Tyumen, September 13, 2014. — Oleg Pak, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, has carried out the meeting of working group of Council on Regional Informatization. The meeting was organized as a part of the VII National Forum “E-government — Modern Mechanism of Regional Governance”. Representatives from Russian regions took part in the meeting: Deputy Governors, responsible for regional informatization, Ministers of Informatization and Communications and Directors of branch departments. Participants discussed introduction of electronic queue to kindergartens, creation of the Government Information System on Housing and Public Utilities (GIS HPU) and financial support of regions.
Employees of Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications presented reports on related topics. Representatives of regional authorities reported about situation in the regions.
Participants of the meeting discussed readiness of the regions for introducing electronic queue to kindergartens and educational institutions via Unified Public Services Portal.
Representatives from the regions also suggested providing of normative assignment of the right of each region to create regional operators of their housing and public utilities systems.
The members of the working group also discussed financing of regional informatization, including choosing priority directions and methods of distributing subsidies. “We are supporting regional informatization via providing subsidies from the federal budget for development of information society,” noted Oleg Pak.
During 2012-2014 the Ministry distributed 1825 million rubles in form of subsidies from the federal budget on development of information society. In 2015 it is planned to provide 616 million rubles for implementation of regional projects.
Participants of the meeting also paid attention to the new methods of subsidizing (so-called service model), suggested by Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications. This model implies providing subsidies to regions not on creation or obtaining of their own information systems, as it was before, but on introduction and exploitation of “typical solutions” in different spheres — health care, education and others. It will help to unify information systems and make the levels of regional informatization equal across the whole country. Regions are required to send their opinion on this issue to the Ministry.
Council on Regional Informatization is the working body of the Government Commission on the Use of Information Technologies for Improving Quality of Life and Business Environment.