Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar has asked his officials to prepare themselves for a paperless Parliament in the days to come. As the new Parliament Building is going to be “technology-driven and paperless”, Dhankhar Monday held an extensive meeting with senior officials from the Rajya Sabha Secretariat and asked them to upskill themselves in the interim, official sources told The Indian Express.
On the second last day of the just-concluded Budget session, Dhankhar had used an I-pad to conduct the proceedings of the Upper House, marking the beginning of a paperless tradition by the chair of the House.
In fact, as the Upper House transitions to the New Parliament Building – most likely during the upcoming monsoon session –I-pads and tablets will become a norm rather than an exception.
He has also asked the officials to send him their suggestions in writing – within the next three days – pertaining to any kind of training requirements, technological skilling or capacity-building, official sources said.
During the hour-long meeting with more than 50 officials from various wings of the RS Secretariat, Dhankhar is also learnt to have asked them to come up with practical suggestions and advice on how to make the working of the Upper House more efficient.Most Read 1 Bigg Boss OTT 2 Finale Live Updates: Elvish Yadav wins Salman Khan’s show, Abhishek Malhan shares message from hospital 2 Happy Independence Day 2023: Wishes Images, Whatsapp Messages, Status, Quotes, and Photos 3 Happy Independence Day 2023: Wishes, images, quotes, status, messages, photos, and greetings cards 4 Gadar 2 box office collection day 4: Sunny Deol film records biggest Monday collections of all time, nets a total of Rs 173 cr 5 Bigg Boss OTT 2 finale: Alia Bhatt wanted to hide outside Bigg Boss sets to hug Pooja Bhatt after the show ended, says Mahesh Bhatt
Notably, Dhankhar had said the 259th session of Rajya Sabha was closing “albeit on a note of concern”. The productivity of the first part of the Budget session was 56.3 per cent. For the second part, it plummeted to 6.4 per cent, Dhankhar said. “Cumulatively, the House productivity was only 24.4 per cent,” he said.
However, he has pointed out that the suggestions sent to him should be pointed and practical, as well as result-oriented. Whatever is found viable and actionable, will be implemented by the secretary-general, the Chairman added.Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Full text | President Droupadi Murmu’s speech on the eve of 77th Independ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsWatch | Defence College collapses amid heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand’s De...Advertisement
Meanwhile, preparations will also be made to digitise the records of the Rajya Sabha, which include House proceedings, questions and other business, in line with the environment-friendly and paperless focus of the new Parliament, officials said.© The Indian Express (P) Ltd