The e-Legislature system – a secure
end-to-end governance solution developed by SBL, will fully automate the day to
day functioning of the entire legislative assembly and will radically change
how the legislature process works in India in the near future.

The Assembly Session proceedings will
be completely paperless and introducing Bills and laying various reports and
answers to questions inside the House will be handled through touch-screen
based computer systems deployed for each legislative member inside the
House.With e-Legislature system, the members inside the House will be able to
exercise their voting over motions electronically. Similarly, the information
provided for media persons too will be digitized and a media room with
computers using the e-Legislature system will be available for the use of media
persons. The e-Legislature system will use Digital Signature Certificates (DSC)
for user authentication; henceforth only digitally signed documents converted
into PDF/A standards would be allowed to be uploaded on the online system. This
will ensure error free, paperless communications within the legislative house.

e-Legislature’s Secretariat interface
will manage the Questions Processing System by accepting the questions from
Members, issuing notices to Departments, accepting replies from departments,
approving the answers and fixing the dates by the Secretariat and finally
creating List of Business for a day during the Assembly session.

The e-Legislature system increases
‘People Participation’ in the Legislation process by automating the process of
Assembly Bills MIS and allowing to seek People Suggestions on Bills online
through a secure web interface. The system also ensures that the proceedings
inside the House will be instantly available for the public at the end of day
of every session by digitizing and publishing of Verbatim Record of
House/Committee Proceedings.

Legislative, Automation of internal
working of Legislature Committees Publishing of Budget, Gaining Control over
Budget and Scrutiny Over Government Finances by Legislative Assembly, obtaining
Press and Media Information System, Generation of Identity Cards/Passes,
Publishing Bulletins, Working with HR/Accounts for MIS (Members/Employees),
Procurement of Stock Inventory and the Dispatch of diary and Library
Information System.

 

e-Legislature system utilizes the
latest technologies of SMS and Email gateways to alert the users regarding work
at hand.e-Legislature system for MLAs would include an enhanced Constituency
Management System including Submitting Priority List of Works under MLALAD
Fund, Monitoring various Works running in the Constituency, Redressing of
Public Grievances/Demands, Management of Employee’s Requests (Transfers etc.),
Party Information System, and preparing Tours / Appointments /Meetings. ,
Online Submission of Questions & Property Returns by MLAs, Online Annual /
Supplementary Budget Books etc.

Under this system, the citizens and
employees will be able to submit their grievances, demands and requests to MLAs
online. Online submission of suggestions on bills and for entry passes during
sessions will also be managed through this new portal. It is worth noting that
significant administrative costs for running the house have been saved by
implementing the e-Legislature system.

Following are the major e-Legislature modules:

·       Member and assembly management

·       Assembly house proceeding management

·       Touch screen based member console

·       Questions and notice processing management

·       Constituency management

·       Bills processing

·       Committee management

·       Grants and budget management

·       Video archival management

·       Accounts and establishment management

·       Public information system

·       Library MIS

·       Physical security management and access control

·       Inventory management

·       GIS based data management

·       Document digitization and archival

Based on the track record in
implementing similar projects in government and public sectors, NICSI selected
SBL as Associate Partner for the development and implementation of similar
e-governance Solutions at HIMACHAL VIDHAN SABHA Himachal Pradesh Government
recognized SBL’s work through the highest civilian award for e-Governance

Benefits:

·      
Reduces usage of
paper in an assembly by 80% and saves approximately 15 crores annually (Ref: Himachal
assembly)

·      
Improve efficiency by
eliminating redundant processes and increase data processing by 30%

·      
Improves decision
making with online reports and files which marks 90% improvement over physical
file movement

·      
Improves public
awareness and participation on legislative process

·      
Improve control and
monitoring on day to day working of assembly

·      
Increase security by
adhering to more robust security practicalities

·      
Better information at
right time enables the stakeholders to correct decisions with 0% downtime