Bhubaneswar: The House Committee of Odisha Legislative Assembly on Computerization is on a tour to Delhi, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh from 20th to 24th August, 2019 to study the e-Vidhan application under Chairmanship of Speaker Dr. Surjya Narayan Patro, Speaker.
The Committee comprising Leader of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha, Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera, Govt. Chief Whip Smt Pramila Mallick, MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati, MLA Subash Chandra Panigrahi, OLA Secretary Dasarathy Satapathy, and other officers also accompanied in the visit.
During the visit to the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly and courtesy meet with Speaker all the members of the Committee were present.
Today Dr. Patro had a courtesy meet with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. Dr. Patro presented a bouquet and a memento of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra & Devi Subhadra to Birla. The LS Speaker was delighted to see the memento and kept it in his office chamber so that the visitors can have a glimpse of the deities.
Both the Speakers discussed issues of mutual interest relating to the Government of India, Nation, Parliament, Odisha Legislative Assembly for half an hour. Dr. Patro invited Birla to visit Odisha and he instantly agreed to the proposal.
Birla also praised the initiative taken by Odisha Legislative Assembly to implement National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) in line with the e-Assembly of Himachal Pradesh. Further, The LS Speaker said that he would send a team of officers to Odisha to appraise the Ministers and MLAs regarding rules and procedures of Assembly and Parliament.