Newly appointed Minister of Communications and Technology Nainakala Thapa has formed a taskforce to study Cyber Security Policy, 2021, under the leadership of Communications and Technology Secretary Hari Prasad Basyal.

Assuming her office today at the Ministry, Thapa said that development of other sectors was unlikely without development of communications and information technology thereby directing officials to take this sector seriously.

She was of the view that problems seen in the communications sector should be resolved through cooperation and pledged to move ahead by advancing the right plan of action unveiled by former information ministers.

The government has taken the aspiration for Digital Nepal by successfully implementing the plans, she added.

On the occasion, Secretary Basyal informed the newly-appointed minister about the implementation of Nagarik App with the aim of materialising the dream for Digital Nepal. He also said the government was implementing the project to provide internet services to all local levels.

Born in Rupandehi district, Minister Thapa was a schoolteacher in late 1970s and was involved in the student's movement.

Since then, Minister Thapa has worked in different positions in the party's women wing.

She also served as Chairperson of the National Women's Commission and central adviser to the then Maoist party.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 11, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.