Government agencies increases digital presence

- RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI, Kathmandu

Sep 3, 2018-

Growing number of government agencies are getting active on social media following the government’s decision to use the social networking sites for an effective dialogue with people.

All 21 ministries and the Office of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers have created their official facebook and twitter accounts to respond to people’s concerns. The ministers, state ministers and their secretariat are also using social media to disseminate official information and to interact with the public.

‘Hello Sarkar’ by the OPMCM is a very popular twitter handle which has been linking all the government agencies as it responds to the public grievances and concerns. A total 110 government agencies are officially on twitter, according to Pradyumna Upadhyaya, coordinator of Hello Sarkar.  

Besides, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is also active on twitter of late. He has been sharing the government’s decision and  issuing directives to the authorities concerned to address the grievances of the people.

It is not just the central government and their agencies that have increased their digital presence. Many local level governments are also active on social media these days.

Naraha Rural Municipality in Siraha district, for instance,  announced the beginning of the ‘Poor Household ID Card Distribution Programme’ through twitter recently.

The newly formed local governments are swiftly adopting social media sites as a medium to connect with the people.

The 753 local governments have already instituted their respective websites and also created facebook and twitter accounts. Some local level governments have gone a step further by developing mobile applications.

Published: 03-09-2018 08:29

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