New Delhi, Nov 26: Parliament of India has taken a big decision. The two Houses have gone paperless from Thursday, Nov 26. The sole intention behind taking the decision is to digitalise the Parliament of the country.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday announced that all MPs will be entitled to buy an iPad and Parliament will reimburse the price of the gadget.
Winter Sesssion of the Parliament has begun and henceforth all annual reports from the ministries, committee reports, private members' bills, unstarred questions and bulletin -1 will be uploaded on Parliament website, Sumitra Mahajan informed MPs.
However, a source in Parliament was quoted as saying, "If anyone wants a printed version, they will have the option for some more time. But once the training programme for the MPs is over, everyone will have to use the digital version."
The source also said, "Parliament website has been redone and all the reports will be uploaded immediately after they are tabled in Parliament."
Soon, all MPs will be able to use 4G internet connection through WiFi at the both Houses, Central Hall and the residences of the MPs.
The source, meanwhile, informed that Parliament officials will make messaging apps more effective, so that MPs can avoid paper slips completely.
MPs will also be given unique and simple mail IDs, added the source while speaking about the latest decision taken by the Parliament of India.