Bhubaneswar: The state government has begun the process for implementation of the National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) project to enable the Odisha Assembly to handle its diverse business smartly.
Informing this to the media here on Tuesday, Speaker Surya Narayan Patro said starred and unstarred questions and answers will now be available in the NeVA application and the legislators can apply online. The legislators will be imparted training for proper handling of this new application. “The state government has made budgetary provisions to make the State Assembly paperless,” he said.
The Speaker also informed that efforts are on to make the State Assembly campus wi-fi enabled very soon.
NeVA is a device neutral and member-centric application created to handle diverse house business smartly by putting entire information regarding member contact details, rules of procedure, list of business, notices, bulletins, bills, starred/unstarred questions and answers, papers laid and committee reports. Apart from the legislators, the citizens also have access to this information.
The e-Vidhan is a mission mode project included in Digital India Programme while the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (MoPA) is the nodal ministry for its implementation in all the states and Union Territories with legislatures.
The funding for e-Vidhan is provided by the MoPA and the technical support by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). The format for paperless assembly has already been adopted by Himachal Pradesh.