It is necessary to ensure the integration of the state information system for public utilities services with all information systems in this sector

24 april 2014

“While transmitting the data on public utilities services to the state information system, it is necessary to use unified open data formats (xml) and regulations, as well as to ensure the integration of the state information system for public utilities services by open protocols of interconnection with all information systems in the housing sector (state, governmental and private), soon as they are ready for this integration“, said Natalia Pavlova, Deputy Head of the Directorate for Housing and Communal Services at the Analytical Center.

Natalia Pavlova made such suggestions at the meeting of a working group of the Ministry of Communication and Mass Media of the Russian Federation and Ministry of Construction and Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, regarding the creation and development of the state information system on public utilities services.

Speaking about the possibility to organize and hold the general meetings of owners of premises in apartment buildings electronically by using the state information system on public utilities services, Natalia Pavlova noted that organizing and holding the general meeting can only be provided on the local, regional level and cannot be effectively solved through the state information system on public utilities services. Realization of this function on the federal level should be supported by significant organizational, financial and human resources in order to provide sufficient level of technical and customer support.

 “Considering the fact that there are no current provisions on holding meetings by means of electronic communication in the Housing Code of the Russian Federation, in case of adoption of the suggested amendments, all electronically held meetings should be organized through the state information system on public utilities services exclusively for better implementation of supervision functions by regulatory authorities, at least until the necessary explanations are made (amendment to the Housing Code of the Russian Federation)”, underlined Mrs. Pavlova.

According to the expert, including in the Housing Code of the Russian Federation of the possibility to organize and hold the meetings through the state information system on public utilities services will destroy the existing market of organizing and holding the meetings by means of electronic communication, without providing in the foreseeable future the possibility to hold these meetings by means of the state information system on public utilities services.