President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday launched the Gujarat Assembly’s National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) mission, which makes the State Assembly’s proceedings digital and paperless.
The mission was launched on the opening day of the four-day monsoon session of the State Assembly.
“NeVA is a progressive transformation, which will bring transparency in the functioning of the Gujarat Assembly, and also help members of the House access the best practices of other Assemblies,” Ms. Murmu mentioned in her deal with within the Assembly.
NeVA is a pet mission of Gujarat Assembly Speaker Shankar Chaudhary, who has dedicated to make the complete functioning of the Assembly digital, together with the legislative proceedings. All members have a pre-installed pill offering all particulars, together with questions, Bills, and different sources.
The NeVA mission aligns with the broader Digital India Programme representing one of many 44 Mission Mode Projects (MMP).
So far, 21 State Assemblies have signed Memorandums of Understanding to implement NeVA, and funding has been allotted for 17 of them. Nine legislatures have transitioned totally into digital Houses and actively function on the NeVA platform, that’s, all their legislative actions are performed digitally and with out paper.
NeVA epitomises the idea of ‘One Nation, One Application’, with a mission to prioritise cloud-first and mobile-first approaches, all centred round serving the Members of Legislative Assemblies extra successfully. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had initially proposed the idea of ‘One Nation, One Legislative Platform’ in November 2021.
In her deal with, President Murmu lauded the event of the State. “This State has made efforts not only for the welfare of humans but also animals. I am extremely happy to see Gujarat’s development but I would like to draw your attention to one thing — the representation of women in this House. Today women, be it in science and technology, defence or sports, are displaying excellence and should have a representation even in politics,” she mentioned.
Her comment about rising the illustration of ladies within the State Assembly assumes significance amidst the excitement over the push for the Women’s Reservation Bill within the particular session of Parliament slated for September 18-22.
The President didn’t point out ladies’s reservation in politics, in Parliament, or within the State Assemblies.
During the 4 days of the monsoon session, aside from the common enterprise of the House, 9 Bills might be mentioned, together with the Gujarat Common Universities Bill, 2023, which, alleges the opposition Congress, goals to finish pupil politics in universities.