The Audit Chamber of the Russian Federation recognized the work of the Ministry of Communications to create an import substitution program as unsatisfactory

    In a report on the implementation of the anti-crisis plan of the Government of the Russian Federation, the Audit Chamber reported that the implementation of the plan of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media on import substitution of software “is not possible”. The plan was approved on April 1, 2015.

    Megamind wrote that the department is asking for 18 billion rubles to implement the import substitution program. The Ministry of Communications plans to receive this amount in 3-5 years. Implementation is planned for a period of 10 years. At the same time, the Ministry of Finance proposes not to hope for a grant, but to use the funds of the existing state program “Information Society” . In the period from 2016 to 2018, 364.49 billion rubles were allocated to it.

    Earlier, the Ministry of Economic Development spokeagainst the initiative of the Ministry of Communications on the creation of an autonomous non-profit organization (ANO) to finance developers of domestic software. The charter of the ANO provides for entrepreneurial activity, but does not describe the further use of the income received. In addition, the Ministry of Economic Development considers the cost estimate for the ANO itself to be overestimated.

    The representative of the Ministry of Communications called the situation around the Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization “a normal budget process,” because the departments have too many applications for financing important projects.

    The report of the Accounts Chamber also says that the Ministry of Communications did not have time to decide on financing the creation of Russian applications for the fuel and energy complex, construction, healthcare, transport and the financial sector. In fact, the plan for the implementation of import substitution and the creation of an ANO has not yet been agreed with the main departments.

    “In view of the foregoing, the implementation of the import substitution plan for the software adopted by the Ministry of Communications of Russia is not possible, and the work of the Ministry of Communications of Russia in order to implement paragraph 41 of the Plan should, in the opinion of the Accounts Chamber, be considered unsatisfactory,” the Accounts Chamber concludes.

    On July 29, the Accounts Chamber sent its report to the State Duma.

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