High-tech at Vidhan Sabha fails to enthuse CM

  • Gaurav Bisht, Hindustan Times, Shimla
  • Updated: Jul 11, 2014 20:35 IST

Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha may have become the first house in the country to go green, but technology adopted to make it paperless has apparently not gone down well with chief minister Virbhadra Singh.

“Latest technology could have been adopted to make the Vidhan Sabha paperless. The technology adopted under the E-Vidhan is not the latest, it will become obsolete in the coming years,” chief minister Virbhadra Singh told Hindustan Times.

Virbhadra Singh felt that Vidhan Sabha should function in the traditional way as the house will take time to adjust to the new system. “I find the size of font appearing on the monitor is too small. If one stands up on his seat it's difficult to read what appears on the monitor,” said Virbhadra Singh.

The software interface for the Vidhan Sabha secretariat includes question processing system, issuing of notice to departments, reply by departments, digitisation and publishing of verbatim record of the House/committee proceedings, legislative assembly bills, publishing of budget, control over budget and scrutiny over government finances by legislative assembly, press and media information systems, generation of identity cards, passes, publishing of bulletins, HR, procurement and stock inventory, diary and dispatch and library information system.

Two swallows cannot make summers.
The chief minister took a dig at his detractors, saying that there was no threat to his government. “Two swallows cannot make summers,” said he, hitting out his detractors.

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