Panaji: The forthcoming Goa Legislative Assembly session will begin on a green note this time when the six-day-long proceedings will run through trials of being nearly paperless.
"The trials of having paperless Legislative Assembly procedure will begin from the forthcoming session. The session will not be entirely paperless but trials are beginning for sure," state Legislature Secretary NB Subhedar said.
The state Legislative wing has already begun the process to train the members in the e-assembly concept wherein they will learn to send questions online and receive replies in the e-format, doing away the usual hard copy format.
Subhedar said it will take time to convert the Assembly into paperless as large number of written questions are raised and government and private member bills tabled.
The forthcoming Assembly session would be held from October 9-17.
Goa Legislative Assembly had experimented with paperless concept when Governor BV Wanchoo read his session opening address on HD Screen in January.
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had announced during the last Assembly session that all the MLAs would be given iPads as an important step to go paperless.
The questions and answers would be loaded on the iPad and legislators can refer to them during the discussion on the floor of the House.