Kathmandu, December 11
The Office of Company Registrar (OCR) has officially begun e-payment service from today.
Amid a programme held today to announce the commencement of the digital payment service, OCR officials said that promoting electronic payment is a part of OCR’s strategy to make all its services digital in near future.
Inaugurating the service, Matrika Prasad Yadav, minister for industry, commerce and supplies, said that digital services play a crucial role to maintain accountability and facilitate procedures for service seekers. “The government is committed to automating its services at different firms and will support digital services,” he said, adding that digitising government services will play an important role in the overall development process of the country.
On the occasion, Minister Yadav also urged OCR officials to ensure sustainability of the e-payment service and make all services digital soon.
Speaking at the programme, Commerce Secretary Yam Kumari Khatiwada, said digitising services will help reduce procedural hurdles while registering firms.
On the occasion, Registrar Bhuvanhari Aryal said that the e-payment service is one of OCR’s initiatives to digitise its services completely. “We are planning to switch completely to digital services from the next fiscal year.”
A version of this article appears in print on December 12, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.