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Novosibirsk region first in Russia introduces electronic system for document submission

December 17, 2013, 14:23 UTC+3 NOVOSIBIRSK
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NOVOSIBIRSK, December 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Novosibirsk Oblast has become the first Russian region that has created systems for the electronic issuing of documents, including various certificates, for the government agencies and the population, regional governor Vasily Yurchenko said at a news conference at the Siberian regional centre TASS-Siberia.

“In 2010, the region adopted a long-term target programme - the territorial information system for the provision of state and municipal services, and we are the first to complete this work in Russia, it has been confirmed at the federal level,” the governor said.

According to the RF Ministry of Communications and Mass Media, the Novosibirsk region is leading in the introduction of inter-departmental electronic communication among Russia’s regions.

Involving all municipalities in online interaction allows the local bodies of authority to promptly exchange the needed documents with the regional and federal agencies without the applicant - a person or organisation that need that or other documents.

“E-document management has allowed us to get rid of piles of papers,” Yurchenko said. “It has allowed the leaders (of the power bodies in the region) to promptly receive information, respond and take mobile decisions. Each decision maker has tablet PCs with which he can download online information with the rating “urgent” and “current” documents. Each executive can see my instructions, quickly work on them and take the appropriate decisions.”

The local resident now also can apply for that or other municipal services using the single web portal, at home, and also receive the needed service.

Speaking about the development of the telecommunication and digital electronic systems the governor, in particular, noted that the creation of an exact positioning system in the region had been completed in 2013.

“It covers 82 percent of the region’s economically active territory. We can locate an object, a person, if security services need this in some cases, for fire fighting and many other purposes, with a precision of up to three millimetres. This precision is achieved thanks to the integration with the GLONASS satellite navigation system and ground-based stations. This will remove serious restrictions in the sphere of geodetic surveying, land use planning and control, etc,” the governor said.

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