Consultancy Service for the Development of Web Standards and GOV.BT portal

The Department of Information Technology & Telecom, MoIC would like to invite licensed Bhutanese firms for the Development of Government Website Standards and gov.bt portal. The bid document is available for download till April 20, 2017.
Further details are provided in the bid document.

Deposit of Audit Recoveries Accounts Format

In  terms of Section 1.6.13 of the Finance and Accounting Manual promulgated by the Ministry of Finance , the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) operates a current account styled “Audit Recoveries Accounts” outside the Government Consolidated Fund for the deposit and management of audit recoveries remitted to it on its instance.
Audit Recoveries Format Notification

Official Inauguration of the Government Data Center

The Department of Information Technology and Telecom, Ministry of Information and Communications launched the Government Data Center, located at Thimphu Tech Park Ltd(TTPL) today. The inaugural ceremony was graced by Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communications, and Ms.Esha Shrivastava, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India. Currently, 22 critical government systems are hosted in the GDC simultaneously offering more than 40 services including various G2C, G2G and G2B services.The project was funded by the Government of India under Project Tied Assistance(PTA) program.

Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

On the auspicious and joyous occasion of the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, The Department of IT and Telecom, Ministry of Information and Communications offers our solemn prayers and best wishes for the long life, good health and perpetual happiness of The Druk Gyalpo, The Gyaltsuen and The Gyalsey.

DITT, MoIC Awarded Open Group 2017 for Innovation & Excellence

The Government Enterprise Architecture, e-GIF (eGovernment Interoperability Framework) of Royal Government of Bhutan, lead by Department of Information Technology and Telecom, Ministry of Information and Communications was awarded the Open Group 2017 Awards for Innovation and excellence in Enterprise Architecture.

The award was received by the e-GIF working team, and the Director of DITT at the Open Group India Conference held in Bengaluru India on 8th and 9th of February,2017.

First Birth Anniversary of His Royal Highness the Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck

On the auspicious and joyous occasion of the First Birth Anniversary of His Royal Highness the Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, Department of IT and Telecom offers our solemn prayers and best wishes for the long life, good health and perpetual happiness of The Druk Gyalpo, The Gyaltsuen and The Gyalsey.

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.

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Birds Newsletter Issue No.42

Contents of issue No. 42
1. Prof. Mengu Cho wins the prestigious Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal for 2019
2. The Logistics of the International Space Station -- this is a video worth watching
3. Dr Taiwo Tejumola (BIRDS-1 Project Manager) was invited to serve as a competition judge
4. Olayinka's World – Column #12
5. Space: The next trillion dollar industry
6. G. Maeda visited Mauritius to deliver presentation & to discuss avenues of collaboration
7. Congratulations to Dr. Pauline Faure: The Lockheed Endowed Professorship 2019 award

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.

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