Digital Drukyul Flagship Program


Digital Drukyul Flagship Program aims to harness the power of ICT to transform Bhutan into a smart and inclusive society.


The program objective shall be achieved through focused turnkey initiatives that will radically improve citizens’ satisfaction of public services in the areas of health care, education business licensing and other critical public services.


An electronic patient information system to centrally manage patient records of all health centers will be developed and about 1000 schools, hospitals and offices will be provided with broadband Internet connection.

Issuance of business licenses of all categories, clearances for export and import, and most commonly availed public services such as birth registration, death registration, pension services, marriage certificate, vehicle services, issuance of various permits, construction approvals and utility services, will be streamlined and eased by enabling government agencies to interact and coordinate more efficiently without burdening the citizens.

A robust ICT infrastructure and systems such as a single digital identity and access to reliable information systems; while also developing a strong domestic ICT industry to not only sustain the initiatives but also leverage it for digital export in the future.

It is also expected that the successful implementation of the program will lay the foundation for the success of e-Commerce in Bhutan.

The following are the components under Digital Drukyul Flagship Program:

  1. Integrated Citizen Services
  2. E-Patient Information System (up to BHU II level implementation)
  3. Digital School (EMIS 3.0 and digital courses)
  4. E-Business (Integrated Business Licensing and Single Customs-Trade System)
  5. One Digital Identity (Digital identity, biometrics and digital signature)
  6. Government Initiated Network (1000 government offices, schools and hospitals and 5 rings in backbone network to be connected)
  7. ICT Capacity and Capability (ICT professionals’ certification and digital literacy for non- ICT)
Program Key Objective Main Results Coverage Component
Digital Drukyul

Nu 2557 million

Harness power of ICT to transform Bhutan into a smart and inclusive society
  • Institutionalize e-Patient Information System
  •  Create Digital Schools
  • Integrate e-business services (business licensing & Single window for trade)
  • Digital ID
  • Connectivity to about 1000 schools, hospitals and offices
  • ePIS (27 hospitals, 23 BHU-I and 186 BHU-II) by 2022/23.
  • 200,000+  Digital ID
  • Digital ID
  • Integrated Citizen Services
  • Digital School
  • EPIS
  • Government Initiated Network
  • Enhancement of ICT sector capability
  • e-business