J&K Legislative Assembly to “Go-Green”
Renu Mahajan holds introductory meeting with Members to implement National e-Vidhan in J&K
JAMMU: To introduce paperless functioning in J&K Legislative Assembly and discuss the Detailed Project Report (DPR) prepared by NIC J&K for implementation of National e-Vidhan in J&K, Secretary Legislative Assembly, Renu Mahajan presided over the meeting in this connection with Members of State Project Monitoring Unit-Cum-NeVA (SPMU) here today.
The meeting was attended by Manoj Pandita, Special Secretary Law & Parliamentary Affairs, Dr. Rajinder Kr. Khajuria, Addl. Secy. Information Technology Deptt, Mohammad Saleem Khan, SIO NIC, J&K, Rajesh Tandon Director Finance members SPMU-NeVA and other concerned officers, while the Abhay Kumar ex-SIo NIC and other officers from Kashmir Division participated in the meeting through video conferencing.
Mahajan apprised the Members that National e-Vidhan (NeVA) is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the Digital India Programme. The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (MoPA) is the Nodal Ministry for its implementation in all 31 states/UTs with Legislatures. “The funding for e-Vidhan is provided by the MoPA and technical Support by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MieTY). The funding of Neva is through Central Sponsored Scheme and for UTs 100% funding from Union Government. It is a golden chance for J&K to realize the objective of digitization as envisioned by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” she maintained.
Secretary apprised the Committee members that Lieutenant Governor J&K and Chief Secretary UT have shown their keen interest in this project and without any delay, consent was given for MoU which was duly signed by MoPA.
Mahajan informed the members that in the year 2019 the Union Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs orgainsed a two-day workshop in J&K State Legislature on NeVA and Prime Minister tweeted and congratulated the Speaker and Chairman of the State legislature for the grand success of the conference. “We (team) will visit Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Gujarat, and other State/UTs to know the functioning and proceeding there which would be quite helpful for us for implementation of the project in the right way,” she added.
She said the J&K Assembly will be digitized soon. “A large amount of paper is used in house proceedings, Calling attention ordinances bill and other legislative work during the proceedings of the session. It will save the core of rupees and also help in environmental protection,” said Mahajan.
The members have given their valuable suggestions and said that the chairperson may take the matter with the Chief Secretary for implementation of this project in the newly constructed Assembly Building in Jammu besides, threadbare discussion on other technical accepts of the project also discussed in the meeting.
The Secretary listened to suggestions and issued directions to IT Incharge Assembly to provide a copy of DPR and NeVA guidelines about the project to all the members so that they will get acquainted with every aspect of the project.