“It’s not that IT specialists are special. It’s just that today our economy is in dire need of them, ”the deputy told the VZGLYAD newspaper. Oleg Matveychev.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Digital Development supported a deferment from partial mobilization for high-tech industries.
“The work of our IT specialists is extremely important. The reason for this is import substitution. The fact is that Western companies associated with information technology either block the Russian market or leave it altogether,” said the deputy chairman of the committee. State Duma Information Policy Oleg Matveychev.
He recalled that the Ministry of Digital Development, together with the Committee on Information Technologies of the State Duma, last year insisted on granting a deferment from the army to employees of the IT sector. “Serving in the army is one of the reasons for employees of this industry to go abroad. “Brain drain” is now unacceptable. IT specialists are urgently needed for the entire national economy precisely as IT specialists, and not as people who run around with a machine gun or work as drivers,” the source emphasized.
“This decision was made not just because we feel sorry for IT specialists or they are somehow special with us. Now, as during the Great Patriotic War, there is a kind of reservation for scarce workers, for those who work in an extremely important area – whether it be a nuclear project or a sphere related to national security, ”the parliamentarian clarifies.
“Workers in the IT sector can be equated with people who work for the national security sector. I consider the decision of the Ministry of Defense to be absolutely correct. Both the Ministry of Digital Development and the Committee on Information Technologies of the State Duma will make every effort to ensure that this decision is executed correctly,” Matveychev concluded.
The fact that employees of certain high-tech sectors of the economy will receive a deferment, earlier reported Ministry of Defence. Such employees will be released from conscription on the basis of lists that employers will transfer to General Staff. At the same time, the Ministry of Defense clarified that we are talking about specialists who work in their specialty, reports RBC.
In addition, the Ministry of Digital Development also supports the decision of the Ministry of Defense to postpone partial mobilization for employees of priority high-tech sectors of the economy.
The right to defer, as added in the message of the ministry, can be obtained by employees of accredited IT companies with the appropriate higher education and working full-time, involved in the development, development, implementation, maintenance and operation of IT solutions, telecom operators involved in ensuring sustainability, the security and integrity of the functioning of individual communication facilities, as well as registered media, radio broadcasters, TV broadcasters included in the list of backbone involved in the production and dissemination of information products.
It is emphasized that specialists working in the Russian IT sector, as well as a number of financial market organizations, will not be recruited for military service as part of the partial mobilization announced by the president.
Recall that on September 21, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin announced partial mobilization. “NATO conducts reconnaissance throughout the south of Russia. Citizens can be confident in ensuring the independence and territorial integrity of the country. Russia is using all available means to protect itself,” Putin said.
“Those who have served and have the necessary military specialty will be mobilized. All those who serve on conscription will not be sent to the NWO zone. There is no question of any mobilization of students; conscripts are not subject to sending for a special operation. During partial mobilization, a total of 300,000 reservists will be called up,” the minister said.