Global ICT Forum

Hon'ble Dasho Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communications attended the 2021 Global ICT Leadership Forum organized by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) and the National Information Society Agency (NIA) South Korea. The theme of the forum is "Global Driving Strategies for Digital Transformation in the POST-COVID Era." The 2021 Global ICT Leadership Forum aims to provide a timely meeting for the High-Level Policy-Decision Makers(Ministers) to share and review the strategies for invigorating digital transformation against the backdrop of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

e-ITEC (Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation) programs

The e-ITEC programs are organised by External Affairs, Government of India via online mode due to the pandemic. The list of programs is linked The Steps, general information and eligibility qualifications are also mentioned in the file named "apply for ITEC Program" (file attached) to facilitate the candidates during applying.

Launch of Nation wide Biometric data collection for National Digital Identity

This is a vital cornerstone for Bhutan as we embark on a journey to effectively use technology to transform the way that the RGoB delivers services while transforming the lives of our citizens. One of the key requirements for delivering services is the need to verify the identity of applicants. Since we are unable to do this securely, some vital services like opening bank accounts, selling land, and similar important services, still require face to face interactions.

29th Virtual ICT Head Meeting

The 29th Virtual ICT Head Meeting was conducted today where 56 ICT heads and officials from the Dzongkhags, Thromdes, Agencies, Ministries and DITT attended. Yearly 4 ICT Heads meetings are conducted to ensure that the ICT activities carried out across the whole of Government are coordinated and aligned with the common goals.

During the meeting, members presented on the eGov activity endorsement via eGIF portal, G2C services status and civil service reforms. Additionally, challenges faced by the Dzongkhags and Thromdes were discussed thoroughly.

Signing of the Implementing Arrangement (IA) between DITT & ISRO Concerning Cooperation on the Development of a Joint Small Satellite

A virtual signing ceremony was held today at the conference hall of the Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC) to sign the Implementing Arrangement (IA) to jointly develop a small satellite for Bhutan. The IA was signed by Mr. Jigme Tenzing, Director, Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT), Royal Government of Bhutan and Shri R. Umamaheshwaran, Scientific Secretary, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2021

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) joins the rest of the world in celebrating “World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)” 2021.This year the theme of the celebration is “Accelerating Digital Transformation in challenging times”. On 17th May every year, the WTISD is celebrated with a purpose to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

DrukREN Technical workshop

The Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT) in collaboration with Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) is hosting DrukREN Technical workshop on "Campus Network Routing and Switching”, “Network Monitoring and Management” and “Linux Security & Malware Forensics” to address the capacity development needs of the research & education community in the country.

ICS Tender pre-bit meeting

As per the tender documents floated in the eGP system for Integrated citizen services covering 3 packages, namely.

PACKAGE - I : Permits Services Labour Immigration Tourist (VISA)
PACKAGE - II : Vehicle Services Vehicle Services
PACKAGE - III : GIS & Pension Services GIS service, Pension service,
PACKAGE - IV : Student Information Services Student Information services

The earlier deadline for submission of bids, which is on 11th March 2021 is extended by 10 days, which will be 21st March 2021, and the bid opening date and time will remain the same.