E-valitsus sai viie aastaseks

08.08.2005 | 09:02

    • Jaga

Tallinn, Stenbocki maja
8. august 2005

Täna viis aastat tagasi pidas Eesti valitsus esimese paberiteta istungi Stenbocki majas. Sageli e-valitsuseks kutsutava elektroonilise istungitesüsteemiga on ministrid pidanud 272 e-istungit ning käsitlenud neil kokku 9146 eelnõud.

Riigikantseleis paberile tehtavad kulutused on vähenenud võrreldes 2000. aastaga 52 protsenti ning valitsuse istungite keskmine kestus on kahanenud ühe tunnini. Ka on valitsuse istungite päevakorrad ja otsused tehtud kõigile huvilistele internetis kättesaadavaks.

Ajaliselt kõige pikem e-valitsuse istung toimus 18. septembril 2001, see kestis 3 tundi ja 6 minutit ning arutati 24 eelnõu. Kõige lühem istung oli 5. augustil 2004 – see kestis 14 minutit ning arutati 17 eelnõu. Kõige suurem oli valitsuse e-istungil eelnõude arv 19. detsembril 2000, kui päevakorras oli 111 punkti.

Valitsuse istungite infosüsteem koosneb veebipõhisest tarkvarast, valitsuse liikmete ning istungit teenindava personali töökohtadest, terminali- ja andmebaasiserverist, audio- ning esitlussüsteemist. Eestis loodud unikaalne süsteem on kogunud tuntust üle maailma.

Valik tsitaate ingliskeelsest ajakirjandusest:

A visit by Prince Charles generated enormous public interest on the part of Estonians. /…/ The British guest showed interest in the Estonian government's work towards a paperless, electronic government and also asked about agricultural issues in Estonia. (DPA, 05.11.2001)

Some countries have an e-minister. Cutting-edge Estonia has an e-Cabinet.
Last August, the government of this tiny Baltic nation quietly made e-history when it outfitted its Cabinet meeting room with sleek LCD terminals and cordless keyboards that ministers activate with "smart" cards. /…/
Seven months on, the innovation has cut ministerial session times from an average of 90 minutes to one hour and, coupled with the use of digital signatures on official documents, has virtually eliminated paperwork. (CNN.com, 31.03.2001)

Check out the world’s most high-tech cabinet room. This e-cabinet doesn’t just look cool. It is cool – and it promotes efficiency and saves money, too. (Newsweek, 11.03.2002)

The Baltic state of Estonia has set up an e-academy to transfer its pioneering knowledge of electronic governance to the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Balkans, in its drive to act as role model for ex-communist states. /…/ The technology-savvy country, which made fast economic reforms after restoring independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, in 2000 became the first country to change its cabinet meetings to paperless sessions, using a web-based document system. (AFP, 15.03.2003)

Estonia, famous for its rapid IT development, is sharing its experience with developing countries including Namibia in Africa, which has asked the Baltic state to help introduce electronic government, or e-government. Estonia, which became the first country to use a virtually paperless, web-based document system for government meetings, has launched similar programmes in Sri Lanka, Albania, Mongolia, Bulgaria, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan. (AFP 10.10.2004)

The government runs its Thursday-morning cabinet meetings on computer, and it is close to doing away with paper altogether. Sessions that used to take most of a day now take half an hour as ministers politely tap out their comments instead of grandstanding. (Forbes Global, 20.12.2004)

All Cabinet sessions, for instance, are held online, with leaders huddled over screens and making comments through their PCs — as traveling ministers log on from abroad. When the Cabinet approves some policy or bill, the decision is posted almost instantaneously on the government’s site. /…/
If ministers oppose a law, they type in their reservations on the computer screen for colleagues to see. If no one is opposed, the prime minister calls for unanimous consent and moves on, drastically cutting down on chat. (City Paper -The Baltic States)

Sten Hansson
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