National E-Vidhan Application: One Nation One Application

 The “National e-Vidhan Application” (NeVA), a mission of the Government of India has been developed for paperless functioning of legislatures. This project is an important part of the "Digital India" program of the government. Through this application, the details of the working of 40 Legislatures including both the Houses of Parliament will be kept online instead of offline. In this direction, the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has developed the National e-Vidhan Application as well as its website. The “National e-Vidhan Application” (NeVA) aims to assist Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assembly. Let's know how…

Recently, Nagaland has become the first such assembly in India where the E-Vidhan system has been implemented. Do you know about it? If not, then it might prove to be more interesting for you to know. Actually, after joining this process, there is going to be a big change in the way of functioning of all the Legislative Assemblies of India. Yes, by adopting this process, the Nagaland Legislative Assembly has created history in the whole country.

Nagaland got the distinction of being the first to have a paperless assembly

Nagaland has become the first state to have the distinction of having a paperless assembly. The Nagaland Assembly Secretariat has attached a tablet or e-book to each table in the 60-member assembly amid the ongoing budget session.

A tweet in this regard has also been taken from the Twitter handle of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, which reads, "Nagaland has become the first Legislative Assembly of India to successfully implement the National e-Vidhan Project."

With this, now members of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly can use electronic devices to participate in the proceedings of the House. This initiative encourages paperless operations. The work of NeVA is going on under the supervision of Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi's ministry.

What is NeVA?

NeVA i.e. National e-Vidhan Application which is a work-flow system deployed on NIC Cloud, Meghraj. It helps the Speaker of the House to conduct the proceedings of the House smoothly and to conduct the Legislative business of the House in a paperless manner. There is an option to provide information on Neva in a total of 13 languages ​​including English and Hindi. About which you can get more information by visiting

One Nation One Application

NeVA is a device neutral and member-centric application designed to smartly handle diverse house business by entering complete information about member contact details, rules of procedure, business list, notices, bulletins, bills, starred and unstarred questions and answers. has been prepared for. All the legislatures and departments of the country have been connected to handle the papers, committee reports etc. in their handheld devices and tablets and to handle it efficiently. That is, everything will be handled through One Nation One Application.

Huge data depository to be created

The application hosts a secure page for each member of the House to submit questions and other notices. The objective of this project is to bring all the legislatures of the country on a single platform to create a huge data depository without the complexity of multiple applications. Amneva is a user-friendly mobile app from Neva, which is available on Android as well as iOS. Amneva has made business conduct information in legislatures accessible to all anytime, anywhere.

What is the purpose of NeVA?

NeVA will completely eliminate the process of sending notices and requests for data collection. The main objective of this project is to bring all the legislatures of the country on a single platform, to create a huge data depository without the complexity of multiple applications. With this, the work of the assembly will become paperless, that is, paperless assembly will be ready.

In paperless assembly, electronic means will be used instead of paper

Paperless assembly or e-assembly is a concept that involves electronic means to facilitate the work of assembly. It enables automation of the entire law making process, tracking of decisions and documents, exchange of information. The cost of implementing NeVA is shared between the Central and State Governments and the Center and Union Territories on the basis of 60:40 and 90:10 sharing respectively. Himachal assembly has gone paperless before Nagaland, but NeVA application is not being used there. Since 2014, the use of paper has been restricted in the working of the Legislative Assembly in Himachal Pradesh. Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha was also made digital in 2019.

About Nagaland Legislative Assembly…

Nagaland was a district called Naga Hills within the state of Assam until 1957, when it was placed under central administration with the nomenclature of Naga Hills Tuensang Area (NHTA). In July 1960, after discussions between the Prime Minister of India and the leaders of the Naga People's Convention, a 16-point agreement was reached, under which the Government of India recognized the formation of Nagaland as a full-fledged state within the Union of India.

Recognized as J.

The first Nagaland Legislative Assembly was constituted on 11 February 1964.

Accordingly, the region was placed under the Nagaland Contemporary Provisions Regulation, 1961, which provided for an interim body consisting of 45 members to be elected by different tribes in accordance with the customs, traditions and usage of the respective tribes. Subsequently, Nagaland attained statehood with the enactment of the State of Nagaland Act, 1962 by the Parliament. With this the interim body was dissolved on 30 November 1963 and the state of Nagaland was formally inaugurated on 1 December 1963. After the elections in January 1964, the first Nagaland Legislative Assembly was constituted on 11 February 1964.

According to section 11 of the Nagaland State Act, 1962, the total number of seats in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly was fixed at sixty. However, for the period specified in Article 371A of the Constitution, in the ten years preceding the date of formation of the state, the total number of seats in the Legislative Assembly of Nagaland was initially fixed at 46, of which 6 seats were for Tuensang district. The reserve is to be filled by persons chosen amongst themselves by the members of the Tuensang Regional Council.

No nominated member in Nagaland Legislative Assembly

With effect from '6 March 1969' the seats allotted to Tuensang district were increased from 6 to 12 and the strength of the Legislative Assembly was increased from 46 to 52. In the 1974 election, the people of Tuensang exercised their franchise for the first time. Adult suffrage and the strength of the Assembly were increased to a full strength of 60 members to elect 20 members from Tuensang District. The Nagaland Legislative Assembly has no nominated members and all 60 members are elected on the basis of adult suffrage. The normal term of the House is five years unless it is dissolved at the earliest. There are 13 standing committees in the assembly.

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