Department of Revenue and Customs ICT Training
Five core IT specialists from Bhutan's Department of Revenue and Customs (DRC) attended an intensive ICT training course on 31 August-10 September in New Delhi, India, as part of DRC’s preparations for the roll-out of its automated Revenue Administration Management Information System (RAMIS).
RAMIS has been developed by the Indian company CMC, Limited and the launch of the final components of the automated system is expected in early 2016, at which time the system will be handed over to DRC for maintenance and future development. Accordingly, DRC is upgrading capacity and skills of its key IT personnel to ensure a smooth transition to the country-led implementation of RAMIS.
This training program included comprehensive coverage of database administration, with both theory and practical approaches being applied. Subsequent training programs will focus on Java technology, web security, and IT project management.
Funding for DRC participation in the training sessions was provided by regional technical assistance from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, with logistical arrangements made by the Asian Development Bank.