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, November 25, 2009

Local authorities and other governing bodies prepare for introduction of Municipal Personal Records Database (GBA) as master registry

Ordina helps Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations fast-track the introduction

The Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations has selected Ordina as its consulting partner for the introduction of the Municipal Personal Records Database (Dutch acronym: GBA) as a master registry. Within the scope of this agreement, Ordina will monitor the status of the introduction of the GBA as a master registry for every local authority and other governing body that sources GBA records. It will also provide consulting services to the local authorities and other governing bodies on problem areas and how to resolve them promptly.

Governing bodies are under the statutory obligation to introduce the GBA as a master registry. The GBA is a database comprised of current records of citizens. With effect from 1 January 2010, all municipal services and governing bodies will be required, in executing their public duties, to use current and authentic records contained in the GBA. This warrants organisational adjustments for the authorities in question, including process and system changes.

The  State Secretary of the Interior and Kingdom Relations announced in the Dutch Parliament in June of this year that it was becoming apparent that many local authorities and other governing bodies would not be ready before the agreed deadline of 1 January 2010. This fast-track procedure was designed to gain a better understanding of the problem areas associated with the introduction of the GBA as a master registry and to help resolve them. The State Secretary aims with this procedure that more local authorities and governing bodies will have introduced the GBA as a master registry on 1 January 2010 than was foreseen last June.
 
The Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, together with Ordina, will present the results of this fast-track procedure at a conference for municipal executives and users of the GBA, to be held on 17 December 2009.