 2.0 on Cloud, reflecting an achievement of 100 percent (126) compared to the performance in 2014 (increasing from 76 to 96 government agencies). Furthermore, the EGA has implemented data connection for the NHSO in the form of Web Service to urge the organization to use the obtained information for the inspection and verification of the rights of disabled people, request for rehabilitation profiles and procurement records of medical devices, and consultancy services for government agencies aiming to make access easier to significant government-related data or generate greater efficiency for their services.
- Government Access Channels
Government Access Channels have been progressed to ensure faster and more convenient accessibility to the government-related information via newly developed services such as Government Application Center (GAC), Mobile Application, and Software as a Service (SaaS). The EGA has categorized its SaaS into 6 major service systems including Saraban, SMS, GIN, Conference, Personal Storage, Website, and Government Chat. In addition, the EGA has developed new electronic services, where 97 new apps, totaling 12 categories, are featured in the Government Application Center (GAC). Currently, 7 apps, including “Blessing from the Father” and “OHM Books Shelf” developed by the Office of His Majesty’s Principal Private Secretary, “Doctor Asks”, “Lost Car” developed by the Royal Thai Police, “RAMA Appointment” developed by Ramathibodi Hospital, “Drugstore Search” developed by the Thai Food and Drug Administration, and “People’s Guidebook” developed by the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC), are already developed and available to the general public. It can be said that the newly developed apps can satisfy people at large. On January 30, 2014, the EGA organized its project “Mobile e-Government Application 2014: MEGA 2014” to promote new e-Government services. Backed by collaborative support from several public and private agencies, as well as people in general, the project was highlighted by a mobile application contest, where winning apps were to be developed based on the principle of practical use and the advancement of people’s digital lifestyle. The accomplishment of this development project was estimated to be 100 percent (118.18) derived from the target of 11 service systems (5 from the EGA’s fundamental development of the mobile application and 6 from the EGA’s SaaS system).
- Smart Citizen Info
Smart Citizen Info aims to generate greater efficiency of IT-enabled services offered to the general public. People will be required to use their smart ID cards and 13-digit ID numbers for accessing public services guaranteed with efficiency, speediness and convenience based on the one-stop service principle. This e-Service is achieved by the seamless connection of people’s information obtained from their smart ID cards and the EGA’s IT systems covering both API and the platform developed by the EGA, totaling 8 systems including the Plumbing Installation Request System developed by Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA), the Election Dispute Resolution system developed by the Office of the Election Commission of Thailand, the Person Authentication System developed by the Thai Food and Drug Administration, the Online Registration and Approval System developed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Fisheries Single Window system developed by the Department of Fisheries, the Information Technology for Emergency Medical System developed by the National Institute for Emergency Medicine, the Geographic Information Technology System developed by Pattaya City Hall, and the Investigation System developed by the Office of the Auditor General of Thailand. Aside from the development of the integrated information system for the Social Security Office, the Department of Provincial Administration, and the National Health Security Office (NHSO), the EGA is also invited to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC), the Department of Land Transport, the Department of Employment, and the Social Security Office, while installing kiosks to promote the G-Point service at Central World and Central Plaza Salaya, where people can access fast and convenient services, for instance, the Person Information System of the Department of Provincial Administration, the Health Insurance Coverage System of the National Health Security Office (NHSO), and the Credit Bureau Status System of the National Credit Bureau. This 100-percent successful development (133.3) was obtained from 6 targeted systems, which were proposed in the development plan for the fiscal year 2015.
- R&D and Product Innovation
The EGA has strategically pushed forward the great accomplishment of R&D and Product Innovation aiming to ensure that e-Government is developed efficiently and appropriately according to required international standards, while being able to generate further improvement for electronic services complying with the approved specifications and guidelines required by people in society. With the introduction of www.data.go.th, it unveils that the EGA has remained firm in encouraging the government sector to fully comprehend centralized public information and make use of it in a productive manner as well as motivate collaborative actions among government agencies by relying on the application of the open data. As there are 306 sets of data obtained from 42 government agencies in total, the EGA aims to promote technical guidelines and standards required by the government information centralization via www.data.go.th, introduce a metadata form to be used via www.data.go.th and www.ega.or.th, and generate new development for original apps obtained from www.data.go.th including GIN Discovery, Love Fish, and Car Accident Claim. Additionally, the EGA has advanced the standards and features of government-based apps to be used effectively with various mobile devices. On December 29-30, 2013, the EGA hosted a training program and a workshop on Enterprise Architecture (EA) for its officials from all departments to ensure a productive collection of fundamental information required for the development of EA, for example, business objectives and processes. It was also required to prepare the draft of the EGA’s Future State Architecture, which was eventually approved by the EGA Committee in the meeting No. 5/2015 and the resolution unveiled the agreement to develop the organizational architecture according to the principles of the PDCA Model to control the quality of operations, while contributing to consistent improvement of management. This was considered another 100-percent achievement based on the EGA’s Future State Architecture expected to be completed in 2015.
- Policy Research
Policy research aims to formulate the development directions of e-Government to be in line with the context of structural and functional changes, while motivating greater participation of government agencies, stakeholders, and people in general. The EGA has successfully issued two major policy-based proposals, consisting of the proposal on the departmental level of promptness towards e-Government in 2015 and the proposal on the policy development of Thailand’s Digital Government for the next decade. Moreover, the EGA has initiated the conceptual framework of e-Government to stimulate greater technological development at the provincial level, for instance, surveys titled “Thailand e-Government Readiness” and “Thailand e-Government Status Report”. The two surveys were conducted to evaluate the promptness of e-Government at the provincial level, report the results of the study and provide suggestions for the progress of e-Government, and transform e-Government into Digital Government. The successful development was partially inspired by the strategic collaboration of professionals and academicians of Waseda University from Tokyo, Japan, who provided much technical advice. Also, such development unveils a 100% achievement (200) obtained from the targeted groups of people participating in the development of the policy proposals to be achieved in 2015.
- e-Government Capability Building
Significantly, e-Government Capability Building is initiated to promote greater vision and knowledge of effective ICT management among government officials and facilitate the preparation of a personnel database. Recently, some 1,585 government officials were promoted with certified competency in ICT management. Remarkable training programs have been launched to provide government officials with further ICT knowledge. For example, the training program “ICT Training Program for Chief Information Officer (CIO)”, developed by G-CERT, was launched to offer a broad range of knowledge and understanding on ICT and related laws for government officials. The workshop “IPv6 Workshop for e-Government” was developed to facilitate network administrators in transforming IPv4 into IPv6, expected to bring a number of benefits to all government organizations. Another workshop “ICT Incident Drill” was launched for the second time to encourage government officials to have greater awareness of ICT security. Also, there was the second “e-Government Training Program for High-Ranking Executives” held to promote the executives’ competency towards digital technology expected to be used for internal purposes by each government organization; while the ICT information would be applied into various types of operations complying with the ITPE standards for 2015. Additionally, a training program “Introduction to Hardening Step” was organized to strengthen security and safety of government agencies’ operations systems backed by the Self-Learning System advanced to serve as an efficient tool for government officials’ routine operations as well as ensure greater competency of ICT personnel. The EGA also prepared its government personnel database to be used with the EGA’s services via the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. The accomplishment of the aforementioned implementation processes is considered 100 percent (105.66) obtained from the target of 1,500 government officials selected to be responsible for the National Development Plan for 2015.
Smart Thailand Projects
- Efficiency Enhancement of Public Services through 13-Digit ID Numbers and Smart ID Cards
As Thailand has been urged to advance its economic and social development plans to keep pace with the upcoming digital age, several government agencies are encouraged to be prepared for the revolutionary development of the Digital Government. Consequently, private organizations and people in general have been stimulated to perform their business operations and personal duties based on the concepts of the Digital Business and the Digital Citizen, respectively. In fact, public services provided by government agencies are compulsorily required to be developed for greater efficiency and capability, with faster and more convenient performances upgraded to ensure the highest satisfaction of service users. It is also necessary to enhance communication channels for people in general, particularly for accessing information provided on the Internet and other mobile applications. Such implementation will strategically create the Smart Service system that has been developed to meet everyone’s requirements, with faster performance and a lower consumption of resources. It is obvious that people will no more be required to use a copy of their ID card or a copy of their house registration whenever they need to access government-based services.
- “สุขพอที่พ่อสอน” Mobile Application
Regarding the auspicious occasion of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 87th birthday anniversary on December 5, 2014, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (currently the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society), represented by the Electronic Government Agency (Public Organization) (EGA), in collaboration with the Office of H.M. Principal Private Secretary, faithfully and honorably invited His Majesty’s royal speeches and portraits developed in the digital format to be featured in the “สุขพอที่พ่อสอน” mobile application.
The “สุขพอที่พ่อสอน” mobile application was developed to serve as a channel to disseminate His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s royal speeches and guidance divided into 9 major categories including education, justice, harmony, responsibility, public benefit, development, sufficiency economy, ethics and morality, and happiness and good will, complying with the principles stated in No. 9 of the Twelve Values, which state, “Be conscious, thoughtful, and make good things by pursuing His Majesty the King’s royal guidance”, considered part of the National Development Plan announced by Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha.
Besides, the “สุขพอที่พ่อสอน” mobile application can currently be downloaded via both iOS and Android operating systems and can also be obtained via the Government Access Channel (GAC) developed recently by the EGA.
- Bike for Mom 2015 Activity
The EGA developed the Bike for Mom 2015 website as a celebration of the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 83rd birthday anniversary on August 12, 2015. The website was achieved through the kind collaboration of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (currently the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society), with the following implementation processes:
- Generated content development and graphic design for the Bike for Mom 2015 website.
- Fostered the progress of the Content Management System (CMS) for event images, recorded videos, and snapshots created by the general public.
- Supervised and managed the Bike for Mom 2015 website.
Regarding the splendid achievement of the historic cycling event, participants and interested people were categorized into three major groups described below:
- The number of registered cyclists from Bangkok and upcountry areas was estimated to be 40,000 and 254,883, respectively.
- The total number of 136,411 cyclists smashed the Guinness World Record.
- A total of 1,842,812 interested people visited the Bike for Mom 2015 website (updated on September 20, 2558).
- Bike for Dad 2015 Activity
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha announced his plan to organize the Bike for Dad 2015 activity in honor of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 88th birthday anniversary on December 5, 2015, in which the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (currently the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society) was ordered to be responsible for the development and management of the Bike for Dad 2015 website, as part of the goal to promote the cycling event as well as the advanced registration system for cyclists expected to take part in the activity. As a consequence, the EGA honorably participated in the following implementation procedures:
˗ Developed significant content and appropriate designs for the website launched in honor of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 88th birthday anniversary on December 5, 2015, with an extensive range of promotional content, newly developed applications, and an advanced registration system and database.
˗ Collected, prepared, and updated informative content on the website to ensure the modernity and accuracy of all details that could be searched or browsed from smartphones and mobile devices in the form of Responsive Web Design.
- The ICT Development for Supportive Implementation towards the Licensing Facilitation Act, B.E. 2558 (2015)
In the cabinet meeting dated September 1, 2015, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office, the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC), and other relevant organizations to generate greater development and improvement for the Smart Form and important documents required by government-based transactional activities aiming to provide people with greater convenience and clearer understanding when dealing with certain government agencies. Such implementation was expected to be completed within a period of three months, whereby the requirements and specifications were described as follows:
1. One-Stop Service Center
The EGA has successfully advanced a variety of its ICT systems to support efficient operations complying with the Licensing Facilitation Act, B.E. 2558 (2015) and stimulate all government agencies to develop and improve their provision of services based on the principles of convenience, modernity, and effectiveness so as to be in line with the Digital Economy framework consisting of:
(1) User Guide System – is strategically developed in the form of the website www.info.go.th, where government agencies are required to present their user guides and several other relevant documents to be collected at a single point aiming to greatly facilitate people based on the “one-stop service” concept.
(2) Delayed Notification System
(3) Complaint Handling System – is linked to the call center system by dialing 1111, responsibility of the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office.
(4) Procedure Analysis System
In establishing the one-stop service center, the EGA has also introduced its Smart Kiosk to facilitate people with the inspection of a personal profile and the verification of fundamental benefits that a person might be expected to receive. On September 3, 2015, the Smart Kiosk was debuted at the government’s one-stop service center known as G-Point located in Central World and Central Plaza Salaya.
With the existence of the Smart Kiosk, people are allowed to check on the following requirements and benefits they may be expected to receive.
- Personal profiles managed by the Department of Provincial Administration.
- Application center services developed by the EGA.
- Health insurance supervised by the National Health Security Office (NHSO).
- Summarized credit bureau information empowered by the National Credit Bureau.
- Equipment procurement controlled by the National Health Security Office (NHSO).
- Disability living allowance approved by the Department of Local Administration.
- Rehabilitation profiles initiated by National Health Security Office (NHSO).
2. Smart Services
Smart services are designed to focus on reducing the use of documents and personal ID cards. With concrete support from the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (currently the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society), the EGA has determined to collaborate with other government agencies aiming to generate improved processes of government-based services to become Smart Services. In 2015, the government expected that people would no more be required to use copied documents for any government-related transaction. Smart Services would also be linked to a registration database, where people would be required to use their 13-digit ID numbers or personal ID cards only. The EGA has set its sights on achieving such implementation of Smart Services in the very near future.
Additionally, the EGA has conducted a survey on public services, totaling 394, for 39 government departments to respond to, while gathering larger in-depth details to evaluate financial budgets expected to be allocated to the development of government-based services. There are 34 government departments or 126 public services that have agreed with such advancement. Reportedly, 30 government departments, totaling 97 services, have recently confirmed their intentions to participate in the development project.
- Open Government Data
The Open Government Data has been progressed in a consistent manner. Aside from prototyping applications and analytic tools developed for the evaluation of the website www.data.go.th and other previous workshops, the EGA has remained firm in developing the central government information system via the mentioned website to support the appropriate disclosure of government information in a substantial and transparent manner, while serving as an efficient tool for both public and private sectors to make use of the Open Government Data effectively and conveniently. Besides, to ensure the highest effectiveness and consistency of the implementation, the EGA has requested both government agencies and private organizations to provide supportive collaboration in generating such development, varying in elimination of corruption, the reduction of political conflicts, and the integration of economic policies. In addition, the EGA has issued a roadmap to be in line with the development of the Open Government Data for the Prime Minister and the Cabinet to consider. The EGA has strategically divided the Open Government Data into 14 major categories, consisting of economy and finance, statistics, climate conditions, laws and criminal acts, information and communication technology, geo-information technology, education, agriculture, transportation, government budget and spending, energy, tourism, science and research, and social welfare. Currently, 306 pieces of data have been successfully developed and promoted on www.data.go.th. On May 26, 2015, the EGA held its Open Government Data Conference 2015 attended by officials from 147 government departments. After the conference, each department determined to develop two sets of the Open Government Data aiming to provide government agencies and the public with greater benefits derived from the progress of the Open Government Data.
- e-Service and Government Access Channels
To conform to the e-Service concept, the EGA has generated the development of Government Access Channels via the Government Application Center (GAC) in the form of mobile application and www.apps.go.th. The GAC application can be downloaded on iTunes (iOS) and PlayStore (Android).
For further development of e-Service, the EGA has decided to gather several applications on GAC, totaling 12 apps, where 7 of them have already been promoted and are being used by the general public.
1. “สุขพอที่พ่อสอน” application
2. “OHM Books Shelf” application
3. “Doctor Ask” application
4. “Lost Car” application
5. “RAMA Appointment” application
6. “Drugstore Search” application
7. “People’s Guidebook” application
On March 10, 2015, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet agreed to proceed with the further development of e-Service making it to more convenient and accessible to the general public. The development is expected to be implemented in a substantial manner. Also, the Department of Public Relations and the Office of the Prime Minister have been assigned to promote mobile applications, particularly the GAC application, to the general public in a thorough and regular manner.
Integration of Central Government Database
1. The EGA was appointed as Permanent-Secretary of the Data Center in a meeting on the digital economy and society No. 1/2015 dated March 18, 2015. The meeting approved resolutions on the establishment of the Data Center (draft) and they would be proposed to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet accordingly.
2. A meeting on the digital economy and society No. 2/2015 was held on May 11, 2015. The resolutions unveiled the approval of the establishment of the Data Center (draft), implementation plans and services of the Data Center (draft), and benefits of the private sector participating in the project (draft), which would be reconsidered accordingly.
3. A meeting on the digital economy and society No. 3/2015, organized on July 15, 2015, unveiled approved resolutions as detailed below:
- Status of the Government Data Center.
- Categorization of the electronic information – divided into 3 major categories including national security, government utilization, and general public application.
- Preparation of complete and accurate information.
- Advancement of the Data Center and its services launched to facilitate the private sector.
With the application of a CCTV system, for instance, the EGA has thoroughly studied the architectural development of Big Data that unveils a capability to support massive data and files, thanks to the advancement of Proof-of-Concept strategy applied into the prototyping model. Meanwhile, a study on Video Analytics has been progressed to support the operations of Crime Pattern Analysis and Object Identification. Consequently, further benefits of the CCTV system will mutually be determined by certain government agencies and relevant organizations.
Implementation under the e-Government Act
1. The e-Government Act is strategically developed to support the existence of e-Government. Regarding a committee meeting held on August 4, 2015, the resolutions on the development of Thailand’s e-Government and other related laws were approved.
2. A discussion with the committee of Deputy Prime Minister Visanu Krua-ngam was held on August 18, 2015 to propose guidelines for the development of e-Government.
3. An informational reform forum was organized on August 25, 2015 to reconsider productive principles and opinions towards the enactment of e-Government laws. Following the discussion, a resolution was issued for the improvement and amendment of laws related to e-Government approved by the Office of the Council of State, dated September 2, 2015.
4. The Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission reported the progress of the e-Government law enactment to the meeting No. 6/2015 dated September 11, 2015.
Thailand Government Spending
The EGA has initiated the Thailand Government Spending project with the following practices:
การดำเนินการเรื่อง Thailand Government Spending สรอ. โดยที่ผ่านมาได้มีการดำเนินการ ดังนี้
1. The EGA participated in meeting No. 5/2015, dated July 13, 2015, joined by the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission. The meeting resolution was approved to disclose government spending via the Open Government Data. The project is promoted via the National Single Window (NSW) available on www.data.go.th and the Cabinet acknowledged this approved resolution on September 1, 2015.
2. With the cooperation of the Comptroller General’s Department (CGD), the Thailand Government Spending project was held in the form of Open Data effective August 25, 2015. Government spending and procurement transactions were ready for public disclosure via www.data.go.th. However, the information of coordinates was additionally required to ensure an accurate location as to where the government budget was used.
3. The EGA continued its meeting No. 6/2015 dated September 11, 2015 with the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission to consider the progress of the project, while developing new guidelines and standards for the disclosure of information to the public. In December 2015, the EGA was assigned to proceed with the following requirements:
1) Developing guidelines and standards for the Open Data, including:
*Required guidelines and standards for Meta Data, Data Category, and Open Government License.
*Technical specifications for www.data.go.th.
*Operational tools required for the transformation of Excel into RDF.
2) Formulating collaborative practices with the United Nations Development Program in Thailand (UNDP) under the anti-corruption project supported by a progress inspection and management conducted by a team of professionals from South Korea.
3) Fostering Open Government Partnership with the Ministry of Finance, the Office of the Official Information Commission (OIC), and the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC).
Aside from the aforementioned implementations, which reflect the efficiency and earnestness in stimulating the development of e-Government, the EGA has also set its sights on emphasizing several other development plans concerned mostly with the progress of science and technology aiming to encourage both the public and private sectors to have greater awareness of the development of e-Government and ICT systems required by certain agencies, as part of a strategy to promote greater ICT service management for the country.