Kathmandu, 2 January, 2018: ‘Singha Durbar’, Nepal’s first governance mobile application has been launched. Introduced by the Search for Common Ground-Nepal, this app aims to educate, aware, inform the public on critical and important laws, and policies on governance.
Similarly, facilitating the public with a finger-tip version on federal structure, mobile readable version of Nepal’s constitution, and information on access to justice and legal services are the other features of Singha Durbar.
This application also comprises of a media player, where mobile users can watch the critically acclaimed Singha Durbar TV series, listen to ‘Gaun Gaun Ma Singha Durbar’ (Singha Durbar in Every Village), and Maithali language radio show ‘Sangor’ (Coming Together).
Bhola Prasad Dahal, country director of Search for Common Ground-Nepal, underscored that e-governance will be one of the crux in the governance in Nepal. He emphasized that the use of information technology in governance will support the access and delivery of government services as well as help to minimize corruption, government operation costs, strengthen transparency and accountability.
“As Nepal morphs into a federal structure of governance, people’s meaningful participation in making elected representatives accountable and transparent is very important. Therefore, the mobile application not only educates people, but also inspires them to take up the role of watch-dog for good governance, through informed and evidence-based knowledge,” Dahal delivered the advantages of the mobile application.