Bhubaneswar: The House Committee, formed for the purpose of overseeing the complete computerization of Odisha Legislative Assembly (OLA)’s daily activities at its secretariat and the sessions, today decided to further speed up the present developmental activities.
Speaker Dr Surya Narayan Patro has issued directive that all the Assembly staff should be imparted necessary training for the purpose so that all the requisite activities and movement of files could be done by means of e-computer.
The Speaker also directed that the Assembly should be brought under the e-Assembly mission mode soon.
Today’s meeting was attended by senior legislators Debi Prasad Mishra, Tara Prasad Bahinipati, Subas Chandra Panigrahi and Assembly Secretary Dasharathi Satpathy.
As per the minutes of the House Committee’s deliberations, a unanimous resolution had been adopted on e-Assembly purpose on April 7, 2012 and accordingly, a House Committee was formed and it had been on a study tour to Rajasthan, Maharashtra and the Lok Sabha of our Parliament.
The House Committee had then submitted a report recommending that the daily activities of Odisha Assembly should be digitized by the National Institute of Information and Technology. The Committee had also recommended for complete computerization of the reporter unit, business proceedings report unit, and question & answer unit.
While the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry has sanctioned Rs 1,2,96,408 grant for this purpose, 40% of the rest amount has been sanctioned by the State Electronic and Information & Technology Department.
OCAC has been given the funds and entrusted with the job to fully-computerized the Secretariat of Odisha Legislative Assembly.
The activities are being done on a war-footing, a press communiqué stated.
Odisha Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh directed today to further pace up the ongoing work so that all the units are fully computerized soon, the press communiqué added.