MPs get Rs 50k to go paperless; buy iPads

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  1. Blackwater

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    Struggling to store the ever-growing mass of printed documents, the Lok Sabha has started offering parliamentarians money to buy electronic devices and go paperless.

    A special financial assistance of Rs 50,000 each has been earmarked for MPs of the Lower House to buy iOS-based Apple iPads or Android-based Samsung Galaxy Tab (eReaders). Also on the anvil is wi-fi connectivity for select parts of the Parliament to enable MPs to access reports and even proceedings of the House live.

    The decision to provide money to the MPs to buy electronic devices and help reduce their dependence on printed papers was taken by the Lok Sabha Committee on Paperless Office recently. The committee headed by Deputy Speaker Karia Munda has also directed the LS secretariat to stop printing papers for journalists covering Parliament though the service has been restored temporarily in the absence of alternative arrangements for scribes who need documents for accurate reporting.

    But MPs are being expected to use iPads and eReaders to get going with the new regime. “MPs are entitled to Rs 50,000 to buy iOS-based Apple iPads or Android-based Samsung Galaxy Tab (eReaders) for reduced dependence on copies of parliamentary papers. An arrangement has been made by the House secretariat to hold familiarisation programmes for MPs to help them use gadgets,” a Lok Sabha document in possession of The Tribune reads.

    Secretary General of the Lower House TK Vishwanathan maintained going paperless was the way for the future. Speaking exclusively to The Tribune, he said wi-fi connectivity was also being proposed for the Lok Sabha on the lines of other parliaments in the world.

    “Ultimately we have to go paperless. We have offered electronic devices to MPs though the response is not too good at the moment. We are also proposing wi-fi connectivity for Lok Sabha, except the House chamber. The Intelligence Bureau has cited security concerns but we believe a way out can be found. We will take the proposal to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Security,” Vishwanathan said.

    The RS is already wi-fi enabled in parts. Asked how mediapersons would be expected to cope with the pressure of job without MP-like access to electronic devices inside the LS media gallery, the Secretary General said, “We could find a way to lend electronic devices to mediapersons for use while they are around. But any such proposal could take long to materialise as it has financial implications. But we can consider it.”

    Other top LS sources said there was acute space shortage in the Parliament complex and storage of printed documents was becoming a challenge.



    The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Nation
     
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  3. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

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    yeah tumbacoo kahnewala I-pad use karega:laugh::laugh::laugh::taunt::taunt::taunt::taunt::taunt::taunt:



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  4. Iamanidiot

    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    Epitome of Bihar ka soft power Lalooo!
     
  5. Blackwater

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    Yeah I-pad use karrenge


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    Yeah doodhwala I- pad use karega:scared1::scared1::scared1::scared1::scared1:


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    Isn`t 50k to much by the way one more opportunity to swindle money as there would be no paper in future an so no proof of corruption
     
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    Why not make them use Akash tab ?
    Dont they have pride in national product ?
     
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    This is most of them need actually....
     
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    ^^^^

    Most of them need this first:
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