The candidate for the post of the head of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation will take for «Digital economy»

The candidate for the post of the head of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation will take for «Digital economy»


Natalia Solovyova

The successor to the Russian Prime Minister, whose resignation was announced on January 15, is likely to be Mikhail Mishustin. His candidacy, selected by the President of the Russian Federation and supported by the party
United Russia, today will consider the State Duma. The new Prime Minister is expected to have a clearer and more coordinated implementation of the President’s messages and national projects and, above all, the programs
“Digital Economy”, which he promised at a meeting with representatives of the EP faction.

He began his career in the State Office of the State of Mishustin in 1998 at the State Tax Service, where he dealt with ICT issues. In the same year he was promoted to deputy head and later grew to
Deputy Minister for Taxation. In the following years he headed the Federal Agency for Real Estate Inventory and the Federal Agency for the Management of Special Economic Zones. IN
From 2008 to 2010, he served as President of UFG Capital Partners and Managing Partner of UFG Asset Management, a member of UFG Group (OFG Invest).

In 2010, he returned to civil service and headed the FNS. In the Global Tax Administration Forum Organizations of economic cooperation and development (OECD) M. Mishustin
holds the position of Vice President and is responsible for innovations in tax collection technologies.

There is a lot to do with IT in his track record. In addition to his reputation as a serious manager, M. Mishustin has a degree in computer-aided design, a scientist
degree and title of Doctor of Economics. Also known in the scientific world as the author of a monograph on information and technological mechanisms of state tax administration and a monograph on
information and technological principles of property tax administration: IT @ FNS: restart.

In his capacity as head of the FNS, he has implemented several large and very serious ICT projects in recent years. These include the creation and launch of an automated payment control system
VAT, creation of a Personal Cabinet of taxpayers, introduction of online cash registers and implementation of a program for registration and payment of tax for self-employed citizens. Moreover, some states
the Russian tax office provided tax advisory services.

The successes of M. Mishustin as the head of the Federal Tax Service are called undoubted by all members of the Government, among whom he gained the reputation of a good ruler with a tough character. Moreover, in recent years
only the tax sphere has achieved not only excellent, but truly breakthrough successes in public administration. Today, tax collection rates in Russia are among the highest in the world
continue to grow from year to year. It is under M. Mishustin, commented in the media representatives of the business community, the Federal Tax Service turned into a service department, began to work more professionally, but at the same time
Clearly and transparently, by establishing a single competition rule for business and reforming the administration of the largest taxpayers, and by implementing IT technologies, in the processing of big data (Big
Data) and cloud data, it was ahead of almost all government agencies. If the same service approach can be extended to other public services, it will be a huge improvement for everyone
of the state apparatus.

In his new position, he should focus on the implementation of national projects for the slow implementation of which the Cabinet of Ministers of Russia under the leadership of Dmitry Medvedev has repeatedly become the object of criticism.
For example, at a meeting with United Russia M. Mishustin named among the priorities of future work in a new position the national program “Digital Economy”, the realization of which
has been far from brilliant. Thus, according to leading media reports, the officials responsible for the project spent 20% of the annual budget over the last three days of 2019,
have not been mastered in the previous reporting period.

Experts believe that with the appointment of M. Mishustin to the vacant post of Prime Minister, the situation with the implementation of this national project will change dramatically.

As the member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the head of the Russian Union of taxpayers Artem Kiryanov commented in the media, today the society has a serious request for new mechanisms and formats
interaction with the authorities. Digitalization has changed the nature of social relations: with the help of a smartphone a person can organize, in fact, all his life, from orders in online stores and
watch news to work remotely. The same requirements are put forward by the society to the state bureaucratic machine: it must be transparent and understandable to every person. Exactly
such technologies will be developed and implemented by the government in very complex sectors – health care, education, the social sphere, why much attention has been paid in its message and
Russian President Vladimir Putin. The proposal of the President of the Russian Federation for the candidacy of Mikhail Mishustin for the post of Prime Minister of the Russian Federation can be estimated as opening great prospects for development
new technologies and their application in all spheres of life, – continued the expert.

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