‘Paperless and faceless’ system needed to enhance good governance: PM Prachanda

Kathmandu, March 3: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said good governance can be made meaningful only by delivering services through the ‘paperless and faceless’ system in the coming age.     

Addressing the scientists’ conference entitled ‘AI for Prosperous Nepal, Employment for the Future’, here today he stressed the need to give priority to the use of technology for providing public services.     

“The government will take the necessary initiatives that it needs to take from its side for the development of computer technology, robotic technology, data science, machine learning, internet of things and computational infrastructures,” the PM said, adding that the government would move ahead coordinating the policy related to AI with the National Science and Technology and Innovation Policy, 2076 BS and the Digital Nepal Framework, 2019.     

Stating that the government has pursued various studies and research works in the emerging technology sector, he said the budget has been allocated for setting up the Science Technology Innovation Fund, attaching importance to the science and technology sector.     

On the occasion, PM Prachanda directed the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to create opportunities for self-reliance in the technology sector. According to him, special importance would be given to science technology research and innovation in the policy and programmes, and the budget for the upcoming financial year. “This sector has been included with due importance in the proposed 16th Periodic Plan as well, he added.     

The Prime Minister expressed the belief that the government bodies will emphasize developing projects increasing the role of AI from the next year alone for enhancing innovation and productivity, the PM’s Private Secretariat stated.     

He also made it clear that ‘ChatBot’ services and projects related to metadata analysis based on AI would be implemented with priority for the information of services provided by government agencies.     

Prime Minister Prachanda expressed the confidence that the conference with the theme of ‘AI for prosperous Nepal – employment for the future’, jointly organized by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and various stakeholders, will support in materializing the dream of building a prosperous Nepal.     

It is time-saving and of multiple useful for innovation and productivity growth while carrying out the regular work done by people or the works taking a long time and those works people cannot do through the use of AI, the Prime Minister asserted. (RSS)

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