NIS customers to soon access contributions online  

A Research and Information Systems officer explaining  a demonstration of the use of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) Online Contribution website at the Patrick Martinborough multi-purpose complex, on Carifesta Avenue
A Research and Information Systems officer giving a demonstration of NIS’ Online Contribution website

[] – The National Insurance Scheme (NIS) will soon be launching its Online Contribution Checking System, an innovative option for contributors to conveniently access contribution updates via the World Wide Web (WWW).

The system is a web interface which connects to an offline version of the database used by the NIS. It was built on top of an existing and secure framework which powers thousands of sites on the web including the United States Websites, and provides credentials and access to details regarding users’ contributions.

 A demonstration exercise was held at the Patrick Martinborough multi-purpose complex, Carifesta Avenue, on Wednesday April 08, which saw the participation of members of the NIS Board of Directors.

According to the scheme’s General Manager, Doreen Nelson, this exercise is only the start of the process to get the website up and running.

She further explained the once the board members are satisfied with the controls and security, the website will immediately become accessible to the public.

According to Manager of Research and Information Systems, Holly Greaves, a person who wants to access his or her contributions online will be required to sign-up, after which that person will be granted their individual password to access the account.

Greaves further noted that NIS is in the process of introducing a number of services to satisfy its customers, so that they would be able to verify their contributions and ensure there are no discrepancies.

For access to the system, a username and password will have to be provided for an individual to gain access to their contributions. The contribution records will be in a ‘read only’ format and not modifiable in anyway by the user. After registration the user account will be verified, and thereafter, it will be activated by the webmaster. [Extracted and modified from GINA]





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