Communication Ministry begins restructuring communication sector

POKHARA: Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communications Mahendra Man Gurung on Sunday said the ministry has started restructuring the communication sector to keep up with the constitutional provisions.

Inaugurating a two-day orientation on 'regulation of electronic media' that started today, Secretary Gurung said the ministry was working to make communication service more effective, mindful of how to deliver maximum service and facilities to consumers by upgrading service delivery.

Efforts have started to have license renewed permitting the operation of radios up to 500 megawatts across the country through respective District Post Office and directives have been prepared to make telecommunications service more effective along with the provision of compensation, he said.

Likewise, processes have also begun to document online media and to develop postal service as an authority, he added. "There is a need to provide maximum service to consumers by making state-owned media outlets like Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Gorkhapatra Corporation, Nepal Television and Radio Nepal more effective," he said.

Likewise, Joint Secretary of the Ministry Ram Chandra Dhakal said the ministry has prioritised making communication sector regulated and effective.

Also, President of Kaski branch of the Federation of Nepali Journalists Dipendra Shrestha stressed the need for the ministry to facilitate the holistic development of communications.

Representatives from District Post Office under Province 4 participated in the orientation.