Government websites will maintain privacy standards under new directive – myRepublica
KATMANDU, September 2: The government has specified an arrangement for government websites to maintain privacy standards in accordance with applicable law.
In this regard, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MoCIT) issued a directive on the development and management of official websites of government offices, 2078 BS to maintain confidentiality in accordance with applicable laws.
With this, the website development and management directive, 2068 BS, has been removed. The new directive specified an arrangement to keep details such as office name, office services, employee contact details, phone number and email address, citizen charter and forms on sites Government web. All government websites should be created based on a template prepared by the Department of Information Technology for maintaining standards, the directive noted.
“After the development of websites, regular security tests should be carried out, and every year its status should be reviewed by the Department of Information Technology; all websites should be simple, authentic and accessible to everyone and website content should be in html, pdf and word formats, ”adds the guidelines.
In addition, the directive made it mandatory to host government websites in the Government Integrated Data Center (GIDC) and ensure that the website can also be operated in low internet bandwidth. Websites should be updated within 24 hours if changes are made to office holders and office location in accordance with the new directive.