JOHOR BARU: The state government has directed all local councils to fully utilise its digital one-stop centre (OCS 3.0) to lessen the impact of having the majority of their workforce having to work from home under the current movement control order.
State exco member Ayub Jamil admitted that the ruling requiring 80% of civil servants, including officers and staff at the local councils, to work from home had slightly affected operations.
“All 16 local councils in the state must fully utilise the OCS 3.0 system, which they have been using since January this year.
“The online system not only ensures local councils play their role more effectively during MCO but will help reduce the spread of Covid-19, ” he said yesterday.
Ayub, who is in charge of the state local government and housing portfolio, said through OCS 3.0, the public need not have to be physically present at the local councils to apply for a licence or permit.
Ayub, who is also the Rengit assemblyman, said the state government was looking into making local councils go fully digital soon in line with the state Budget 2021.
“We are in the process of digitalising all local councils to make it more convenient for the people.
“By having a better digital platform, it will make transactions much easier with less paperwork and faster approval, ” he said.
On Saturday, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali said the civil service would operate on a hybrid system, with only 20% of staff in the office at any one time.
The remaining 80% will work from home.
This came following an announcement by Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob of tighter standard operating procedure under MCO 3.0 due to rising Covid-19 cases.