Bhutan Immediate Payment System Launched

Hon’ble MoIC Minister and Ambassador of India to Bhutan inaugurated  today, the Bhutan Immediate Payment Service (BIPS). With this electronic fund transfer service citizens can now instantly transfer through multiple channels such as Internet, Mobile and ATMs. This is service made available by the RMA and DITT, MoIC in collaboration with the banks and G2C Office. This project was funded by the Government of India.

2nd Batch Mobile Applications Development Training

A class of 24 ICT officials from 7 Dzongkhags and various ministries/agencies in Thimphu has embarked on “Android Mobile Application Development” training TTPL, IT Park, Babesa from 9th January 2017. This will be three weeks course focusing on building the basics and ensuring the best practices on developing an application on Android. With this training the department expects the trained ICT officials to come up with creative mobile applications that renders public service delivery.

DITT conducts induction training for the new officers

DITT welcomed 8 new Assistant ICTOs and 2 Communication & Electronics Engineers this year. They are currently attending orientation program organized by DITT which started from the 9th of this month. The program will continue for two months covering various topics including the roles of the Divisions under the department and the various projects, understanding the roles and responsibilities of ICT professionals, and basics of Network Monitoring & Management, Security policy, website development, Government Email administration, among many others. After the orientation the Asst.

Website Design & Development Training

A total of 20 ICT Officials from 11 Dzongkhags and various agencies in Thimphu attended the Website Design & Development training at TTPL, IT Park, Babesa, from 5-30 December, 2016. This 1st batch training was attended by the Webmasters who are responsible for the development and maintenance of the websites in their respective agencies. With this training the Department expects the trained webmasters to not only help their websites to fulfil the criteria for the National Website Competition, but also help deliver useful information about the services in their agencies.

Bhutan Improved in ICT Development Index Country Ranking

Bhutan’s global rank for IDI has improved from 122 in 2015 to 117 in 2016 (Country rank) in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Development Index (IDI) out of 175 countries. Korea is ranked number one and Niger in the 175th .However Bhutan is ranked 21 in the Asia and Pacific Region out of 34 countries. Bhutan is also ranked third in the cheapest mobile-broadband services in the region.Bhutan is also ranked in top 15 countries which have improved most of their IDI values during the past year.

ICT Champion 2016

Recognition for ICT Champion 2016

Objective: To Promote ICT Adoption and Usage in the country through identification and public recognition of outstanding leadership/entrepreneurship in innovation and technology in the application of ICT in Bhutan.

Advisory on Gooligan Malware

ONE MILLION Google email address associated with Android device have been attacked by a new malware campaign called Gooligan – which continues to strike some 13,000 new Google accounts every day.

Android phone users can perform a self-check at Gooligan Checkpoint to find out if their devices are infected with Gooligan.

Visit the SingCERT site for more details : Click here

Invitation for proposals for 2016 EBC-K Project to facilitate ICT Application in the Asia-Pacific

DITT on behalf of Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) would like to invite Bhutanese Individuals/Agencies/Firms to submit proposals for the joint research projects to facilitate ICT application in the Asia-Pacific funded by the Extra Budgetary Contribution from the Republic of Korea (EBC-K).

The objective of this project is to facilitate development of ICT applications and its usage in APT member countries in order to increase efficiency and productivity, or to provide new economic values and benefits in the field of services or industries of the APT member countries.

Environmental and social management framework for Bhutan Regional Connectivity Project

The Digital Connectivity and Services Project is a component of the overall Regional Connectivity Project. The total cost of this component is 24.5 million USD and the implementing agency is Department of IT and Telecom (DITT), Ministry of Information and Communications (MOIC).

There are two interrelated subcomponents for the above:

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Secure Coding Workshop

The Bhutan Computer Incident Response Team(BtCIRT) under Department of IT and Telecom, MoIC is organising a week long workshop on secure coding supported by Asi@Connect and Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre(APNIC). The workshop has over 50 participants with application developers and administrators from various sectors including Colleges, ISPs, Banks, Bhutan Power Corporation, Government Agencies and the Private Sector.

The 19th APT Policy and Regulatory Forum (PRF-19)

The 19th APT Policy and Regulatory Forum (PRF-19) begins here at Thimphu. The forum is being organized by the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) and hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) of Bhutan. Three days forum will see discussion on the ICT policies and regulation, digital inclusion, emerging technology, digital identity etc..It is been attend by all APT Members, Associate Members, Affiliate Members, International/Regional Organizations.

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