Before computerization, household registration and conscription information were maintained manually by relevant agencies on paper. It was time and labor consuming with high ratio of mistakes and lack of service efficiency.
To solve the above problems, Ministry of the Interior in July, 1993 set up "Household Registration and Conscription Information Promotion Group" to start promotion and with the assistance of IISI and relevant industry, in September 1997, National RIS was completed and reached the landmark achievement. In 2004, in coordination with innovative network service police promoted by the government, "e- Household Registration and Conscription Information Project" was initiated to include innovative services and upgrading of system structure as well as hardware and software.
In 2009, the arrival of the age of digital economy has led to other issues of incorporating government knowledge management, planning of supporting measures for public administration, revolutionizing governing practices, and improving government department operational efficiency. The “Project for Strengthening and Promoting the Applications of the Household Registration and Conscription Information System” has been established to cater to these issues. The Project included reformation of system software framework, created a robust remote backup system, strengthened e-government data protection, and expanded interactive services to assess public opinions.
After household registration and military service conscription data were digitalized, other government agencies in need of these data were also linked to it. As part of the e-government policy, a system to link these various applications, an e-gateway for these household registration and conscription data, and connecting interfaces were built as well. These interfaces currently allow over 1,000 public agencies to access the household registration and conscription data systems.
- Building consensus of project among existing executive agencies
Household Registration and Conscription System includes 783 units under 22 municipalities and cities (counties) and with the wide application, it is complicate and time consuming to build consensus.
- Lack of computer literacy
At the beginning of promotion, the Internet, computers, and administrative information of government were not all available and skills of 8,000 agency operators to operate and manage computer systems needed to be developed.
- Complicate Chinese names
Due to family tradition and the desire to pray for good luck, a lot of rarely known or self created Chinese characters are used in names and Household Registration and Conscription System needs to key in, display, and print these characters.
- Diversified selection of computer equipment
Procurement for a large quantity of computer and relevant software and hardware was required and monopoly shall also be prevented.
- Simplified administrative procedure
Simplifying work procedure dramatically to improve efficiency
- Improving public service quality
On-line services save the traveling and waiting time of the public and improve the public service quality of Household Registration and Conscription agencies.
- Implementing information procedure management
Assisting training for 9,000 people time in all municipalities and counties (counties) with the dispatching of 250 engineers who offered on-line consultation to develop operating and management abilities of agency operators
- Meeting the management demand for complicated Chinese names
MITUX Chinese workstation developed by Taiwanese was adopted in 2004 under the principle of open and shared resources promoted by "e- Household Registration and Conscription Information Project." The system was upgraded to link up with Chinese platform developed by Directorate-General of Budgeting, Accounting and Statistics with the capacity to process more than 72,000 Chinese characters, building the model of Chinese information processing.
- Open software architecture, an innovative system
Building operating environment and mobile software programs that can be compatible with those developed by different brand names; building uniform user interface and operation to simplify personnel training
- Improving software quality
At the beginning of introductory stage, independent testing team conducted 12-month testing and advanced software testing tool was used to test pressure/performance/load to ensure system quality in operation and services.
Department of Household Registration, Ministry of the Interior