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National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA)

Focus: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

Why in News?

Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs is set to organize a two-day National Workshop on the National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) on 24th & 25th of May, 2023 in New Delhi.

About the Workshop:

Objective:

  • The objective of the workshop is to encourage legislatures of all states and union territories to adopt the National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) platform.
  • The aim is to promote transparency, accountability, and responsiveness in the conduct of house business through the use of technology.

Workshop Details:

  • This workshop is the second of its kind, following the first workshop held in September 2018.

About National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA):

Nodal Ministry:

  • The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs is the nodal ministry responsible for overseeing the implementation of NeVA.

Definition and Purpose:

  • NeVA is one of the 44 Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) under the Digital India Programme initiated by the Government of India.
  • Its purpose is to transform the functioning of all State Legislatures into a paperless environment, creating a “Digital House.”

Features:

  • NeVA is a member-centric and device-neutral application designed to provide legislators with comprehensive access to various aspects of House Business.
  • It includes member contact details, rules of procedure, notices, bills, starred/unstarred questions and answers, committee reports, and more, accessible on handheld devices or tablets.

Present Status:

  • So far, 21 State legislatures have signed Memorandum of Understanding for implementing NeVA, and the project has been sanctioned for 17 legislatures.
  • Among these, 9 legislatures have already become fully digital and are operational on the NeVA platform.

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