Dharamshala: While the 16th Kashag (Cabinet) is determined in its attempt towards digitalising the CTA and Tibetan community, Sikyong said efforts of the administration alone are not sufficient and underscored the importance of the participation of IT professionals. Sikyong was speaking at the closing session of the two-day Tibetan IT Professionals Meet on Tuesday which brought together more than 50 Tibetan IT Professionals across India to “strategise the future of digitisation efforts” as the incumbent Kashag embarks on a breakthrough vision towards a digital future.
During the intensive brainstorming meeting, the professionals chalked out strategies to strengthen the technical expertise within the Tibetan community to achieve the digital transformation vision of the CTA notably the digitisation of the GreenBook application, the e-filing system of CTA, digitisation of the CTA budgetary process, e-portal for schools, and e-parliamentary system etc. to name a few. Through a network of IT professionals and their expertise, the CTA aims to build a secure and resilient IT infrastructure catering digital services to every Tibetan across the globe.
“In comparison to other refugee communities, the Tibetan community has achieved major strides in self-sustenance, and now we need to empower and nurture the factors that are vital for nation-building”, said Sikyong while lauding the gathered professionals for contributing wholeheartedly to the flagship initiative.
In an effort to foster Tibetan professionals, Sikyong reiterated Kashag’s endeavour to raise scholarship amounts to outstanding academicians. The implementation of the decision, he noted, will begin after the fiscal year. Apart from that, he also conveyed eagerness to have more Tibetan professionals on board to collaborate with the CTA on projects requiring digital expertise while suggesting hosting similar conferences annually.
Tomorrow, the participants will embark on a tour of the Kashag and the offices of the CTA.