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Punjab Vidhan Sabha turns paperless, all official working digitalised: Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, September 22

Under the dynamic leadership of the Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, all functioning of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha has been made paperless and now all business of the forthcoming Assembly session will be completely digital and paperless.

Disclosing this here on Thursday, The Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Mr. Kultar Singh Sandhwan said that for the first time the National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) Project has been implemented in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, to make all the proceedings digital and bring transparency in governance and reducing vast expense for paper.

Addressing the occasion, during the second session of the two-day training session of NeVA, Mr. Sandhwan said that a digital wing has been set up to make the functioning of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha hi-tech and to connect it with modern technology, which is the utmost need of the hour. The Speaker said that the digital wings comprises of a IT cell, NIC cell, modern training room (NeVA Seva Kendra), hi-tech control room, network control room among others.

The Speaker said that with the use of the NeVA App, the participation of the people through live webcasting of the proceedings of the House would increase and the functioning of the Secretariat of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha would also become more streamlined. He said that documents will also be presented in the House through electronic mode and members and staff of the Legislative Assembly will get paperless facilities.

Sandhwan lauded the efforts of NIC (IT), Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India; Department of Administrative Reforms, Punjab; Punjab Vidhan Sabha staff and said that this project has been executed due to their tireless and diligence working.

Mukesh Kumar, Under Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India; Sanjeev Kumar, Senior Director (IT), NIC, Rajesh Rana, Consultant and Assistant Director Mrs. Preeti Yadav were also specially felicitated on the occasion by the speaker.

Earlier, Sanjeev, Senior Director (IT), NIC the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India highlighted the details of the NeVA project. He shared the guidelines of the project and his experiences in implementing the project in different states. During his special presentation, he gave detailed information about the NeVA app.

Meanwhile, the MLAs were also given training on the use of the mobile app. During this workshop, mock sessions and question-answer sessions were also organised. During this workshop, NIC officials and Punjab Vidhan Sabha and NIC IT staff handed over the IDs to the members of the Legislative Assembly and informed them about logging in and using their password.

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