New State Program on Development of Communication and IT over 2009-2012 expected to be adopted soon
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 27 / Trend G. Veliyev /
The New State Program on the Development of Communication and IT over 2009-2012 is expected to be adopted soon, the Communication and IT Ministry said.
According to the Ministry, at present, the program is under final consideration in the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers.
The new state program will have an inter-departmental character and include numerous projects on the concrete decisions in the departments.
Several of these projects are continuing the projects being implemented now, but some of them are new. The projects will promote the wide-spread introduction of information-communication technologies in society, 'e-government' and the expansion of e-services already rendered.
At present, state agencies have realized several e-services easing the interaction between the population and themselves. For example, businessmen can submit e-tax declarations, get answers to questions on taxes through the information resource of the Ministry of Taxes, applicants and people who wish to enter state service can submit e-applications, voters give information in election lists, etc. These opportunities will increase every year, the Ministry said. The population will actively use new, more convenient forms of interaction with state agencies.
The normative-legal base of the branch expanded as a result of carrying out the state program over 2005-2008. The telecommunication structure was reconstructed using the most advanced technologies. The amount of investments drawn to the branch increased. New jobs were created. The level of services using the information-communication technologies rendered by state agencies increased. Significant action was also taken to create sound competition on the information-communication technologies market, as well as to develop the private sector and organize the production of e-equipment and software in Azerbaijan.
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