Note on Institutional, Legal Provision and Amendment to the Policy

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Institutional Provision

  • The National Information Development Council, consisting of the following members, shall be constituted under the chairmanship of Rt. Honorable Prime Minister.

    a. Rt. Honorable Prime Minister Chairman
    b. Honorable Minister, Minister of Science and Technology Member
    c. Honorable Minister, Minister of Information and Communication Member
    d. Honorable Vice-man, National Planning Commission Member
    e. Honorable Member, National planning Commission (Information Technology Sector) Member
    f. Secretary, Ministry of finance Member
    g. Secretary, Ministry of Industries, Commerce and Supplies Member
    h. Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Member
    i. Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources Member
    j. Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology Member
    k. Secretary, Ministry of Education and Sports Member
    l. Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communications Member
    m. Computer specialist representative, University RONAST (three persons) Member
    n. Chairman, Computer Association of Nepal Member
    o. President, Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries. Member
    p. Persons involved in Information Technology in Private Sector (three persons) Member
    q. Chairman,Telecommunications Authority Member
    r. Executive Director, NITC Member Secretary

  • The National Information Technology Council shall review and revise information technology policy, appraise annual progress and solve problems that may arise and carry out such other activities as it may seem necessary for the development and expansion of the information technology sector.
  • A National Information Technology Coordination Committee, as mentioned below shall be constituted to carry out research on and develop information technology, develop manpower required for this sector and curriculum, improve quality of computer training operated by private sector, ascertain the norms.
    a. Honorable Minister, Minister of Science and Technology Chairman
    b. Honorable Member, National Planning Commission (Looking after the concerned sector) Member
    c. Two vice-chancellors of universities Member
    d. Secretary, Ministry of Finance Member
    e. Secretary, Ministry of Industries, Commerce and Supplies Member
    f. Secretary, Minister of Science and Technology Member
    g. Secretary, Ministry of Education and Sports Member
    h. Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communication Member
    i. Two information technologists Member
    j. Representative, Computer Association of Nepal Member
    k. Representative, Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries Member
    l. Executive Director, NITC Member Secretary

  • National Information Technology Centre: This Centre shall be setup under the Ministry of Science and Technology. Its regional and district-level offices shall be established as necessary. It shall carry out following functions.
  • Act as a data bank of information and assist in computerization of records at governmental offices and in developing and expanding the contents.
  • Render assistance in all kinds of computer services of His Majesty's Government. Similarly, render assistance in designing, updating and operating websites of all bodies of His Majesty's Government, and collect all types of data at the national level and serve as a database.
  • Act as a regulator for the healthy development of information technology.
  • Arrange for coding and standardization required to bring about uniformity with respect to information technology, and implement and monitor it.
  • Information technology Park Development Committee: This committee shall be a separate body under the Ministry of Science and Technology. It shall manage and coordinate the building and execution of info-cities and info-villages.


Legal Provision

Necessary laws shall be enacted to regulate transactions to be carried out through information technology, as well as other necessary arrangements pertaining to this technology, and to protect intellectual property right.

Amendment to the Policy

This policy may be reviewed and amended every two years in conformity with technological development and expansion of devices as a result of rapid developments in the information technology sector. Nonetheless, at the suggestion of various sectors, it may be appraised and amended if necessary even prior to it.

  • The National Information Development Council, consisting of the following members, shall be constituted under the chairmanship of Rt. Honorable Prime Minister.
  • Act as a data bank of information and assist in computerization of records at governmental offices and in developing and expanding the contents.
  • Act as a regulator for the healthy development of information technology.
  • Necessary laws shall be enacted to regulate transactions to be carried out through information technology.
  • This policy may be reviewed and amended every two years in conformity with technological development and expansion of devices.
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Very Short Questions

The NITDC is formed under the chairmanship of Rt. Honorable Prime Minister in which total 18 members will be there.

The functional responsibilities of NITC are:

  1. Act as data bank information & assist in computerization of records in different government offices.
  2. Act as a secretariat of the NITDC.
  3. Act as a regulator for the healthy development of Information Technology.
  4. Render assistance in all kinds of computer of government of Nepal.

The NITCC is constituted to carry out research on and develop information technology such as.

  1. Develop manpower required for this sector.
  2. Define a curriculum for information technology.
  3. Improve the quality of computer training operated by the private sector.
  4. As certain the norms and monitor these & Co-ordinate such activities.

The amendment provisions to the IT policy of Nepal 2057 are:
This policy may be reviewed and amended in every two years in conformity with technological development and expansion of services because of rapid developments in the Information Technology sector. Nonetheless, at the suggestions of various sectors, it may be appraised and amended if necessary even prior to it.

The observation and evaluation committee is formed in the following ways:

  1. Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology- coordinator
  2. Member secretary High commission of information technology – member
  3. Executive Director National information technology center – member
  4. Executive Director Office of the controller of certification – member
  5. Representative Ministry of Finance – member
  6. Representative Ministry of information and communication – member
  7. Representative Ministry of Industry – member
  8. Representative Ministry of Commerce – member
  9. Representative Ministry of Education – member
  10. Representative Ministry of Prime Minister and council of Ministers- member


Joint secretary Ministry of Science and technology – member secretary.

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  • Which of the following statement is correct for bandwidth?

    Any circumstance or event with the potential to adversely impact on information system.
    Any software using someone's internet connection.
    This refers how much data you can send through a network or modem connection.
    None of the answers are correct.

  • _______ is any software using someone's Internet connection in the background without their knowledge.

    Spam
    Threat
    Spyware
    Bandwidth
  • Any circumstance or event with the potential to adversely impact on information system is called ________.

    Threat
    Spyware
    Bandwidth
    Spam
  • Which of the following fall under Institutional provision of IT 2000?

    All of the answers are correct.
    Arrange for coding and standardization required to bring about uniformity with respect to information technology, and implement and monitor it.
    Act as a regulator for the healthy development of information technology.
    Act as a data bank of information and assist in computerization of records at governmental offices and in developing and expanding the contents.
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