Development of Laws for Supporting Digital Government

The Cabinet has acknowledged the development of laws to accelerate  creation of a digital government as proposed by the Council of State. In the past, the Office of the Council of State has developed laws, including:

  1. The Draft Electronic Public Service Act B.E. .… (“Draft Act”):  The main objective of this Draft Act  is for submitting any request or contacting between citizens and government agencies via electronic system. Currently, this Draft Act is being considered by the Government Whips.
  2. The Regulation of the Prime Minister’s Correspondence (No. 4) B.E. 2564 (Electronic Correspondence Regulation) (“Regulation”): The government agencies are required to mainly use email to communicate among each other and with citizens in  which it will allow further development for preparation of electronic information systems. This Regulation is effective from 23 August 2021. Therefore, the government agencies are required to check the email at least twice times per day. All email addresses of each department are published by the Digital Government Development Agency in this link:
  3. The Amendment of Public Companies Act B.E. 2535 (“Draft Public Companies Act”): The main issue of this amendment is for allowing public limited companies and their boards to perform activities by electronic systems. This Draft Public Companies Act is currently being considered by the Government Whips.
  4. Ministerial regulations and other subsidiary legislations: allrequire government agencies to provide services to citizens by electronic systems, subjected to Sections 8 and 9 of the Licensing Facilitation Act B.E. 2558. Currently, there are 75 subsidiary legislations at the ministerial regulation level enacted to support the electronic proceedings.

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