Lishui improves efficiency of government services

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Jul 28, 2020 L M S

Lishui in East China's Zhejiang province is sparing no efforts in building a "certificate-free city", local media reported.

The development of a "certificate-free city" is an important measure to deepen the reform of access to government services and ensure that matters requiring a personal appearance will be done on the first visit, and will not require a second trip.

An applicant who needs to handle affairs in a government department or a public service unit will not be required to issue a certificate to the relevant unit (excluding all kinds of legally effective evidence materials owned by the applicant).

According to officials, to achieve "certificate-free" operations the government will build a network information platform that recognizes certification materials and can share them across departments, levels and regions.

So far, Lishui has reduced certification materials by 93.4 percent, original materials by 59.5 percent and application forms by 40.7 percent. The city will gradually promote "certificate-free" reform in water, electricity, gas, communications, cable television, banking, insurance and other public service units.