MOSCOW, May 21 (RAPSI) – Russia’s State Duma has adopted in the third and final reading a bill on creation of a unified information federal registry containing the data on the country’s population, according to a statement of the lower house of Russia’s parliament.

The registry is to contain basic (family name, name, patronymic surname, the date and place of birth and death, gender, requisites of registration of acts of civil status as to birth and death, personal insurance policy number/SNILS, taxpayer ID number/TIN) and additional (family status, kin relations) information about an individual.

According to the explanatory note to the bill, the initiative is aimed at systematization of the data contained on state and municipal databases, including those of extra-budgetary funds.

The population information registry is to be managed by the Federal Tax Service on the basis of the data it has at its disposal, as well as the data of the Interior Ministry, Defense Ministry, Ministry of Education and Science, state extra-budgetary funds. The Federal Tax Service is to be responsible for the protection of all available data.

The registry is aimed to shorten the time needed to provide state and municipal services and to improve the efficiency of state policies. Such a system, the statement reads, is to further facilitate crime prevention and fraud related to social assistance measures, as well as tax evasion so to improve fiscal performance.

The procedures governing the functioning of the state information system are to be developed by the government of the Russian Federation.

The law is to be enacted since January 1, 2022, whereas its certain provisions will come into force in January of 2024 and 2025.