Uzbekistan to establish ministry of development of IT and communications
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Feb. 6
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a decree on "Establishment of the ministry of development of information technologies and communications".
According to the decree, released on Feb.5, the ministry is being established on the basis of the State Committee of Communication, Informatization and Telecommunication Technologies.
Ensuring the implementation of a unified state policy in the field of information technologies and communications, creating the "e-government" - are among the main tasks and directions of the new ministry's activity.
Working out and implementing the comprehensive programs for the implementation and development of a national information and communication system are also among these tasks.
The ministry will be charged with further development and modernization of the telecommunication infrastructure.
The ministry will implement the state programs for the creation of the "e-government", interministerial coordination, monitoring, evaluation and control of the activity of the ministries, departments, companies and associations, on the scene public authorities charged with informatization and improvement of interactive state services.
The ministry will also create a unified system of formation, storage and use of state information resources and databases.
The ministry was also tasked to further develop the national segment of the Internet.
It will also coordinate and assist the development of domestic production and domestic market of competitive software and services, and the introduction of modern software, information systems and information resources.
The ministry was entrusted to implement measures to ensure information security, and organize researches and developments, and will also execute the functions of government regulation, licensing and control of the activities in telecommunications area and in the use of the radio spectrum.
It will also carry out international cooperation in the field of communications and information technologies.
The State Committee for Communication, Informatization and Telecommunication Technologies was established by a presidential decree in October 2012, replacing the Uzbek Agency for Communication and Informatization.
Edited by SI