Dmitry Medvedev: about 70% of Russians to receive state services online by 2018


About 70% of the population should be able to obtain state services electronically by 2018. This was stated by Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting of the Government Commission on the use of information technology to improve the quality of life and business environment.

“We have basically reached scheduled performance level for this year. But we need to move on, upgrade services in order to make them more convenient, make sure that more state agencies provide services in electronic format. Thereby by 2018, in accordance with the abovementioned decrees, 70% of the population will be able to obtain state services in electronic format,” said Dmitry Medvedev.

According to him, nowadays about 40% of the citizens make use of state services in e-format.

“The share of citizens who are use state services in electronic format amounts to 40% so far. Frankly speaking this figure does not correspond to the best world standards. But it is twice the amount as compared to the recent past. And it is also twice as many as compared to the use of commercial e-services,” he said.

In order to achieve target figures, Dmitry Medvedev set a task to continue the information campaign for the citizens on availability of state and municipal services in electronic format.

Earlier, Dmitry Medvedev stated that in 2015 Russian citizens obtained more than 100 million of public and municipal services in e-format.

City News Ageancy “Moscow”

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