Stakeholder Meeting on Implementation of ICT Clusters in Dzonkghags and Thromdes

A stakeholder meeting was held at MoIC conference hall on 19th August 2016 to kickstart the Pilot implementation of ICT Clusters in Mongar Dzongkhag and Gelephu Thromde. The meeting was chaired by Commissioner Karma Hamu of RCSC and attended by Directors from Dept. of Revenue & Customs, Dept. of IT & Telecom, and Chiefs from Dept. of Agriculture and Marketing Cooperatives, Dept. of Agriculture, Dept. of Public Health, Dept. of Trade, Dept. of Local Governance and Dept. of Immigration.

Telecom Division Head Promoted to Chief ICT Officer

Mr. Sonam Phuntsho, Dy. Chief ICT Officer of Telecom Division, Department of IT and Telecom has been promoted as the Chief ICT Officer through open competition and selection interview procedure conducted by the Ministry of Information and Communications.

Department would like to extend the heartiest congratulations to Mr. Sonam Phuntsho on his new appointment and look forward to achieve greater heights of achievements. Best wishes and Trashi Delek.

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

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Secure Coding Workshop

BtCIRT is organising a workshop on Secure Coding from August 19-23, 2019. If you would like to participate, please fill in your details in the form below and you will be notified if your application is successful.

Please note that only the event fee and expenses for lunch and refreshments are covered by the organiser. Also note that this registration is only open for the private sector employees.

Registration remains open till August 10, 2019.

Register here

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