Skip to main content

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. 

Comments

  1. i think this problem goes far beyond MOIC...of course when it happens with them, irony is laughable......our websites of government lie so dead and rotten,.....perhaps people who are responsible for the maintenance are simply ignorant of the fact that website is not finished once after it is set up...

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

So what do you think?

Popular posts from this blog

Our throw-it-away culture

Like all grandparents, my late grandma would call food 'tsampa rimpoche' and any fuss made about it would invite everyone's sneer and scoldings. Food is always treated with respect and is never wasted. "If you waste food in any manner," she would admonish us. "One day food will discard you and you will go hungry." 
What remained from the previous meal would be turned either into porridge or sometimes leftover rice would be dried in the sun. The dried rice would then be fried into puffed rice and consumed with cups of suja. When there was so much food left, especially during big events, leftover rice or kharang would be mixed with a small amount of yeast and brewed into ara.  
The only thing that I can vividly recollect from my primary school days is how we would be hungry most of the time. Food we were served was hardly enough to tickle our throats. We would be sent home only once a week on Saturdays and that was our opportunity to replenish our popcorn s…

Utpal Academy - Bhutan's first All-girls High School

Welcome to Bhutan’s first all-girls school. Isn’t that wonderful news to all our parents? Certainly, as a parent of a one-year old daughter I am excited about the coming of a school exclusively dedicated to the needs of girls. Our girls need special treatment, which we can for sure entrust the responsibility to Utal Academy, Paro.
I really like the name – Utpal – in Buddhist world, Utpal is another name for lotus flower, which is believed to grow from mud and yet blossoms into a beautiful and majestic flower. It stands for purity and many deities are depicted holding flower Utpal, more prominently Jestusn Dolma, the Goddess Tara. Symbolically, it also stands for the transformation of our girls. What an apt name for the school!
The Principal’s message posted on the academy’s website promises providing our young women an “opportunity to participate fully in a wide range of extracurricular activities to develop skills and qualities that will lead to successful and fulfilling life.” That’s…

Bloggers are not journalists

To say bloggers are not journalists is to say oranges are not carrots. Bloggers are not journalists. That’s true. But can bloggers become journalists? Maybe. Can journalists be bloggers? Yes. In fact, it would be only proper and appropriate for journalists to blog their opinions as opposed to being 'politically' correct all the time. So why call oranges carrots when they are what they are?
Well, it is true – bloggers have no training in journalism. That’s why they are bloggers. And for the same reason they are  not journalists. No bloggers have ever claimed what they blog can qualify as ‘journalism’.  We all do what we love the most and give our best in whatever we are doing either reporting news or blogging. 

Journalists do it as careers. Bloggers do it (mostly) for hobby and out of passion. Most journalists also do it with great passion - that's true. The journalists get paid for doing their jobs while bloggers derive pleasure doing it. Journalists cover (report) stories eve…