April 30, 2012 - 17:10 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - On April 28, e-payment.am electronic payment system was put into operation. It enables citizens as well as legal entities to make payments electronically, through Arca, Master and virtual ArCa cards.
The system allows for 1500 types of payments, including those for administrative violations recorded in the field of road safety, administrative fines, for provision of a copy of the lost driving license or any other license, payments for handing in RA citizen passport, for state fees, service charges, etc.
“This is an electronic payment system and citizens won’t have any safety problems,” head of Helix Consulting Company Aram Mkhitaryan, who developed the system, told PanARMENIAN.Net
Following data need to be filled in: the payment amount, name of the beneficiary, e-mail address and the card data.
The system also accepts community payments (property tax, land tax, etc) for all the communities of Yerevan, Gyumri and Vanadzor cities. It is expected to include the rest of the communities in future. RA citizens residing abroad, as well as foreign citizens are allowed to make payments for consular services such as receipt of passport, entry visa, etc.
According to chief of RA Government Staff David Sargsyan, the system envisages radical cuts in mediation fees charged. For instance, in case of AMD 2-3 thousand payment, only AMD 3-5 will be paid as mediation fee.
The electronic payment system is available to citizens by e-payments.am website.