JAMMU: The government Tuesday said the bottlenecks in the implementation of e-Assembly project have been removed and the work was now apace to implement the project at the earliest.
Responding to a calling attention notice moved by legislator RS Pathania, Minister for Youth Services and Sports, Information Technology Moulvi Imran Raza Ansari said legislative complexes in both the divisions were not WI-FI enabled and WI-FI facilities had to be created afresh.
He said the main software for the project was imported from Rajasthan and the customization of the software for inclusion of Legislative Council module took time as the Rajasthan Assembly is unicameral while the JK Assembly is Bicameral.
He said now the bottlenecks have been removed and that the NIC and Assembly Secretariat are working in tandem to integrate and implement the project at the earliest.
Giving details of the project, the Minister said that Rs 3.57 crore e-Assembly project was sanctioned in the year 2014 and Rs 2.59 crore have been released in favour of the state by the central government under DARPG while Rs 97 lakh were released by the state government for the project so far.
He said the project consists of various components that include Web Software Application, Mobile Application, Wi-Fi Setup, Hardware like Smart tabs, Scanners, Digital Signatures and UTM (Firewall).
He said the project aims at making the process chain of the Assembly and Council related to sessions online, thereby reducing the dependence on paper and speeding up the process.