Kathmandu, February 14
Minister of Communications and Information Technology Gokul Baskota has claimed that the government has prepared an IT bill aiming to regulate the digital market.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of CAN-InfoTech 2020, Minister Baskota said that the bill has not only mentioned regulating social networking sites but also comprises rules that will regulate and facilitate the IT industry of the country.
“The IT bill has been prepared to transform the country’s economy into a digital economy,” he said, adding, “Those who don’t want to promote digital economy are spreading wrong messages regarding the IT bill.”
He further accused the private sector for understanding the IT bill in a negative way and not supporting the government.
Minister Baskota, however, said that the provisions under the title ‘offence and punishment’ can be reduced. “We can amend the punishment section if necessary, but in the name of freedom of expression, nobody can play a game to stop digital regulation in the country,” he added.
Meanwhile, speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Navaraj Kunwar, president of CAN
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