The Ministry of Digital Transformation has included Russian Post in the register of accredited IT companies, the operator’s press service reports.
The press service of the Russian Post noted that inclusion in the register will open access to benefits for employees, and will also become a message “to several target audiences at once, including potential partners, especially from the high-tech sector, as well as future and current employees” .
Last year, almost a quarter of all income – 52.8 billion rubles. companies brought exactly IT services: the pochta.ru portal, a mobile application, a personal account of a legal entity, electronic registered letters, and others. 52 million customers have digital accounts to access the services of the Post, more than 2.5 million parcels per month from individuals are processed on the website and in the mobile application, the report says.
“We are restructuring internal processes to reduce the development and implementation of IT services and meet the needs of customers,” said Maxim Akimov, General Director of Russian Post.
In March, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced that the government would exempt IT companies from income taxes and inspections by regulatory authorities for three years. Organizations will be given the opportunity to issue loans “to continue working” and for new projects at a rate not exceeding 3% per annum. Employees of IT companies will be provided with preferential mortgages. In addition, such specialists, until they reach the age of 27, will receive a deferment from conscription for the entire period of work. Finally, the government will expand the grant program for the creation of domestic solutions, Mishustin added. On March 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on measures to support the IT industry and its further development against the backdrop of sanctions pressure.