NeVA to make functioning of the State legislatures paperless & integrate all 37 Legislative Houses on to ‘One Nation One Application’
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs is organizing a two-day National Workshop on the National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) on 24th and 25th of May, 2023 in New Delhi. It is the second National Workshop on NeVA. The first national workshop was organized in September, 2018.
The two-day National Workshop on National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) will be inaugurated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Leader of House, Rajya Sabha and Union Minister for Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textile along with Shri Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister for Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines, in the Convention Hall, The Hotel Ashok, New Delhi, on 24 th May, 2023 at 10:30 am. Shri V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and External Affairs; Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary, MeitY, Shri Gudey Srinivas, Secretary, MoPA, and Shri Satya Prakash, Additional Secretary, MoPA will also be present in the inaugural session of this National Workshop.
The workshop will be attended by all the stakeholders of NeVA project including the Secretaries and other higher officials of State Assemblies and State Governments along with other dignitaries.
The focus of this workshop is to encourage all State Legislatures to move towards NeVA platform and bring in transparency, accountability and responsiveness in their conduct of house business, through the use of technology.
National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) is one of the 44 Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) under the “Digital India Programme” of Government of India which aims to make the functioning of all State Legislatures paperless by transforming them into ‘Digital House’. Till now, 21 State legislatures have signed Memorandum of Understanding for implementation of the NeVA and the project has been sanctioned for 17 legislatures and funds have been released to them for implementation of the project. Among them, 9 Legislatures have already become fully digital and are Live on NeVA platform. They are conducting all their business end to end in digital and paperless manner.
There will be six sessions over a period of two days of National Workshop. The first session will be dedicated to “NeVA as a platform for Digital House” which will be presented by Shri Satya Prakash, Addl. Secretary and Mission Leader of NeVA project. Thereafter, the second session will be on experience-sharing by those 9 legislatures’ representatives which have gone live through NeVA. At the end of the first day of the workshop, a session on ‘Steps required to be taken for implementation of NeVA’ will be provided by the CPMU, NeVA team.
On the second day of the National Workshop, the first session would be dedicated to “NeVA: Keeping pace with emerging technologies for enabling good governance”. On this subject Shri Gudey Srinivas, Secretary, MoPA will present the session. Shri V. Srinivas, Secretary, DARPG will deliver lecture on ‘Embracing the Digital Infrastructure for Development. Three technical experts from Google Inc, Microsoft and IBM will express their views and guide how the emerging latest technologies like AI etc. can be adopted in NeVA so as to keep it updated for catering to contemporary needs of all the stakeholders of NeVA. Thereafter, the CPMU team of NeVA would provide an overview of the NeVA platform which includes presentation on NeVA modules software like Digital House, Bills Module, Question Module, Committee Modules etc. A Question-and-Answer session would also be taken up by the Secretary, MoPA and Addl. Secretary, MoPA.
The National Workshop will be concluded with a Valedictory Session. Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Law and Justice and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture,Shri Gudey Srinivas, Secretary, MoPA, Shri Rajit Punhani, Secretary, Rajya Sabha Secretariat and CEO, Sansad TV , Shri SatyaPrakash, Addl. Secretary and Mission Leader of NeVA project will also be present in this concluding function.
(The live webcast link of the National Workshop is https://webcast.gov.in/mpa)