Official email to be mandatory for civil servants soon

Published On: November 29, 2016 01:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The government employees who have been using unofficial email IDs like Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook and others will not allowed to use such email addresses for any official correspondence.

According to spokesman of the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministries (OPMCM) Damodar Regmi, the government has already introduced the government's official email system.

“We have already established a website for the email service and started using it at the OPMCM,” he told Republica. “It will be available for all the government employees in the next two months.”

He informed that the service is an integrated email system for the entire officials. The government is planning to make it compulsory from the level of section officer and above to correspond only through the official email address. The OPMCM is planning to hand over the access to the Department of Civil Personnel Records (DoCPR) within the next two months for creating the email IDs for all civil servants.

“The civil servants will not be able to access the service directly but the DoCPR will create the IDs for the civil servants,” he said. About 100 officials of OPMCM have already started using official emails. “Within some days, we will also share the access with all the ministries as well,” he added.

His office is also preparing to finalize a draft of directives as guidelines for the official email users. 

“All the staffers can get important notices and information about official announcements by group email. It will reduce paper work,” said Regmi.

The PM's office has already introduced digital working system internally. The service seekers don't need to submit their files in each and every desk.

The PMO had been practicing paperless working system within the office for the last few years.

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