Cyprus’ new online system for the payment of social insurance contributions was presented on Thursday by Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou and Deputy Minister for Research, Innovation and Digital Policy Kyriakos Kokkinos.
The new system, ‘SISnet’ will be launched on Friday, and its use will become mandatory come January 25.
The Ministers said that through the new system, the public can pay their social insurance contributes online at any time and day.
Emilianidou said the government’s and Labour Ministry’s goal is to utilize all modern tools to provide direct and comprehensive services to every member of the public.
On his part, Kokkinos said that the SISnet initiative forms part of a holistic approach towards digital transformation being undertaken by the government
“Digital solutions offer flexibility, ease, and safety to the public, reducing the need for physical presence for the conducting of business and transactions, such as the payment of social insurance, while also contributing definitively to upgraded quality of service,” Kokkinos said.
The Labour Ministry called on those who still make their social insurance payments at district offices to register on the new online platform.
The second phase of SISnet, expected to be launched in late February, will allow for the payment of overdue debts, therefore limiting if not eradicating the need for the public to physically travel to Social Insurance district offices, while also freeing up €2.6 million in annual state expenditures.
The new platform can be accessed at www.sisweb.mlsi.gov.cy.