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One third of new applications to the digitized central register of special bets are submitted online

Within the first month of the digitization of the central register of special pledges (CPR) and its transfer to the Registration Agency, one third of the applications submitted by citizens and businesses were registered electronically.

This became clear during a joint press conference of the Ministers of e-Government Alexander Yolovski and Minister of Justice Atanas Slavov, at which the "new" CROZ was presented.

"For the first time, Bulgaria has a system of the Central Register of Special Bets, which allows electronic submission of applications in a secure and reliable way, so as to guarantee a basic legal principle: "first in time - first in law". The system guarantees, that applications are processed in the order in which they are received, while at the same time offering the most modern methods of protection and tracking of all actions of all users. An essential part of the new implementation is its integration with the Commercial Register, with the Property Register, with BULSTAT, the Motor Registry vehicles in the Ministry of the Interior and the GRAO register. Integration with the register for Bulgarian identity documents is also forthcoming," said Minister Yolovski. He also emphasized that in the new National Revenue Agency, garnishments from the National Revenue Agency are entered automatically in real time without human intervention.

"The Central Register of Special Pledges (CPR) transferred to the Registration Agency from July 1, which is the end of a long-delayed but much-anticipated reform. Now all entries of bets and liens can be tracked in real time, a working information system for the benefit of users and with guarantees for legal security," said Minister of Justice Atanas Slavov.

The reform of the Center for Civil Protection, including the transfer of the register from the Ministry of Justice to the Registration Agency, was set in 2016.

"The transition became possible now and thanks to our partnership and cooperation with the Ministry of Electronic Government and personally with Minister Yolovski, which allowed us to overcome obstacles of an operational nature and three months after we took office, the register was operational," Minister Slavov said. He also explicitly emphasized the months-long work of the Registration Agency and the previous team of the Center for National Registration. The Minister of Justice also noted that nothing would have happened without the necessary legislative reform, for which there was a will now.

In the one month of the new system's existence, nearly 306,000 applications were registered, and nearly 296,000 of them were registered for the first time. For the same period, 4,470 seizures were automatically entered by the NRA. And about 1/3 of the applications submitted by citizens and businesses are made electronically. The average time for registration of an application at the counter by an employee is up to 7 minutes, while with the new electronic service this time is halved to an average of 3 minutes. Registration officials need an average of 12 minutes to enter, announce or delete, working in parallel on other registers. The average application time overall is less than six minutes, and one official processes 42 applications per day. Thus, on average, the applications processed per day reach 650. And according to an analysis by the Institute for Market Economy, only through the new register, assuming that 40 to 60% of entries and 60 to 80% of references and certificates will be carried out remotely, as well as that users of register spend an average of 2 hours to perform an action in an office (including travel from another populated place), and the electronic application takes them much less time than the above, the Bulgarian business will save between 10 and 14 thousand man-days per year.

The event was also attended by the Deputy Minister of Justice, Yulia Kovacheva, the Executive Director of the Registration Agency, Daniela Miteva, the long-time head of the Central Registry Office, and currently the Agency's Deputy Executive Director, Natasha Boseva.

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