Nov 29, 2011

Lack of communication in the Information and Communications Ministry


On November 9, 2011, MoIC announced availability of a number of vacancies in the Department of Civil Aviation to be placed in the country's four airports. The last date for the submission of application was November 25, 2011. The ministry announced the names of the shortlisted candidates only on 29th November 2011 Kuensel issue and not on 28th as informed earlier.

A screenshot of MoIC website
A friend of mine frantically opened the ministry's website to scan the list to see if her sister was shortlisted. But lo, the website did not have any information about it, whatsoever. She again confirmed if her friend in Thimphu, if what he said was correct. Yes, there was an announcement in Kuensel. 

The website is still silent on the announcement. 

And my friend then called some people in the ministry to confirm if shortlist was out. Then she checked her e-Kuensel, which did not have any information about the shortlist. It was only available in Kuensel hard copy, they said. Another friend had to fax the shortlist from Thimphu as Kuensel hard copies have not yet reached this side of the country at that hour of the day.

MoIC asks the shortlisted candidates to report to Thimphu on November 30, 2011 for written exams in English and Dzongkha. My friend’s sister got half a day to report for the exam.  I am not sure if some candidates in as far Bumthang or Gelephu or Samdrup Jongkhar could actually make up to the interview. And I don’t know what that means. Thank god, domestic air is coming soon; only then our people can catch up with a few hours’ deadline.  

MoIC is supposed to be the champion of ICT in the country and we are already talking of taking ICT to country’s every nook and cranny, but now we really doubt if the flow of information would get any quicker.

In Bhutan if we do not keep our eyes and ears open, we would miss all the goddamned opportunities offered in the urban centers and today e-Kuensel failed to Inform its People too.


Blogger's Note: This is purely personal observation and in no way attempts to pass on judgement on anyone or any institutions for that matter. 


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