Digital Literacy Program related to citizen app started from Jumla, being organized in all seven provinces
The National Center for Information Technology has started an awareness program related to citizen apps in all seven provinces from Thursday through Jumla. As the first program, the program was officially started from Jumla in Karnali province.
In a special program held at Hotel Kanjirova in Jumla, Chief District Officer of Jumla Jai Kumar Ghimire started the program by taking digital services through Citizen App.
In the event, engineer Pravin Chauhan gave a special presentation on behalf of Citizen App and interaction was also held with users and stakeholders.
The program was attended by prominent people of the district, government officials, public representatives, IT officers, private sector, stakeholders and common people. Executive Director of the Center Pradeep Paudel addressed the program through virtual medium.
Engineer Chauhan said that the literacy program to be organized in all the seven provinces will be held in 2 places in each province. The event will be held in Surkhet of Karnali province on 12th June and it will be held in Dhangadhi on 14th June. The program will conclude on May 26 in Pokhara, Gandaki province.
Programs are being held in all seven provinces with the aim of informing the stakeholders and general public about the services available in the citizen app. The organizers informed that programs will be conducted emphasizing digital literacy.
A few years ago, the government of Nepal launched a citizen app with the aim of providing government services easily, quickly and safely through mobile phones. More than 27 million people have downloaded the Citizen App and 53 more services are available.
The Center has called upon everyone to download and use the app available on Android and iOS. The Center informed that it will be made effective by adding user complaints and other services. It is mandatory to have a mobile number in your name to use the citizen app. After that, the account can be opened with citizenship, passport, voter ID card or driving license.
However, the user complains that some personal details including citizenship are also displayed incorrectly. To address this, the center is coordinating with the Ministry of Home Affairs and district administration offices to correct the details.
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