08 February 2010, Monday, 22:33
author: news-agency "Bashinform" | photo: Oleg Yarovikov
Taking the floor at the meeting of the Governmental commission re regional development, held in Ufa Congress-Hall, President of Bashkortostan Murtaza Rakhimov shared the experience of the Republic on introduction of IT to public structures. The text of his speech is given briefly below:
“Dear Vladimir Vladimirovitch!
Dear participants of the meeting!
Introduction of information technologies to state and municipal structures started in the Republic of Bashkortostan since 1993. This work is made by us step-by-step. Realization of every step is agreed with the aims, set at the federal level and with the necessary accumulation of the resources, the rise of the level of competence and with the adaptation of population to the changes introduced.
At the fist stage we’ve formed the necessary incoming environment for IT introduction to everyday practice of managerial activity. Local networks, elements of e-document circulation were formed at the level of Republican institutions and separate structures and the possibilities of internet usage and informatization of managerial processes were estimated. Our Republic has become one of the first regions, where the technologies of e-payments in the bank sphere were introduced in full volume.
Since 1996 we started designing of the automated system for population counting on the base of the distribution of personal social numbers. The main goal of the program was the transition to the addressed social support of our citizens and creation of the unified system for registration of individual tax-payers. Later this experience was spread all over the country.
The regional division of the Russian Pension Fund was linked to this system in 1997. It allowed us to make the database of the individual pension accounts and of those people, who paid pension fees, without additional losses and expenses.
But not the whole population was ready to these innovational approaches. The transition to digital technologies is still grasped by people ambiguously. At the same time we started mass introduction of the plastic cards and here we also had to overcome the great number of prejudices and obsolete stereotypes. The “BASHCREDITBANK” has become the project’s operator. Later we combined all these novelties into one new service – informing of our citizens about state of their personal accounts with the usage of remote access technologies.
The accumulated experience and the start of the federal goal –oriented program “E-Russia” let us start forming the long-term strategy on IT introduction to everyday practice of public and municipal activity. We are busy with building up the Concept of informational policy in our Republic a reality under close coordination of the Interdepartmental commission on development of IT and telecommunication technologies since 2002.
Fr om this point the official information portal of the authority RB started working on.
At present time all elements, necessary for introduction of e-government and e-services are available in our Republic: this is the portal of the authority RB, the sites of Republican ministries and departments, the site of public services, the portal of state purchases, information booths and the e-card. We’ve worked up the special list, which includes 286 services and functions, rendered by the Republican authority. 88 administrative regulations and the list, consisting of 25 first priority public services, subject to be introduced in e-format, are already approved.
The so-called “one window” center, where the processes of preparation of all permissive documentation are fully automated, is established at the municipal level of Ufa and 15 thousand of state and municipal organizations may take part in the e-document circulation, exchanging legally important documents.
Powerful material-technical informatization base is made in our Republic. JSC “BASHINFORMSVYAZ” – one of the largest regional providers in the country – renders the services on all types of high-quality broadband communication and telecommunication infrastructure. More than 16 kilometers of fiber-optic cables are laid and the whole territory RB is covered with the modern communication services. We’ve practically liquidated the digital disparity between our regions and towns and this is of paramount importance since more than 40% of the Republican population lives in the countryside.
Well-developed infrastructure allows using IT on the whole territory and in full volume. For instance, more than 2400 vehicles are equipped with the satellite navigation systems now, including ambulance cars, passenger buses, trolley-buses and even a part of the agricultural machinery on the fields during harvest time.
We’ve mainly finished the transition to the digital TV broadcasting. The company “Satellite Communications RB” started working here since 2001 on the base of private-state partnership. Its network consists of 345 relay stations now. Taking the social significance of TV-radio broadcasting and the readiness of the Republic we ask you, dear Vladimir Vladimirovitch, to include Bashkortostan into the list of the first Russian regions, where the digital TV-radio broadcasting is to be introduced.
The usage of IT in our Republic acquired the systematic character today. Information technologies are widely used at the institutions of health and education spheres, by public and special transport systems and by the systems of Ministry of internal affairs RB, traffic police and Emergencies Ministry.
The project “Social Card RB” is called to consolidate all IT-services and this is the universal project, which takes various kinds of social relief and support, provided by federal, municipal and regional departments, into account. The electronic cards are issued and serviced by five banks in the Republic and all expenses are covered within the frames of the state-private partnership. All that allowed us to minimize the budget expenses.
Practically the social card has become the starting point for further informatization of the Republic. At present time we are busy with forming the “Social population register” and the “Register of social cards” for storage of the personal data. The project “Social Card RB” has nine already active applications: social, medical, transport, tax, pension, discount, bank applications and the applications of Russian Ministry of internal affairs and of the State Register. The legal application (the federal service of bailiffs) and the educational application are found at the stage of development now. The project “Social Card RB” is acknowledged at the international level too. It has won the first prize at the contest of the innovational bank products “OSCARD-2009” in Paris. We are ready to share our experience and to accept all proposals and remarks for further work and all detailed materials about the most wide-scaled projects, realized in Bashkortostan, wh ere information technologies play the key role, are available. Thank you for attention”.