Nagaland Becomes First Assembly to Go Paperless by Implementing e-Vidhan App Program | India News

ByLance T. Lee

Mar 20, 2022

Kohima: Nagaland on Saturday made history by becoming the first state assembly in the country to implement the National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) program to become completely paperless.

The Nagaland Assembly Secretariat has attached a tablet or e-book to each table of the 60-member assembly during the current budget session.

“Nagaland becomes the first legislature in India to successfully implement the national e-Vidhan project.

Now Members can use electronic devices to participate in House proceedings. This initiative encourages paperless operations and reflects government’s commitment to Ashta Lakshmi,” Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi tweeted as NeVa works under the supervision of his ministry.

According to the official memo, NeVA is a workflow system deployed on NIC Cloud, MeghRaj, which helps the Speaker of the House conduct House business and conduct House legislative business paperless.

NeVA is a device-independent and member-centric application created to equip them to manage various business from home smartly by putting all information regarding member contact details, rules of procedure, business list, notices, newsletters, invoices, starred / unstarred questions and answers, written documents, committee reports, etc.

in their portable devices/tablets and equip all legislatures/departments to manage it effectively.

NeVA completely eliminates the process of submitting a data collection notice/request. The app hosts a secure page for each Chamber member to submit questions and other notices.

The goal of the project is to bring together all of the country’s legislatures on a single platform, creating a massive data repository without having the complexity of multiple applications.

Paperless Assembly or e-Assembly is a concept involving electronic means to facilitate assembly work.

It allows the automation of the entire legislative process, the monitoring of decisions and documents, the sharing of information.

NeVA implementation expenses are funded by the Center and the state government on a 90:10 split basis.

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