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Internet portal of state services launched in Russia

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16 December 2009,09:50

Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media: in 2010 Russians will be able to get some 300 federal services on one Internet portal.

(Kazan, December 16, Tatar-inform). Russians will be able to get the main state services on the Internet since December 15. This will become possible as the single web portal of state services www.gosulsugi.ru was opened at 15:12 (Moscow time).

“On December 15 it will be possible to look mainly where and which services are provided and which documents are needed for getting them, then starting from next year it will be possible to print blanks on most of them and even fill them up on the website,” Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media Igor Shchegolev is quoted as saying by Itar-Tass.

This single online directory will provide information about more than 100 federal services, including 74 priority ones, as well as about more than 250 regional services. “Later the Internet portal will be regularly supplemented and filled,” the minister said.

According to Shchegolev, in 2010 Russians will be able to get some 300 federal services on one Internet portal: blanks and information for getting passports, social aid, treatment and recreation documents, pensions. It will also contain information about taxes charged – for instance, the transport, land, property taxes of citizens. It is also planned to place on the website information about traffic police fines.

“In essence, the first socially important part of the Electronic Government project has been implemented,” Rostelecom Director General Anton Kolpakov said. “Now the company is to ensure consolidation of regional, federal and sectoral data in one mechanism,” he added.

In his annual state-of-the-nation address to the Federal Assembly Russian President Dmitry Medvedev set the task to provide in two years at least 60 key state services, including taking qualifying examinations, issuing of driving licenses and registration of property rights.

RF Ministry of Communications and Mass Media told Itar-Tass that the call-centre is already working and calls at 8-800-100-70-10 are free. “The terminals are also being introduced in Tatarstan, in particular, and as the project advances they will be introduced everywhere,” the ministry added. In addition, an electronic mailbox is to appear in the middle of 2010 so that citizens could communicate with the authorities.

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