NMIS GOES DIGITAL AUTOMATION FOR ITS LICENSING APPLICATION
The National Meat Inspection Service launched on March 10 at the NMIS SHE Hall the NMIS Accreditation and Registration Information System, an online application system for the issuance of license to operate for meat establishments such as slaughterhouses, poultry dressing plants, meat cutting plants, and cold storages and warehouse. The NARIS hopes to establish an effective practice and efficient turn-around of the delivery of licensing services by the NMIS.
NARIS is also a support to R.A. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Business Delivery Act where the law seeks efficiency in doing business in the government by reducing processing time in application of permits. The implementation of NARIS will narrow down the processing time of evaluation of application from three days to only 20 minutes. One of the advantages of the system is that it allows the applicants to submit the documentary requirements and sign up to the system when and where it is most convenient to them. NARIS is also designed to eliminate the step on the submission of incomplete requirements.
Dr. Jocelyn Salvador, the NMIS OIC Executive Director, said in a message during the launching that the development of NARIS is a “timely innovation as we are ushering into new normal way of doing things where face to face interaction is being limited.” Dr. Salvador further said that the information system will deliver a faster and more efficient way of responding to clients.
Dr. Orlando Ongsotto, the NMIS OIC Deputy Executive Director for regional field operations, also shared his personal experience when he tried the system during a simulation activity. The system is user friendly and fast, he said. Dr. Ongsotto, however, advised the prospective applicants to scan the documentary requirements needed for the application before they log into the system. This will enable the participants to seamlessly go through the system.
The NMIS Accreditation and Registration Division is tasked to manage the system.
The activity was capped by a ceremonial toast hosted by Dr. Clarita Sangcal, head, ARD and Dr. Magdiwang Cruz, the former ARD head. Roberta L. Riguer