Govt to regulate Nepali advertisement thru internet
President Ram Chandra Paudel presenting the government’s polices and programs.
KATHMANDU: The government is to regulate Nepali advertisement as well as other transaction through the Internet and bring it under the tax system.
Services would be provided by maintaining the interoperability of online systems operated by government agencies, according to the policies and programs unveiled by the government.
Online services would be provided by ward-level offices and a data exchange platform would be created for exchanging data among different digital systems.
Similarly, Digital Good Governance Blue Print would be developed after mapping the information systems of public agencies.
Research, development and extension of information technology systems would be carried out for a knowledge-based economy and good governance, mentioned in the policy and programs.
Similarly, policy, legal and structural reforms will be carried out to promote freedom of press and expression and to develop dignified journalism.
The government has set a plan to merge Radio Nepal and Nepal Television to start an integrated broadcasting service within this fiscal year by establishing a Public Broadcasting Agency.
Likewise, Press Council Nepal would be converted into a Media Council with new legal provisions to regulate the content published and broadcasted through all media.
The government is to implement a proportional advertisement system as well as senior journalist honors, relief to conflict-affected journalists, health and accident insurance to journalists, women journalists, community journalism and journalism in different languages would be promoted by integrating and reinforcing the Journalists’ Welfare Fund.
The Working Journalists Act would be implemented effectively and necessary arrangements would be made to enhance the capacity of working journalists and conflict-affected journalists in remote areas and to encourage investigative journalism, reads the policy and programs.
The government is to revise Digital Nepal Framework as per the need and effectively implemented as well as a new telecommunication bill would be formulated to make telecommunication service more accessible, qualitative and competitive.
As per the policy and programs, the Security Printing Centre and printing Department will be merged to bring the printing work under one roof.