Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha is the first ever high-tech paperless Assembly implementing e-Vidhan system and a role model to other State Assemblies to follow this practice.
This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the participants of the 34th International Training Programme in Legislative Drafting and Officers of Lok Sabha here today. Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training Lok Sabha is organising this Training Programme under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation, in which about 43 representatives from 27 countries are participating.
Chief Minister said that this initiatives made by the State Vidhan Sabha is appreciable in saving huge expenses of Government on paper and unnecessary plying of vehicles during Assembly session. The implementation of e-Constituency Management will prove a pragmatic step towards
empowerment of members of legislatures using information technology.
He said that such workshops and programmes go a long way in better understanding the functioning and working of State Legislative Assemblies in different parts of the world.
Jai Ram Thakur said that Himachal Pradesh has no pre-constitutional history as it itself was a post independence creation. The State first came into existence as a centrally administrated territory on 15th April 1948 and 18th State of Indian Union of 25th January, 1971. Today Himachal Pradesh is one of the fastest developing State of the Country and undoubtedly a most progressive hilly State, he added.
Speaker State Vidhan Sabha Dr. Rajiv Bindal said that all the participants were here for an attachment programme with Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha, Judicial Academy, Indian Institute of Advance Study and Himachal Institute of Public Administration (HIPA), Shimla. He said that most of the participants are judicial officers, legal advisors, officers of legislative assemblies and Member of Parliament from South Sudan.
Under Secretary Lok Sabha Secretariat Puneet Bhatia thanked the Chief Minister and the Speaker for sparing their time from interacting with the participants.
Additional Chief Secretary Dr. Shrikant Baldi, Director Lok Sabha Secretariat was also present on the occasion among.