The government of Nepal will soon enact the Electronic Transaction Ordinance (ETO), extending legal recognition to electronic records and digital signatures.
For the first time digital signature is getting introduced in Nepal. His Majesty's Government (HMG) had enacted the Electronic Transaction Ordinance (ETO), known in some quarters as Cyber Law of Nepal. HMG has recently appointed a Controller of Certification Authority (CCA) and in this regard the CCA office has already started its function. ETO is expected to serve for the legal recognition of transactions carried out by electronic forms as alternatives to paper-based methods of communication with wider implications on national level.