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‘Nagarik App’ launched to deliver public services from home



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By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Jan. 16: With the aim of delivering complete online-based public services to the public, the government Friday officially launched the Beta Version of ‘Nagarik App’, three years after it started preparations for the same.
Minister for Communication and Information Technology Parbat Gurung organising a press conference at the Ministry this afternoon inaugurated the trial version of the application.
“Although the application can now be downloaded by the general public, a trial period will be in place for some months to make it more organised, complete and secured,” Minister Gurung said.
According to Minister Gurung, the application will initially be able to provide public services of only nine different government offices and in the next three months, it will come into full operation.
In the next three months, the application will be ready to provide government services of more than 64 sectors, including the procedure to acquire driving licenses, land offices, Public Service Commission-related works, passports and other taxation related works.
Minister Gurung said that the launching of the application was a part of the implementation of Digital Framework Nepal project, which is currently undertaken by the Ministry itself.
“With the launching of Nagarik App, the government believes that the system will help ensure good governance, deliver fast and hassle-free services to the service seekers, and lastly give input to the government aspiration for Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepalis,” Minister Gurung said.
He added that the government would issue separate guidelines for its operation and would establish a department or unit office very soon.
The government has set a slogan for this app: ‘No need to stay in queue or line, but take 24-hour service online.’
Delivering a virtual greeting message on the occasion of the launching of Nagarik App, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli also expressed his belief that the app would remain as a measuring rod in the sector of good governance, transparency, discouraging corruption, maintaining accountability and delivering instant public service to the people. “It is always the government’s responsibility to deliver fast and easy service to the public and connect every government offices and its services to the information technology,” Prime Minister Oli said in his message delivered virtually.
This app will further help the public take their concerned service just staying from one particular place be it in the local or federal offices, Prime Minister Oli said. 

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