Goa Assembly goes 'paperless': A move towards digital India

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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar with PM Modi
Ever since Manohar Parrikar took over as Chief Minister of Goa, the State has been setting various examples for others to follow. Latest in the series is the ongoing Session of the State Assembly which has gone 'paperless'. For the first time in the history of India, the Monsoon Session of the Goa Legislative Assembly started on July 22 will be paperless, where all the processes i.e, dealing of applications, proposals and Bills, will be online.

The development sends a strong message in favour Modi's vision of a digital India.

Speaking in Goa last month, Modi had called for a digital BJP calling upon the Goa unit to start experimenting with Technology. Modi during his election campaign before the Lok Sabha poll has been vocal about developing a Digital India.

Development sends a strong message in favour Modi's vision of a digital India

Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar had earlier announced that the entire session would be almost paperless, with over 95 per cent of the business going online. The Legislature department accepted majority of the questions online from the legislators for Session, while the replies tabled during the Question Hour on Wednesday were uploaded on the website of the Assembly.

The move will ensure transparency

The move will ensure an open and transparent governance. It would not only make the Government's work easier and faster, but also enable the people to have an idea about what is happening in the Assembly.

In order to achieve Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious target of Digital India by 2019, the Central Government will soon roll out Rs 500 crore in the schemes aimed at achieving transparency in decision-making, enabling quick service delivery.

Speaking on the Digital India, President Pranab Mukherjee, in his address to Parliament, said that it would be the "backbone" of the Government's "new ways of working".

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