e-Vetting, a term derived from the concept of electronic vetting, is an online security screening system introduced by the Malaysian government. This system is overseen by the Office of the Chief Government Security Officer under the Prime Minister’s Department. e-Vetting aims to ensure that all public servants have a good record throughout their service with the government. It is also a requisite for new public servant appointees during their probation period before their positions are confirmed.
The e-Vetting process is designed to counter subversive activities, espionage, sabotage, and terrorism from within and outside the country. It is capable of identifying personality weaknesses of public servants that might lead them to disclose official confidential information.
Who Needs e-Vetting?
In Malaysia, the government implements e-Vetting as a measure to ensure that all public servants have a good record throughout their service. It serves as an online security screening for new public servants still on probation before their positions are confirmed.
The e-Vetting process, referred to as “Tapisan Keselamatan” in Malay, is a government initiative carried out online to combat subversive activities, espionage, sabotage, and terrorism, whether originating from within or outside the country. Through e-Vetting, the government can scrutinise the information of individuals to ensure they pose no risks or threats to the nation.
- Public Servants: All public servants are required to undergo the e-Vetting process to ensure they have a clean record throughout their service.
- New Public Servant Appointees: Those in their probation period awaiting confirmation of their positions.
- Contractors: Individuals intending to work in high-security areas, such as Petronas factory premises, are mandated to register within the e-Vetting system before being granted access.
Registering for e-Vetting
Registration for e-Vetting is straightforward and is done online. Here are the steps to register for e-Vetting:
- Visit the official e-Vetting website: e-Vetting Portal
- Select the type of registration:
- Individual Applicant
- Company/Department Applicant
- Department Verifier
- Select ID type:
- Enter User ID, which is the Identification Number without any dashes.
- Enter Full Name, Active Email, and complete the CAPTCHA challenge.
- Click the ‘Register’ button.
- You will receive a temporary password via email to log into the system2.
Logging In and Making a New Application
Once registered, you can log in and create a new application within the e-Vetting system. Here’s how to log in and apply:
- You can log into your e-Vetting account.
- Click on “New Application” from the menu on the left.
- Choose the type of application from the seven available options, fill in the required personal, company, and service location details.
- Fill in additional information as required in the following sections: personal information, spouse information, legal offenses, and declarations.
- After completing all required fields, click “Save and Submit“.
- You will then be directed to the “Application Status” page, where you can print the application for your employer or client if needed.
The types of applications that can be made through the e-Vetting process in Malaysia include:
- Appointment of Public Service Commission (Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam) or Administration of State Government or Local Authorities (Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan).
- Appointment of Statutory Bodies.
- Appointment of Scheduled Security Positions.
- Special Security Screening.
- Appointment of Education Service Commission (Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Pelajaran).
- Sponsored Student Screening.
- Installation Appointment (Citizens).