Digital India Current Affairs

National e-Vidhan Application: National Orientation workshop held in New Delhi

Union Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs had held two-day National Orientation workshop on National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal. On this occasion, new website of NeVA was also launched.

National Orientation workshop on NeVA

The focus of the workshop was to encourage all State Legislatures to move towards e-Vidhan platform and bring in transparency, accountability and responsiveness in their conduct of business. It included technical sessions and group discussions.

It facilitated exposure for delegates about positive attributes of NeVA, deliberations on issues faced by different State Legislatures in implementation of e-Vidhan and finding solutions thereof.  It was attended by over 200 delelgates, including senior officers from Secretariats of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, 31 Legislative Assemblies and 7 Legislative Councils from across the country

National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA)

NeVA is initiative of Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. It aims to make all legislatures in the country paperless by making proceedings of houses digital. It also aims to provide information about functioning of House to common citizen at click of button.

NeVA is member-centric, decentralised digital application that makes information available on digital platform about day to day functioning of legislative houses. It hosts secure page for each Member of House for submitting Questions and other Notices.

It includes mobile applications (both on iOS and android platform) along with NeVA website which act as repository of data related to business of all Legislatures in the country in uniform manner. The user friendly app has made information on conduct of business in Legislatures accessible anytime, anywhere to everyone. It has been deployed in Cloud (Meghraj).

Significance

NeVA serves as ‘One Nation, One Application’ by bringing uniformity of database for easy and effective engagement of citizens with Government. This will lead to efficient delivery of services and ensure reliability, efficiency, transparency and accountability of all the stakeholders. It will bring legislatures closer to citizens, thereby taking decisive step in achievement of substantive democracy. It can be used by Legislatures as well as all Government Departments.

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Digital North East Vision 2022 released in Guwahati

The Digital North East Vision 2022 was released in Guwahati, Assam by Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad. It was released in presence of Chief Ministers and IT Ministers of North East States and senior officials of Central Government Ministries including DoT and DoNER etc. First electronics manufacturing cluster in northeastern region was also inaugurated in Guwahati, Assam.

Digital North East Vision 2022

He vision document emphasizes on leveraging digital technologies to transform lives of people of north east and enhance ease of living. It identifies eight digital thrust areas namely, Digital Infrastructure, Digital services, Promotion of Electronics Manufacturing, Digital empowerment, Promotion of IT and ITes including BPOs, Digital Payments, Innovation & Startups and Cyber security.

It has developed state-wise roadmaps for implementing digital initiatives in North East States. Through these, it aims to empower the people of the North Eastern region. Under Digital North East, Union government will invest nearly Rs. 10,000 crore in egion over next 4 years to implement more than 400 projects.

Digital North East is envisioned as an integral part of Digital India programme. It will help in leveraging power of Information Technology to leapfrog the overall development of North East region and realize its full potential.

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