Sunday, June 28, 2020

Government permission to download the app now!

Government permission to download the app now!


Kathmandu. The Development and Technology Committee under the House of Representatives of the Federal Legislature-Parliament has directed the government to curb apps and social media. The committee meeting held on Friday directed the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to make arrangements for downloading the app only with the permission of the government.

The directive, issued in the name of the government by the date, says that the apps and social networks used in Nepal should be downloaded or used only after the regulatory body confirms that they are suitable in terms of security, privacy, and usefulness.


Similarly, instructions have been given to make mandatory security audit of government websites and information technology service providers and to make necessary arrangements for government domain names being registered by the private sector.

The committee said that government letters, documents, information, and data are being misused in an unauthorized manner and necessary arrangements should be made to use it only from government official emails and websites.

The directive further states, "The Committee directs the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of Nepal to make arrangements for the responsible officials of all the bodies of the Government of Nepal to formulate and implement necessary programs for the use of electronic communication tools and awareness about it."

The committee has also directed the government to effectively implement the program of providing high-speed broadband internet service in all local level ward offices, health institutions, and secondary level community schools.


Instruct the government to certify mobile apps, computer software and social networks as safe


The Development Committee of the Parliament has directed the government to ensure that the mobile app or computer software and social media are safe.

A meeting of the committee held at Singha Durbar on Friday directed to prove that the apps and social networks used in Nepal are safe in terms of security, privacy, and usefulness.

The meeting directed the Ministry of Communications to make necessary arrangements so that letters, documents, and information are misused in the government official emails and websites only.


The ministry has said that necessary laws will be made for the reform. The meeting also directed the Ministry of Communications to effectively implement the program of providing high-speed internet service in all local level ward offices, health institutions, and secondary level community schools.

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