Head of Mari El Yuri Zaitsev signed decree on the new structure of the government of the republic.
In accordance with the document, the Department of Informatization and Communications of Mari El will be transformed into the Ministry of Digital Development of the Republic.
The Department of Informatization and Communications was formed, according to decree President of the Republic, in October 2010; The functions of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Mari El in the field of informatization, communications, the introduction of information technologies and the development of the information society in the region were transferred to the new department. Since January 1, 2011, its head is Venedikt Suvorov.
The main tasks of the department are:
- development and implementation on the territory of the Republic of Mari El of a unified state policy in the field of informatization and communications;
- formation and development of a complex of information systems that contribute to the organization of interdepartmental electronic interaction between the executive authorities of the Republic of Mari El and local governments, as well as the provision of state and municipal services in electronic form on the territory of the Republic of Mari El on the basis of a unified information and communication infrastructure of the Republic of Mari El;
- creation and development of electronic government in the Republic of Mari El;
- formation and implementation of a unified policy aimed at ensuring information security in the development and operation of information systems of the executive authorities of the Republic of Mari El, including personal data information systems.