As per the notification dated 06/02/2023,issued by Home Department,the State Government of Sikkim has set up a committee to examine the government and private websites operating within the State.
The panel held its first meeting under the chairmanship of Karma R. Bonpo, Secretary of Commerce and Industries Department at the conference hall of the Commerce and Industries Department today.
Namrata Thapa, Secretary, Information and Public Relations Department, Yogendra Sharma, Secretary, Information Technology Department, Prakash Chettri, Secretary, Tourism and Civil Aviation Department, Basant Kr. Lama, Secretary, Culture Department were present at the meeting.
This committee is empowered to oversee and revoke content moderation related to contexts, videos, brochures, pamphlets, websites, etc published by social media platforms and other stakeholders in the State.
The panel also discussed about important concerns raised regarding misinformations opened to civil society at large,which might hamper the State’s reputation.
The committee will send a general notice to all stakeholders including the general public who will be involved in sharing contexts that are disturbing and might create disharmony and disturb tranquility in the society.