Notice concerning Adjustment of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s Relevant Duties and Bodies
To: Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
Your Ministry’s “Letter concerning Submitting the Opinions on Adjustment of Duties, Bodies and Personnel Allocation” (GXBR No. (2015)10) and relevant supplementary opinions (GRH No. (2015)50) have been received and read. After researching the matter and submitting it for approval to leading comrades in the State Council and Central Organization Department, hereby, matters concerning the adjustment of duties and bodies in your Ministry are notified as follows:
I, Concerning adjustment of duties
(1) Duties including the promotion of informatization, network and information security coordination, etc., are assigned to the Office of the Central Leading Group for Cybersecurity and Informatization (Cyberspace Administration of China). After the adjustment, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is responsible for work concerning the construction of a strong cyber power, and promoting and implementing broadband development; is responsible for the management of the Internet sector (including the mobile Internet); coordinating the construction of telecommunications networks, the Internet and specialized telecommunications networks, stimulating joint network resource construction and sharing; organizing and launching security assessment of new technologies and new business models, strengthening access management of information and telecommunications, drafting corresponding policies and organizing implementation; guiding the development of sector self-discipline and organizations relevant to telecommunications and the Internet. It is responsible for the construction and usage management of telecommunications networks, Internet networks and information security technology platforms; it is responsible for the construction of network and information security protection systems in the information and telecommunications area; for drafting information security plans, policies and standards for telecommunications networks, the Internet and industrial control system networks, and organizing their implementation, for strengthening cybersecurity inspections of telecommunications networks, the Internet and industrial control systems; for drafting data security management policies, standards and norms for telecommunications networks and the Internet, and organizing implementation; it is responsible for cybersecurity protection, emergency response management and handling.
(2) Strengthen and improve management over the industry and telecommunications sectors, fully give rein to the decisive role of market mechanisms in allocating resources, strengthen the guiding and constraining role of industry and telecommunications sector strategic plans, policies and standards. On the basis of duties and division of labour, draft policies for the promotion of technological transformation of traditional industries, and organize implementation. Strengthen macro-level guidance and comprehensive coordination over stimulating the development of small and mid-size enterprises. Accelerate the progress of comprehensive development of informatization and industrialization, forcefully stimulate the convergence of telecommunications, radio and television, and computer networks, strive to promote the profound development of military-civil integration, let the army reside among the people, and stimulate industry’s transformation from big to strong.
II, Concerning duties and division of labour
(1) Division of labour with the National Development and Reform Commission concerning duties in the area of fixed asset investment programme management. 1, The National Development and Reform Commission bears responsibility for comprehensive investment management, it is responsible for drafting general plans for fixed asset investment across the whole of society, and regulatory objectives, policy and measures for investment structures, for drafting government investment programme investigation and approval catalogues and catalogues of investment programmes examined and verified by government together with relevant departments, and for determining the scope standards and processes for investment examination and approval, standards and verification. 2, Where the National Development and Reform Commission examines, verifies and approves programmes, it must seek opinions from the sectoral management department. 3, For programmes involving centrally financed construction funds, the sectoral management department will put forward opinions on scale, orientation and funding arrangement, the National Development and Reform Commission is responsible for the balance of comprehensive planning, in case programmes require the sectoral management departments to organize implementation, investment planning is formulated by the National Development and Reform Commission together with the sectoral management departments, and issued jointly.
(2) Division of labour with the National Development and Reform Commission concerning duties in the area of fixed asset investment programme energy-saving assessment and inspection. 1, The National Development and Reform Commission drafts fixed asset investment programme energy-saving assessment and inspection law and regulation drafts and policies together with the sectoral management departments, and formulate uniform structures, standards and processes, they establish and complete third-party assessment mechanisms, promote the development and standardization of third-party assessment bodies. 2, Concerning fixed asset investment programmes examined, verified and approved by the National Development and Reform Commission, after the National Development and Reform Commission solicits opinions from the sectoral management department, it issues an energy-saving inspection opinion. For fixed asset investment projects examined and verified by the sectoral management department, the sectoral management departments conducts an energy-saving assessment, and produces an assessment opinion; the National Development and Reform Commission will, on the basis of this assessment opinion, and after comparing it to matters such as total energy consumption, achievement of energy-saving targets, etc.,. issue an energy-saving inspection opinion. 3, For fixed asset investment programmes examined and verified by local governments, the local government will conduct energy-saving inspections according to relevant regulations within the total local energy consumption amount.
III, Concerning organizational restructuring
(1) The duties of the earlier Informatization Promotion Section and Information Security Coordination Section on information security and informatization in the production and manufacturing systems, are merged with the duties of the Software Service Sector Section, and the Software Service Sector Section’s name changes into Informatization and Software services Section.
(2) The name of the Telecommunications Management Bureau changes into Information and Telecommunications Management Bureau. The main duties of the Information and Telecommunications Management Bureau are: conducting supervision and management of telecommunications, the Internet and other such information and telecommunications services according to the law, undertaking management of the Internet sector; drafting market access, supervision and management policies and standards, and organizing implementation; advancing the integration of telecommunications, radio and television, and computer networks; undertaking supervision and management work of market order, equipment network access, service quality, user rights and interests, personal information protection, etc.; guiding the development telecommunications and Internet-related sectoral self discipline and corresponding sectoral organizations; basic management and international coordination of telecommunications network numbers, Internet domain names and IP addresses, website filing, access services, etc.; managing the mobile Internet and smart terminals; formulating management policies for network-related data gathering, transmission, storage and use, and standardizing the information and telecommunications services market; drafting policies network structures and operational management, mutual interconnection and settling of accounts, and supervising enforcement; managing national telecommunications exit and entry gateways; managing the construction of emergency response systems in the telecommunications sector, organizing and coordinating national emergency response telecommunications and important telecommunications safeguards; and undertaking work related to national defence telecommunications and information mobilization, and strategic telecommunications.
(3) The name of the Telecommunications Protection Bureau changes into the Cybersecurity Management Bureau. The main duties of the Cybersecurity Management Bureau are: organizing the drafting of plans, policies and standards for telecommunications networks, the Internet and their related cyber and information security, and organizing implementation; managing the construction and use of cyber and information security platforms for telecommunications networks and the Internet; undertaking work related to the cybersecurity inspections in the telecommunications and Internet sectors, organizing the promotion of security, indigenousness and controllability in telecommunications networks and the Internet; establishing a security evaluation structure for new technologies and new business models on telecommunications networks and the Internet, and organizing implementation, guiding and supervising telecommunications enterprises and Internet enterprises in implementing cyber and information security management responsibility, organizing and carrying out governance of the online ecology and information, coordinating the handling of online harmful information, coordinating the attack against cybercrime and preventing online loss or theft of secrets; drafting cybersecurity protection policies for telecommunications networks and the Internet and organizing implementation; undertaking cyber and information security monitoring and early warning, threat control, information communication and emergency response management and handling for telecommunications networks and the Internet; managing online data and user information security protection on telecommunications networks and the Internet; undertaking specialized telecommunications management, drafting policies and standards for specialized telecommunications, telecommunications governance and network governance; managing Party and government-specific telecommunications.
(4) The name of the Telecommunications Development Section changes into Information and Telecommunications Development Section. The main duties of the Information and Telecommunications Development Section are: coordinating the construction of telecommunications networks, the Internet and special-purpose telecommunications networks; stimulating joint network resource construction and sharing; drafting universal telecommunications service policies and organizing implementation, promoting the construction of broadband networks and the increase of usage levels; undertaking economic operational analysis, supervision and monitoring, and early warning of the information and telecommunications sector; drafting development strategies, plans and policies for the information and telecommunications sector; taking the lead in standardization for the information and telecommunications sector, and related work concerning international standard formulation and dissemination, formulating technological development policies for the mobile Internet, the Internet of things, next-generation mobile telecommunications and other such network technologies, and organizing implementation; formulating policies for the opening up of the information and telecommunications sector; drafting fee policies for telecommunications business activities and supervising implementation; managing important information and telecommunication facility construction; supervising and managing the telecommunications construction market; undertaking work related to information and telecommunications enterprises “marching out” and international information channel construction.
(5) The Equipment Industry Section will add the nameplate of the State Office for Major Technology Equipment, and correspondingly gain one Section / Bureau leader position.
(6) The name of the Small and Mid-size Enterprise Section changes into Small and Mid-size Enterprise Bureau.
(7) On the basis of the relevant adjustment of duties between internal bureaus and sections, the nameplate of the State Work Office for the Implementation of the “Treaty on the Prohibition of Chemical Arms” will move from the original Raw Materials Industry Section to the Secure Protection Section.
After the restructuring, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will have 22 internal departments, its administrative staff allocation is 717 (including 13 Two Commissions personnel, 1 assisting flexible staff, 118 work personnel for retired cadre work, and 1 advisor), including: 1 Minister, 4 Vice-ministers, 101 Section / Bureau leaders (including 2 Chief Engineers, 1 Chief Economist, 3 Party Committee full-time deputy secretaries and 7 leaders for the Retired Cadre Bureau).
Central Organization Department
20 April 2015