Chairman, Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali and Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Dr Nirmal Singh today inaugurated 2-Day orientation workshop on National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) here at Central Hall of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Secretariat.The orientation workshop programme on NeVA is being organized by the Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature in collaboration with the NeVA team of Union Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs with the aim to promote total paperless working in the LC/ Assembly secretariat.Secretary, Parliamentary Affairs, S N Tripathi was also present at the inaugural function.NeVA Coordinator, Arpit Tyagi and Data Base Administrator Sameer Versani highlighted the objectives and importance of the National e-Vidhan Application through a power point presentation. A video documentary on the implementation of the project in Assemblies of different states of the country was also screened on the occasion.It was informed that the NeVA is a mission Mode Project to digitize and make the functioning of State Legislatures paperless. Neva is a member centric application so as to equip them to handle diverse House Business smartly by putting entire information needed by them in their hand held devices/tablets and equip all the Branches of Legislatures/ Department to handle it efficiently.The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, is the 'Nodal Ministry' for implementation of e-Vidhan MMP and empowered to take all necessary steps to promote and rollout e-vidhan- re-designated as National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) in all the 31 states/UTs.
On the occasion, a Technical session was held in which, the NeVA team gave a detailed presentation about the installation of NeVA application, One Nation One Application and their functioning. The team also briefed about Master Data Entry, Question Module, Listing of Business Module etc.The Secretary, Parliamentary Affairs also highlighted the importance of implementation of the National e-Vidhan Application project.Speaker, Dr Nimal Singh appreciated the efforts made by the IT branches of Assembly and Council for taking necessary steps to digitize the records of the two houses under the mission. He said that during the workshop the participants would be made aware as to how the digitization, availability and applicability of information could save precious time, money, energy and resources of the Houses and its members and increase their efficiency manifold.Among others present were Secretary, Legislative Council, Muzafar Ahmad Wani, Secretary, Legislative Assembly, Achal Sethi, Joint Secretary, Parliamentary Affairs, Satya Prakash, besides officers and officials of Council and Assembly Secretariats were also participated in the workshop.Earlier, Director Technical, Rakesh Jamwal, Deputy Secretary, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat Nodal Officer), Under Secretary, Qazi Mushtaq Ahmed Nodal Officer, Incharge IT Branch, Vishal Sharma gave detailed presentation on the process of digitization of records and other proceedings under Digital India Mission.