Minister Gokul Prasad Baskota stresses on compulsory IT education at secondary level



Kathmandu: Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota has stressed the need to make Information Technology (IT) accessible by using mid-term and long-term plans as well as existing physical infrastructure. 

Addressing a meeting of directors' committee of the Information and Communication Technology Policy-2072 BS on Wednesday, he said the IT should be compulsorily taught as a separate subject in secondary level schools and initiative should be taken at regional and international forums for no border policy on internet. 

Ministry Secretary Mahendra Man Gurung said the director committee meeting should be routinely held for the implementation of the policy. 

On the occasion, committee members provided recommendations after discussing on different issues including implementation of IT policy, use and challenges of public and private IT, role of local level for IT promotion, proposed IT Act, national e-payment gateway, e-health, access and quality of telemedicine internet and digital signature. 
The meeting decided to form a committee under the leadership of IT Division at Ministry of Communication and Information Technology comprising representatives of concerned bodies. 

Among other decisions include preparation of details as to which public services could be brought to online within two years, making necessary preparation from all concerned bodies to aggregate information to e-governance national portal and disseminate through one-door system, shared Ministry's Spokesperson and Joint-Secretary Ram Chandra Dhakal.