New Delhi: Speaker Vidhan Sabha Dr. Rajeev Bindal requested Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar for according sanction for establishing the National e-Vidhan Academy at Tapovan in Dharamshala, which is essential for successful implementation e-Vidhan.

Bindal apprised Union Minister that National e-Vidhan Academy would facilitate in imparting trainings and holding seminars for the MPs/MLAs and officers from all over India for understanding and adopting e-Vidhan process in their respective Legislative Bodies.

Vidhan Sabah Speaker informed the Minister that Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly has become India’s first ever high-tech Paperless Legislative Assembly by launching e-Vidhan System on 4th August 2014. Speaker further informed that a group of officers of Parliamentary Affairs visited Shimla in October, 2015 to study the function of e-Vidhan (Paperless Assembly) Project of Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly and its relevance to Parliament and other Legislative Bodies.

E-governance committee of the State Assembly had also suggested e-Vidhan application of H.P. Legislative Assembly may be customized and localized for all other Legislatures under e-Sansad and e-Vidhan MMP. The committee also recommended for establishing National e-Vidhan Academy at Tapovan under Ministry of Parliament Affairs, Government of India for conducting trainings and seminars for MPs/MLAs and officers from all over India.

The HP Legislative Assembly has already given consent for establishing National e-Vidhan Academy at Tapovan, but there is a need of signing a proper MOU between the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and HP Vidhan Sabha.

Bindal predecessor Brij Bihari Lal Butail had also raised the demand with Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in 2016 to approve the proposal of the State for establishing National e-Vidhan Academy at Tapowan (Dharamshala) Vidhan Sabha Complex.