Our honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a digitally equipped government is coming true. In a latest development, Goa Legislative Assembly has created history by going paperless during the ongoing monsoon Session. According to reports, Goa Legislative Assembly has decided to go paperless in the current session which started from July 22nd.
This means that in the present session the processes like applications, proposals and bills undergo, will be all done online. Sharing more about the move, Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar announced that the Session would be “95 percent paperless” with most of the business including question and answers uploaded online. For the first time ever, questions were accepted online, saving legislators the inconvenience of visiting Porvorim to submit them in person.
While it is a 95 percent paperless move, it sends a strong signal to other state governments that digital is the way forward. It is time to dust all the legacy system that not only involves a lot of hassles but also incurs cost.
This is a great move from the Goa CM Manohar Parrikar who himself has been quite active on social networks. As stated earlier the move strengthens Modi’s vision of having a Digital India where Government is open and governance is transparent.
It’s time for other Indian states to walk the path by going digital.