New Secretary joins MoIC

As per Article 2 Section 19(p) of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan, six Executives were appointed as the Government Secretary with effect from July 13, 2016 out of which Dasho Karma Wangchuk Penjor, was appointed as the Secretary for the Ministry of Information & Communications. Dasho Karma Wangchuk Penjor served as the secretary of Dratshang Lhentshog prior to this appointment.

Call for Nominations for the ITU/UN Women GEM-TECH awards

The third annual Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in Technology (GEM-TECH) Awards by UN Women and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is now open for nominations. This prestigious global prize recognizes outstanding contributions from women and men (individuals and organizations) in addressing the digital gender divide by embracing the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to empower women and girls.
The 2016 GEM-tech awards will focus on three categories:

3rd National Website competition results declared on the World Telecommunications Day

Every year the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) observes the World Telecommunications and Information Society Day (WTISD) on 17th May. The purpose of WTISD is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide. WTISD theme for the year 2016 is “ICT Entrepreneurship for Social Impact”.

Recall of nominations for innovators in IT

The Department of Information Technology and Telecom/Ministry of Information and Communications recalls for nomination from individual(s)/agency(ies) who have contributed significantly to society through the use of ICT and its services. Outstanding nominees will be selected and awarded prizes on June 22, 2016 under two categories as follows:
Language and Culture promotion using ICT
Other Services Using ICT

Training Opportunity

The Department of Information Technology & Telecom (DITT) is pleased to announce the availability of training program under Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC), Ministry of External Affair, Government of India to undergo the following course:

● Certificate Course in Wireless Network Administration
● 10 Weeks 28/03/16 - 04/06/2016
● Place: UTL Technologies Ltd, Bangalore
● Funding Source: ITEC, GoI

Therefore, Civil servants applying for the programs must fulfil all relevant criteria prescribed in BCSR 2012.

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Birds Newsletter Issue No.40

Newsletter 40:
Issue No. 40 was released on 23 May, 2019.
Contents of issue No. 40
1. BIRDS-3 member (Dulani) is highlighted in AIT Newsletter (May 2019 issue)
2. Enter the 6th Mission Idea Contest of UNISEC-Global
3. Tobata Gion Yamagasa festival (戸畑祇園山笠) is coming up
4. President of the Paraguay Space Agency (AEP) signs Letter of Intent
5. Japan celebrated Kids’ Day on 5th May
6. New book about Kyushu by Andrew Thomson
7. 2nd IAA Latin American Symposium on Small Satellites,11-15 November 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina

World Telecommunications and Information Society Day 2019

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MOIC), Department of IT and Telecom joined the rest of the world in celebrating “World Telecommunications and Information Society Day (WTISD)” 2019. The celebration was graced by the Hon’ble Minister of MoEA, representatives of Asian Development Bank, the industry; Tashi Cell, NANO, DrukCom and the ICT officials of Government agencies.

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