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Daily Current Affairs – 2020
Topic: For Prelims and Mains
NATIONAL e-VIDHAN APPLICATION (NeVA) PROJECT
Why in News?
Meghalaya State Assembly Speaker visited Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Secretariat in Itanagar to get first-hand information about the National e-Vidhan project implemented in the Assembly.
e-Vidhan is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) included in Digital India Programme and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (MoPA) is the ‘Nodal Ministry’ for its implementation in all the States/ UTs with Legislatures.
Funding of NeVA is on the pattern of Central Sponsored Scheme i.e. 60:40; and 90:10 for North East & hilly States and 100% for UTs.
The funding for e-Vidhan is provided by the MoPA and technical support by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
Paperless Assembly or e-Assembly is a concept involving of electronic means to facilitate the work of Assembly.
It enables automation of entire law making process, tracking of decisions and documents, sharing of information.
NeVA aims to bring all the legislatures of the country together, in one platform thereby creating a massive data depository without having the complexity of multiple applications.
Further, live webcasting of Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TVs is also available on this application.
Doordarshan has already been enabled with provision to incorporate similar facility in respect of State Legislatures.
Facts for Prelims :
During his Mann ki Baat programme, the Prime Minister cited the example of Bhagyashree Sahu, young student from Rourkela in Odisha for her keen interest in ‘Pattachitra’ painting.
Patta means cloth, and Chitra means picture. Hence, Pattachitra is a picture painted on a piece of cloth. It is based in the states of West Bengal and Odisha.
Bengal tradition: It is centred around Kalighat (in Kolkata).