Uttar Pradesh assembly went paperless

New Delhi: After further strengthening of good governance by expanding processes like Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and online services to crores of beneficiaries, another milestone towards creating a transparent mechanism, Uttar Pradesh is also the first state in the country to take action. became. The assembly is completely digital and paperless.

Giving this information here on Sunday evening, a government spokesperson claimed that ever since Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took power in Uttar Pradesh with a thumping victory in 2017, there is a lot of emphasis on introducing technology in the functioning of the government. is. and bring transparency.

The spokesperson said that leaving no stone unturned to make India’s most populous state a truly digital state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday launched the National e-Vidhan Application (NEVA) service in the state assembly complex in the presence of Speaker Satish Mahana. Center inaugurated. Claiming that UP was the first state to do so.

Now, under the e-Vidhan (Digitisation/Digitalization of Legislatures) initiative, electronic tablets will be installed at their desks in the Vidhan Sabha to continuously update the MLAs about the proceedings of the House, questions raised and their answers, agenda. day, notice etc. Also, there will be fixed seats for each of the 403 members in the assembly.

Furthermore, it goes without saying that for a state to be fully digital, the process of payments and transactions on digital platforms is the backbone of the movement.

In this sequence, in the last five years, various government services have been made available online by the Yogi Adityanath government. At present, as per the National Government Services Portal, there are about 178 services available online in Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh is one of the best performing states in the country in using the DBT system for the beneficiaries to get the benefits of government schemes directly into their bank accounts.

To strengthen the vision of Minimum Government and Maximum Governance, more and more government schemes are being made available online. To facilitate women, girl students, senior citizens, farmers, athletes to receive financial assistance in the form of scholarships, grants, pensions, medical aid or under schemes like PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi, technology has been used to end Is. Role of brokers, so that corruption can be eradicated. From the year 2017 till now, the Uttar Pradesh government has transferred more than 3 lakh crore rupees to the beneficiaries through DBT setting a record. In the year 2020-21 alone, Rs 56,000 crore had reached the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. On the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, 137 schemes of 27 government departments have been linked to this system. Moreover, during the COVID-19 crisis, benefits were provided to lakhs of farmers, MGNREGA beneficiaries, labourers, workers, women, old and disabled citizens and pensioners without any delay.

Similarly, tenders for all types of purchases made by the government are also invited through the GeM portal. Uttar Pradesh was the highest performing state in the country by purchasing Rs 5,471 crore through GeM portal in the year 2020-21.

Several departments of the UP government have received awards for best performance in the field of e-governance, including two awards to the Department of Higher Education for Digital Library and the system of providing NOCs and certificates of affiliation online. The Sewa Mitra platform designed to facilitate employment and the Khan Mitra platform of the Department of Mining have also been awarded in their category.

Such initiatives and achievements testify to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s vision to make the working of the government transparent, equitable, corruption-free and ensure that the beneficiaries are not deprived of their rights.