SHIMLA -19 March, 2018-Having worked for a long time in media, Rohit Kumar Saval joined as Media Advisor to Chief Minister at Shimla today. Later on, he called on the Chief Minister and discussed issues related to media in the State.

Chief Minister said that Rohit Kumar Saval has been working for a long time with media and had a rich experience of working at State and National level. He said role of media is very important in dissemination of programmes  and policies of the state government and his appointment as Advisor will strengthen media liaison as well as promote professionalism in the government system.  

Political Advisor to Chief Minister Shri Trilok Jamwal, OSD to Chief Minister Shri Mahender Kumar Dharmani, Additional Chief Secretary-cum- Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Manisha Nanda, Director, Information and Public Relations Anupam Kashyap were also present on the occasion.


Speaker urges for setting up of NeVA at TAPOVAN

 Speaker Vidhan Sabha Dr. Rajeev Bindal alongwith Union Health Minister Shri J.P. Nadda met Shri Ananth Kumar Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs at New Delhi today. He requested for according sanction for establishing the National e-Vidhan Academy (NeVA) at TAPOVAN (Dharamshala) which is essential for successful implementation e-Vidhan.  

 He said that this would facilitate in imparting trainings and holding seminars for the MPs/MLAs and officers from all over India for understanding and adopting e-Vidhan process in their respective Legislative Bodies.

 He informed the Minister that Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly has become India’s first ever high-tech Paperless Legislative Assembly by launching e-Vidhan System on 4 th August 2014.

 Speaker further informed that a group of officers of Parliamentary Affairs visited Shimla in October, 2015 to study the function of e-Vidhan (Paperless Assembly) Project of Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly and its relevance to Parliament and other Legislative Bodies. The committee in its report suggested that e-Vidhan application of H.P. Legislative Assembly may be customized and localized for all other Legislatures under e-Sansad and e-Vidhan MMP. The committee also recommended for establishing National e-Vidhan Academy (NeVA) at Tapovan (Dharamshala) under Ministry of Parliament Affairs, Government of India for conducting trainings and seminars for MPs/MLAs and officers from all over India, he added.

 He said that The HP Legislative Assembly has given consent for establishing NeVA at Tapovan, but there is a need of signing a proper MOU between the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and HP Vidhan Sabha. He requested for speedy completion of formalities by the Ministry for setting up NeVA.

 The Minister heard the request of Speaker and assured of all possible support.