New state program for e-government development prepared in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 6 / Trend H.Valiyev /
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan has prepared a draft State program for the development of "e-government" for 2013-2015, the head of the department for the development of the information society of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies Isbyandiyar Aliyev told Trend on Monday.
According to Aliyev, the project was submitted to the government, and works on the implementation of all activities envisaged by it will begin upon its approval.
"The approval of the program is expected in June 2013," Aliyev said.
The new program is an extension of the State Program for the development of communication and information technologies in Azerbaijan for 2010-2012 ("Electronic Azerbaijan"). The aim of the program is the formation of "'e-government' in the republic and the improvement of methods and mechanisms of control through introduction of modern information and communication technologies in government institutions, provision of electronic services as well as implementation of comprehensive measures to ensure a simplified and free access of citizens and organizations to the services.
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan is the body-coordinator of the program.
The "e-government" is part of a larger idea of establishing "Electronic Azerbaijan" and covers mainly the government sector. The formation and development of "Electronic Government" in Azerbaijan will lead to the expansion of productive activities of public bodies, ensure their transparency and reduce bureaucracy.
Creation of "e-government" is aimed at reducing poverty in the country, creation of favourable life conditions for all citizens and implementation of paragraphs of the State Program on Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development in Azerbaijan in 2008-2015.