Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation

Ivan Fost

NDMS testing requires adoption of additional resolutions

The National Data Management System (NDMS) will make it possible to verify the functioning of the citizen digital profile in 2021 but that would require relevant access, Rossiyskaya Gazeta said. The Ministry of Digital Development, Communications, and Mass Media has drafted two resolutions to the effect: one of them contains provisions regarding the NDMS, and the other includes it in the eco-system of public information networks, deputy head of the Analytical Center’s Department for Methodological Support to Data Processing Ivan Fost said as he commented on issue in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Fost noted that the Analytical Center serves as the NDMS competence center. Public administration is actively digitalizing but unified standards and rules have yet to be laid down. The NDMS is tasked with creating a clear unified system of public data. For instance, the legally significant address register is an area of the Federal Taxation Service. Rosreestr and the State Housing Inspectorate have registers of their own. “Each of them serves its narrow purpose, some of these purposes overlap and others differ due to their development by different rules,” Fost said.

There is no guarantee of receiving relevant information about an address, Fost said, adding that the NDMS will bring the data to a common denominator.

Another function of the system is the verification of data quality. For instance, current information is important for navigation systems and taxi services, which require online updates of the address register. It would suffice Rosreestr to update addresses once in every six months, Fost said. The NDMS will enable everyone to speak the same language and to use the same parameters. The testing of the NDMS and the digital profile began this year but both projects had to be extended till the end of 2021.

At this point, the experiment is focused on methodological issues. It will be possible to test the system in the real life only in 2021, following the adoption of additional resolutions.