Government has proposed rolling out e-Sansad and e-Vidhan in Parliament and State Legislatures to digitize and make their functioning paperless. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth kumar will inaugurate the 18th All India Whips’ Conference in Udaipur, Rajasthan tomorrow and will consider to rolling out of e-Sansad and e-Vidhan in Parliament and State Legislatures.
The Delegates of the Whips’ Conference would deliberate on the issue and make suggestions and recommendations for making the rolling out of e-Vidhan a success. In an official release, the Ministry said these projects will make the functioning of Parliament and State Legislatures participative, responsive, transparent, productive and more accountable to the public and make the entire Legislative process more efficient. It said, this environment friendly initiative is in line with the Go Green initiative of the government. The Ministry said, some states have made good progress in the field of automation of their Legislatures but in some states consumption of huge volume of papers is still going.
A whip is an important member of a political party’s parliamentary body, having a central role in floor management in both the Houses of Parliament and is responsible for discipline within the party. Their main job is ensuring that their members in Parliament and legislature vote in line with the party’s official policy on important issues and make sure that the members turn out for important votes.