UFA, 27 April 2017. /Bashinform News Agency/. On April 26, at a meeting of the Government of Bashkortostan conducted by the Head of the Republic, Rustem Khamitov, the Chairman of the State Committee RB for Informatization Rinat Shagalin presented for consideration the "Development of the Information Society in the Republic of Bashkortostan for 2018-2023" draft state program.
It includes three new directions - "Development of State and Municipal Services in Electronic Form", "Departmental Informatization" and "Technology Infrastructure".
The new version of the program is focused on the use of information technologies for effective interaction of the state with citizens and organizations of the republic through the development of information and telecommunication technology.
According to Rinat Shagalin, the main activities in accordance with the state program will be openness of data, integration of information systems of e-government and provision of unhindered access to all services via mobile devices.
"We should reach the level of priority services provision in electronic form of 50 percent by 2023, despite the fact that today the figure does not exceed seven percent," said Rinat Shagalin.
The program also envisages development of broadband Internet access in hard-to-reach and sparsely populated areas. It is planned to organize access points at a speed of minimum 10 Mbps in localities where 250-500 people live. In addition, access to the Internet will be provided in schools and hospitals.
“New technologies in modern society penetrate into all spheres and branches, creating more and more advantages in work and life. They occupy increasingly greater place in our life", stressed Rustem Khamitov. “The informatization is defined as a priority at the federal level. Earlier this year, the Government of the Russian Federation decided to increase funding of the federal program "Information Society" to almost 114 billion rubles in 2017.”