Lok Sabha MPs to be tech-savvy, MPs to get iPads

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New Delhi, Dec 3: With the aim to make the office paperless, the Lok Sabha secretariat has approved Rs 50,000 for each members of Parliament to buy an iPad.

"We are encouraging MPs to use iPads. This would save a lot of paper," said TK Vishwanathan, secretary general of Lok sabha.

Official claimed that they send the daily notices, questions, answers and details of the house proceedings in a printed format but now if the MPs will use iPads, then they can check the information in a digital format.

"It is easier to retrieve and rearrange information in a digital format," he added.

The Lok Sabha secretariat has already reduced printing many reports tabled in the House, they have started uploading it in the official websites, so that "People can download this information and print it if they want."

Vishwanathan asserted that after the winter session, he will review the paperless office. The secretariat has also decided to make a selective part of the Lok Sabha Wi-Fi so that MPs can access reports and watch the live proceedings of the House. Due to the security concerns, Wi-Fi is not possible for the floor of the house and chambers where standing committee meetings are held, sources claimed.

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