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.
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’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.