New Delhi: Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday launched an e-portal for the Lok Sabha members that will help them to interact with each other on various issues and with various branches of the secretariat through e-mail and SMS, and is another step in making work of the Parliament’s lower house paperless.
“In the cyber age, institutions including parliaments and legislatures are now gravitating towards setting up mechanisms for e-administration and functioning and laying stress on online correspondence,” Mahajan said on the occasion.
“As a step up in this direction, we are launching e-portal of Lok Sabha Members, which would inter alia facilitate online submission of various notices by members,” she added.
She said that by reducing the use of paper, the government is not only preserving the environment but also saving money.
“By reducing the use of papers we have saved about 1,000 trees. I am sure with your kind cooperation, we would be able to convert Lok Sabha into a paperless institution,” she said.
“Our principal intent behind striving towards paperless office has been preservation of our environment. The reduction in use of paper has resulted in direct saving of approximately Rs 80 lakh per year,” she added.
Sumitra Mahajan on July 17 had called an all-party meeting, a day before Parliament session began.