Majlis Research Center: Unplanned expenses make it difficult to improve development
The latest investigations of the Majlis Research Center on the credits of the Information and Communication Technology sector show a growth of 39% in the total spending credits of the Ministry of Communications and the National Cyberspace Center.
In report 62 of the reviews of the budget bill of 1402, the credits of the information and communication technology sector have been reviewed and it shows that the share of credits of this sector has reached 3.4% of the total government budget, this figure was about 3% in 1401.
The credits of the communication and information technology chapter include the credits of the National Center for Cyberspace, the Ministry of Communications and subordinate devices.
Surveys show that most of the funds of this ministry will be spent on developing infrastructure and systems. Only the National Information Network has allocated about 8% of the total credits of the Fava field program. The creation of a fund for this issue has also been proposed by the government. The Majlis Research Center had already announced its opposition to this issue. Also, in different budget lines, expenses for other dimensions of the national information network such as services and content have been allocated in a scattered manner.
It is predicted that the Ministry of Communications should procure or build five new satellites in the next year, the share of the country’s digital economy will grow by 11%, the national chain of smart government services will increase from 40% to 98%, the process of completing the National Information Network project will also By the end of 1401, it will reach 75% from 60%.
The most important projects and plans of the Fawa of the country are based on the budget of the development of the smart government and the development of the national information network. For the smart government, about 40 thousand billion Rials have been allocated for 52 devices and 200 billion Rials for miscellaneous credits. Also, in the budget bill 1402, the development of the national information network will have more than 117 thousand billion Rials.
In this section, the Research Center has suggested that the Ministry of Communications should develop and complete the integrated cloud infrastructure of the smart government with the participation of the non-governmental sector in accordance with the National Information Network Architecture and Master Plan document and reducing the costs of executive bodies in using information and communication infrastructures.
In an overview, the total revenue sources of this ministry in the 1402 budget bill reach 161 thousand billion rials, of which two thousand billion rials are from the ministry’s own revenues. Based on this, although the ministry’s income has grown by 18%, its expenses have grown by 19%, and the specific income of the country’s communications sector will also grow by 11%. Also, the expenses of the National Center for Virtual Space have grown by 19% in the budget bill of 1402.
Of the total expenses of the ministry, the share of the ministry’s credits is 13%, which the research center says indicates that the construction credits of the ministry are more than the expenditure credits and it promises a suitable investment in the field of Fava and the development of communication infrastructure.
The center also pointed out the inaccuracy of many of Fava’s expenses and said that this will make it difficult to plan and manage expenses.
This report also pointed out that although adequate credit is considered for the microelectronics industry, there is no specific and codified plan for the development of this industry, and more credits are needed to bring about transformation in the microelectronics industry. This report emphasized that more attention should be paid to the development of smart government infrastructure in the framework of the National Information Network.
Previously, in another report from the research center, it was stated that the resources obtained from the implementation of the commercial procedure order for the import of foreign mobile phones above 600 dollars, which is 15%, will be used to support the development of the infrastructure of the microelectronics industry.
The research center wrote in a part of this report: “Expenses that are made without planning in any field, even information technology, will not only not help to improve things in the future, but will make the path of improving the country’s development more difficult by creating incompatible systems.”