Deputy Of Policy and Program


Ahmad Masood Latif Rai
    Ahmad Masood Latif-Rai
Ahmad Masood Latif-Rai son of Khalilullah Latif Rai was born in Kabul Province in 1986. He studied elementary school up to the 10th grade at Oxford School of Indus College, Peshawar, Pakistan, and completed eleventh and twelfth grades at the Peshawar College in Pakistan, in 2005. In 2006, he joined the University of Peshawar, Pakistan, where he earned a bachelor's degree in information technology by winning a gold medal. Due to his exceptional interest in continuing education, he obtained his master's degree in Informatics 1.3/5.0 German CGPA (equivalent to 94.7%) from the Technical University of Berlin (Germany) in 2016. Having more than 15 years of extensive experience with a proven success record in different organizations in IT Policy Development, Management, Project Management, Administration, Database Design, Software Development, Teaching and Information Security, he learned the ability to have the vision and conceptualize long term perspectives, ability to manage many tasks simultaneously with strong attention to details besides enhanced interpersonal and Managerial skills. In 2011, he worked as a professor in the Department of Computing and Information Science at the Faculty of Computer Science, Kabul Polytechnic University, and from May 2010 to September 2012, was the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and IT at Salam University. From January 2012 to January 2014, he served as General Manager and MIS Manager, Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF-Headcount), World Bank Project, Ministry of Finance, Kabul, Afghanistan. From 2016 to 2018, after returning home from the master's program, Mr. Latif Rai has served as the head of Cyber Security and of the technical team of the Technical University of Berlin and the technical team of the Polytechnic University at the ITCC, Ministry of Higher Education. From 2018 to 2019, he worked as the head of the IT department of the Afghanistan Payment System (APS) at Da Afghanistan Bank. From September 7, 2009, to September 30, 2016, he worked as the head of government student affairs at the Ministry of Higher Education. Using Higher Education Management System (HELMS) e-ID infrastructure for parliamentary elections, use of foundation system - voter approval system, establishment of Research, Innovation and Consulting Center (KPU-CRIC) at Kabul Polytechnic University, national cyber security for Standardization of information security in Afghanistan and student reform program to simplify student affairs in the Ministry of Higher Education and Universities are among the programs and notes that have been sent to the relevant authorities by Mr. Latif Ray for implementation after the approval of the leadership of the government and related institutions. He has also been awarded more honors by reputable national and international institutions for better performance his duties. Ahmad Masood Latif Rai was appointed to the position of Deputy Minister of Information Technology, Communications and Science by Decree No. 759 of president dated 29/6/2020. He officially introduced to the Employees of this Ministry during a special ceremony.



The Planning and Policy Department was established under the umbrella of the Deputy Policy and Program Minister in the structure of 1399 and its main tasks are as follows:
  1. Arranging, organizing and obtaining development budget.
  2. To arrange and unify the plan based on the results, proposal and concept notes.
  3. To attract financial and technical assistance through communication and coordination with relevant national and international agencies.
  4. To arrange and develop policies to the administration for providing better services in the country.
  5. To pursue Memoranda of Understanding and Treaties.
  6. To Prepare and arrange statistical information.
  7. Providing coordination and communication with telecommunication unions.

The Planning and Policy Department consists of three directorates, the duties and responsibilities of which are as follows:

  1. Analysis, Statistics and Reporting Department
  2. design and planning department
  3. policy and cohesion department

Afghanistan Postal Regulatory Authority (APRA) established as the policy making and monitoring agency of activities of government postal service institutions and private organizations to provide postal services in Afghanistan.

Directorate of Afghan Post Service and many more private provider postal services (DHL, TNT, FDX, Bakhtar Express Post and Move on Logistic) already has the license and operates in postal market of Afghanistan.

In order required measures to be taken, it is Therefore to the notice of citizens if there are any problems or complaints raised pertaining delivering services or they indicate that individuals or institutions are providing service illegally without license from APRA, are kindly requested refer the case to Directorate of APRA located in building of Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.

Based on the approved structure, the postal policy unit (directorate) has been newly created in 1399.

Therefore, in accordance with its bill, the above-mentioned directorate is obliged to develop short-term and long-term policies for the postal sector in the country in order to adjust the goals and requirements of the postal sector as per the World Union Standards. To enrich and develop the necessary policies, a committee under the supervision of the Deputy (Policy and Programs) Minister was established in coordination with this directorate and representatives of the Post Office, the Postal Services Regulatory Authority (APRA) and the Plan and Policy Department to develop new post policies.

Work is currently underway on the policy draft.