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K’taka state legislature moving towards paperless system

E-Vidhan would make the functioning of legislature paperless, transparent, productive and more accountable to the public

Prime News, State, (Bengaluru), February 3:-Karnataka is briskly moving towards making functioning of state legislature paperless under a project titled E-Vidhan, the state Legislative Council Chairman D H Shankarmurthy said on Friday.

The chief whips of all political parties in Karnataka had attended the 18th All India Whips Conference at Udaipur where deliberations were held on paperless Parliament and state legislatures, he told reporters here.

E-Vidhan would make the functioning of legislature paperless, transparent, productive and more accountable to the public and economise the entire legislative process, he said.

The conference made a number of recommendations for smooth and efficient working of state legislatures in the light of the experience gained by the whips, Shankarmurthy said.

A whip is a member of a political party’s parliamentary body responsible for discipline within the party.

Their main job is ensuring that their members in Parliament and legislature vote in line with the party’s official policy on important issues.

Shankarmurthy said a plan was prepared by legislature officials after visiting Himachal Pradesh Legislature in May 2015.

“Himachal Pradesh, though it is small state, has fully adopted E-Vidhan,” he said.

By enabling this, the model will put an end to “practises of needless paper work,” Shankarmurthy said.

“It will also help legislators track questions, notices and subjects, pertaining to their constituencies at the touch of the icon in their smart electronic gadgets,” he added.

The legislators could browse through the agenda of the day, Question Hour questions and attachments to their questions, among other things, Shankarmurthy added.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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