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25/05/23 06:39 AM IST

National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA)

In News
  • The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs hosted a two-day National Workshop on the National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA).
About NeVA
  • NeVA is part of the “Digital India Programme” initiated by the Government of India and is classified as one of the 44 Mission Mode Projects (MMPs).
  • Its purpose is to eliminate the need for paper-based operations in all State Legislatures, transforming them into digital entities. Currently, 21 State legislatures have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement NeVA.
  • The National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) is a centralized web-based application that digitizes the functioning of state legislatures in India.
  • It aims to facilitate paperless proceedings, promote transparency, and streamline legislative processes.
  • NeVA acts as a one-stop solution for lawmakers, enabling them to access various legislative documents, participate in discussions, and efficiently manage legislative operations.
  • NeVA provides a secure and centralized repository for storing and managing legislative documents such as bills, reports, proceedings, and committee reports. This digital platform eliminates the need for physical copies, reducing paperwork and associated costs.
  • NeVA ensures real-time dissemination of information, making legislative proceedings accessible to the public. It offers live streaming of sessions, committee meetings, and events, fostering transparency and increasing citizen engagement in the democratic process.
Benefits
  • NeVA streamlines legislative processes, reducing paperwork, and automating several tasks. It enables lawmakers to access and manage documents digitally, saving time and enhancing overall efficiency.
  • Enhanced Transparency: NeVA promotes transparency by providing citizens with easy access to legislative proceedings. The live streaming feature allows citizens to witness debates and discussions, fostering accountability and trust in the democratic process.
  • Cost and Resource Optimization: NeVA significantly reduces the costs associated with printing, distribution, and storage of physical documents. The digital platform also minimizes the need for physical infrastructure, making it an environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution.
Source- PIB

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