e-Vidhan system in Uttar Pradesh
A delegation of MLAs from Gujarat visited the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly on 9th June to learn about the e-Vidhan system for paperless proceedings which has been recently adopted by the UP State Legislative Assembly.
Uttar Pradesh is one of the few state legislatures in India to have implemented the digital assembly system, and its last session was fully digitised.
Earlier in May, a training program was organized to familiarize the delegates with the technology.
What is the E-Vidhan System?
The E-Vidhan System is also called The National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA).
It is a system to digitize the legislative bodies of all the Indian states and Parliament through a single platform.
It consists of a website and a mobile app.
House proceedings, starred/unstarred questions and answers, committee reports etc. will be available on the portal.
By 2023, the proceedings of all the Legislative Assemblies, both the Houses of Parliament and the State Assemblies and Legislative Councils will be available on a single platform.
Other states that implemented this system
Nagaland became the first state to implement NeVA, in March 2022.
The Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh implemented the pilot project of NeVA in 2014.
Although both the houses of Parliament are not fully digital yet, governments across the world are moving towards adopting digital mode.
In December 2021, the Government of Dubai became the world’s first government to go 100 percent paperless.
There has been a significant shift towards digitization by the government in recent years.
NeVA aims to streamline the information related to various state legislatures and eliminate the use of paper in day to day functioning.
The idea of "one nation one legislative platform" was mentioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2021.
A digital platform provides the necessary technological boost to our parliamentary system and at the same time connects all the democratic units of the country.
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