Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh assembly launches India’s first E-Vidhan Mobile apps

Himachal Pradesh Government on 30 March 2015 launched part one of E-Vidhan Mobile apps. 

E-Vidhan Mobile apps will enable all 68 members of state assembly to get the entire House business on their smartphones and tablets, laid in the House 45 minutes before the beginning of the daily proceedings.

With this Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha became the first state assembly in the country to launch this app to facilitate smart-working.

Key facts

  • The app will provide notifications of the Vidhan Sabha’s press releases, bulletins, budget speeches, documents and the bills tabled in the House to members.
  • The bills introduced or laid for discussion in assembly will be made available to the members.
  • The reports laid in the house by the committees, information about government notification, budget speech and salary and perks’ drawn by members will be viewed on the apps.
  • The information provided on the apps could be corrected on line.
  • To access the apps, wi-fi service will be made available to the members in side assembly complex during the session.

The hi-tech E-Vidhan system will help state government to save 8 crore rupees per annum spent on the paper.

Next phase i.e. part two of E-Vidhan Mobile apps will be launched later. Part two of E-Vidhan Mobile apps will facilitate MLAs in their constituency management works. It will also help to attend grievances of the people online and also interact with officials of the constituency.


Union Government sanctions Rs. 2,000 crore relief for drought affected areas in Maharashtra

Union Government on 24 March 2015 sanctioned 2,000 crore rupees as a relief package for the areas affected by drought in Maharashtra in the year 2014.

Decision in this regard was taken at high-level committee meeting of National Disaster Management headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The amount has been sanctioned by the Committee under National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).

The relief package was sanctioned by the high level committee proposal after they had examined the inputs of the central team which visited the drought affected areas of the State. The sanctioned amount is four times higher than the amount of nearly 500 crore rupees sanctioned in the year 2013.

In the year 2014, due to poor Monsoon many parts of Maharashtra state were affected from severe drought conditions which in-turn had severe impact on the crop yields and drinking water supply.

Apart from this decision, the high-level committee meeting also decided to sanction the required assistance from NDRF to the flood hit Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

The committee decided to sanction this assistance after examining the proposals of the Central Team to the States affected by severe Natural Disasters in the year 2014.


Himachal Pradesh government launches Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System Project

Himachal Pradesh government has launched Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) Project in the state.

This project will enable the State Police to raise the benchmark of professional efficiency besides catching interstate criminals more quickly.

It was launched by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh from State Police Headquarters in Shimla.

About Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) Project

  • CCTNS project is funded by the Union government with budget of Rs. 19 Crore.
  • Himachal Pradesh is the first state in India to launch this project prepared by the Union Home Ministry after Mumbai attack of 26/11.
  • CCTNS project will connect 177 sites and 114 police stations in the state besides13 district headquarters, 26 sub-divisional police officers and three police ranges headed by IPG rank officers with state crime records bureau.
  • It will also connect CID crime branch, 14 control rooms, finger print bureau, forensic science laboratory, 16 CCTNS training centres including state data centre and data recovery centre.
  • CCTNS project will also provide multiple channels to access citizen-centric services and online access for registering petitions on real-time basis.