The Council for the Development of the Digital Economy under the Federation Council recommended extending the right to a deferment for IT specialists to teachers and scientists involved in information technology, as well as specialists in the field of radio electronics, TASS reports.

“To recommend the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, together with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, to extend the right to deferment from military service, established for IT specialists working at defense industry enterprises, to pedagogical and scientific and pedagogical workers of educational organizations in disciplines related to information technology, — the draft decision says.

In addition, the council proposes to extend this benefit to employees of Russian companies that “receive the majority of income from the production and (or) sale of independently developed products of electronic component base and (or) radio-electronic products” ;.

Earlier, the Russian eSports Federation proposed to give professional e-sportsmen a deferment from the army.

Recall that since April 13, Russian IT companies accredited by the Ministry of Digital Development have been able to register on the portal of public services for their employees deferment from military service.


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