Shri Yumnam Khemchand Singh, Hon’ble Speaker presided over the inaugural Session of the two-day National Orientation workshop on National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA), organized by Manipur Legislative Assembly Secretariat. Addressing the gathering of over 60 Officials from Manipur Legislative Assembly Secretariat and Officials from various departments of Manipur Government assured full cooperation from the Manipur Legislative Assembly for making it successful.
NeVA, an initiative by Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, aims to make all the Legislatures of the country paperless by making the proceedings of the Houses digital. It is an attempt to provide the information about the functioning of House to the common citizen at the click of a button. The iOS and android app of NeVA along with the NeVA Website, will act as a repository of data related to the business of all Legislatures in the country in a uniform manner.
NeVA aims to live up-to its potential of being ‘One Nation, One Application’. This uniformity of database will lead to easy and effective engagement of citizens with the Government, which will lead to efficient delivery of services and ensure reliability, efficiency, transparency and accountability of all the stakeholders. NeVA will bring Legislatures closer to citizens, thereby taking a decisive step in achievement of substantive democracy.
Shri Kh. Rajen Singh, State Informatics Officer of National Informatics Centre, Manipur spoke regarding the salient features of NeVA which is a part of Digital India Programme and Smt. M. Ramani Devi, Secretary, Manipur Legislative Assembly Secretariat spoke regarding the salient features of the application. They spoke about the benefits of digitalization and making Legislatures paperless. And it will also ensure ease of access of important information about functioning of Legislatures in a simplified format to everyone. Smt. Athokpam Nungshitombi Devi, Secretary (Law) and Officials from various Departments also attended the workshop.
Lectures were delivered by Shri Arpit Tyagi and Shri Rahul Kumar Agarwal, NeVA Coordinators, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India gave lectures on important features of NeVA. Technical sessions were also conducted, including a live, hands-on demonstration of the application. An experience sharing session was also conducted regarding the challenges as well as the benefits of implementing the project. Through group discussions an attempt was made to answer all the queries of the participants.