Functions, Duties and Powers

The functions and duties of the Authority shall be as follows: -

  • To provide suggestions to Nepal Government on the policy, plan and program to be adopted by Nepal Government for the development of the Telecommunications Service.
  • To make the Telecommunications Service reliable and easily available to the public.
  • To make necessary arrangement to avail basic Telecommunications Service and facilities in all rural and urban areas throughout the kingdom of Nepal.
  • To involve the national and foreign private sector investors in the operation of the Telecommunications Service.
  • To make arrangement for the coordination and healthy competition among the persons providing Telecommunications Service and facilities, so as to provide such service and facilities to all public in general.
  • To prescribe, fix and approve the standard and quality standard of the plant and equipment relating to the Telecommunications and the Telecommunications Service.
  • To regularize and systematize Telecommunications Service.
  • To grant License to operate the Telecommunications Service.
  • To approve and regularize the fees to be collected by a person having obtained License for providing the Telecommunications Service.
  • To perform the functions relating to the frequency in accordance with the policy determined by the Radio Frequency Policy Determination Committee.
  • To carry out or cause to carry out the research about the development and use of new technology in the field of Telecommunications.
  • To cause to develop the skilled manpower for the Telecommunications Sector.
  • To develop and extend or cause to develop and extended the Telecommunications Service in such a way that it protects the rights and interests of the consumers.
  • To develop or cause to develops Nepal as an International Transit for Telecommunications.
  • To carry out necessary and appropriate functions for the development and promotion of the Telecommunications Service.