Just a case Situation Analysis of a sample district Baitadi in Nepal for it’s local eGovernance: SWOT Analysis of Local eGovernance in Nepal
For references, let’s have a look at the eGovernment eServices as listed in Nepal Government Official Portal and compare the situation analysis for a sample district Baitadi in Western region of Nepal.
With the increasing number of expats in the country and higher than that the number of people going out of the country mostly for the job and the education, makes it difficult to evaluate and understand the Cost of Living Index (CoLI) in Nepal. With some third party figures, we provide some of the comparative indicators of Cost of Living Indices in Nepal.
हुने हार दैब नटार – even the god can’t stop unavoidables. No matter how much the Government pretends, the Nepalese education system has failed time and again. It is pretension NOT the investment as the consequent evens exposure annually and nothing is done to cover them. There has been an epic fail. SLC is a fallacy concept. Continue reading →
Two years back, the instructor of Digital Electronics was telling his story of what it likes to be an Engineering student in Nepal, specially student of Institute of Engineering (IOE) under Tribhuvan University (TU). The course Digital Electronics EG677EX which he was teaching according to him was only few years old (less than 10 years!) and he was lucky plus us, the students. His story, however, was not about less than 10 years old curricula which the universities in Nepal still consider to be up to-date and fresh but was about 90% of the courses in Bachelor’s of Engineering (specially for Electronics and Communications Engineering) which were already more than 12/13 years old and still being taught.
Now that the new OS Windows 8 finally in the town, and you must have already been delivered your much awaited Surface tab from Microsoft. Right now, Surface RT is out, and you will need to wait a couple of month for Surface with Win 8 Pro. No matter which Surface tablet you will have, lets explore the top 10 most popular apps for Microsoft Surface downloaded from Windows Store.
These are not only 10 most popular but also must have apps for Surface Tab. Let’s explore them. Continue reading →
I was shocked to see that eBooksclub.org aka library.nu shut down all of a sudden. It had been my library for years and the next morning, it was gone, gone for ever. This sudden disappearing of a popular virtual library has created a highly interactive discussions in many forums and blogs (including Reddit and Aljazeera – links at bottom of this article). Finally, I decided to pay my homage to library.nu – that online/virtual library that helped me gained knowledge which otherwise would not been possible.
Engineering Professional Practice: Sample Case and a solution
Case:A client came to a designer’s and asked to design a multistoried building. The soil type is found not suitable for that type of structure. The designer hesitated to design a building. The revealed his/her intention as that he/she actually is not going to build that structure but he/she wanted to collect fund from outside sources on behalf of that design and he/she wanted to utilize that money in other business.
Problem: What should a designer do in such situation?
Engineering is a profession. A professional is that which is acquired thru a specialized training or education having certain skill those ordinary men does not possess. Because of professional’s knowledge and skill that ordinary people do possess, and because of they use their knowledge and skill for the benefit of men and the society as a whole, professionals do have high recognition in the society. Furthermore, their professional practices are also subjected to public evaluation and hence, a professional’s work cannot be remained as a personal matter. In this background, we have to deal the situation.
A designer is supposed to design a project visiting the site and he/she should look for all the things that are readily apparent on the site that is likely to affect the design. Besides this, a designer is also needed to ascertain the nature and load bearing capacity of the soil underneath ground level. In this case given, it is clearly specified that the type of soil is not suitable for that type of building.
Client’s intention in this regard does not matter for an engineer as a professional designer whether a client is going to build that structure or not. A designer’s main duty is to prepare a design for the project created by a client that is technically feasible to erect on the ground. Non-feasible and non-economical design may lead towards the negligence of a designer or they exhibit the incompetence of the designer. If negligence and incompetence are not the case and if the designer perform such task to fulfill the client’s intention only then the designer is not remained as a professional and his/her behavior becomes unethical and immoral. Professionals committing such unethical/immoral acts are subjected to a disciplinary action if not institutionally (as in the case of Nepal) but by the public and their public image will become very low.
It is also to be noted here that a designer’s duty does not end when he/she has completed his/her design. A designer is under a continuing duty to check that his/her design will work in practice and to correct any errors that emerge during the implementation (construction) of that design. In the case given, as the early stage of starting a design work, it has already been known that the soil type is unsuitable. Thus based on the above discussion as a designer, I will not be involved in designing that structure.
Case studies based on Codes of Ethics, Tort, Liability and Negligence in Professional Engineering
Er Satyaman Shrestha was working as a Project Engineer in a road construction project in Chitwan. Er Ramesh Thapa, close friend of Satyaman was also working as a site engineer in the same project for a construction company. Construction work was in full swing. Ramesh and Satyaman were tired every day after the work.Almost every day, Ramesh proposes Satyaman for drinks and good foods in the restaurant after work. After few days of work Satyaman noticed that the ratio of cement mortar used in the stone masonry was 1:6 instead of 1:4 as per design. Similarly, there was 1:3:6 ratio of mixture instead of 1:2:4 as per design in the PCC and RCC works. Satyaman complained of this and asked for the reason. Ramesh told to Satyaman that the strength required for the construction is still safe in the mortar of 1:6 and concrete of 1:3:6 and also this is only the means to cover the overheads of entertainments and other financial benefits, Ramesh did this. Continue reading →
You must have read 7 habits of highly incompetent people by Eric Allen Bell sometimes by now (original author Michael Lee of the highly acclaimed How To Be An Expert Persuader… In 20 Days or Less.) Inspired by this work, I have added 3 more points* to this 7 listed work. This article is NOT intended to be offensive, however. An effective person would address them directly not passive aggressively. If after addressing these people directly, you still aren’t satisfied with these people, move on, you will be doing them and yourself a favor. You can’t control or change other people. You can control and change yourself (as commented by by May). Hope this article gives you way out to be highly competent and of good habits. Continue reading →
Hi, this is Ekendra!
I've been helping Nepal Government implement their e-Governance framework and ICT4D need for better e-Service delivery since 2014.
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