Digital ministry legislation to be submitted by May

18 February, 2021

Courtesy of ICRT

The cabinet says a proposal for the establishment of a Ministry of Digital Development will be submitted to the legislature during the current plenary session, which runs from February until May.

Under the proposal, the new ministry will be tasked with supervising the information and communication technology industry as well as network infrastructure construction and management of information and communication security.

According to officials, the planned digital development ministry will incorporate the business of various government agencies.

Those agencies include the National Communications Commission and the Department of Posts and Telecommunications, the Industrial Development Bureau, the Department of Information Management and the Cabinet's Department of Information Management.

The proposal is part of a cabinet organisational reform plan involving a draft amendment to the Organizational Act of the Executive Yuan, which passed its third reading in the Legislative Yuan in 2010.

Under the organizational reform plan, the 37 agencies under the cabinet will be reduced to 29, a process that began in 2012.

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