It is being dubbed as step towards a paperless environment as the Parliament during the ongoing monsoon session itself has been provided with WiFI intranet.
The system has been installed in both Houses to help save paper.
It is said that due to security reasons, jammers are also present in the premises of the Parliament.
Prior to the arrangement, paper copies for each bill, amendment, standing committee report etc to be distributed for proceedings as they couldn’t be accessed online.
It is also for the debates that the MPs had to visit the library and take printouts of the research material and bring them to the House.
With the institution of WiFi intranet, the MPs and ministers are expected to use it widely thereby reducing the mountain of waste paper generated.
It is said that the Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan during a meeting fortnight ago with the IT ministers flagged the need for a green initiative.
IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and his minister of state SS Ahluwalia met officials of their ministry and sought a blueprint for the venture.
Aware that the wifi should not interfere with the security systems of Parliament, which faced a terror attack in December 2001, officials held meetings with those who plan and execute parliament security.>