Thursday, 17 February 2011

Eighty-Second Sitting of the Administrative Committee

The Administrative Committee sitting held on 17 February saw the presentation of the introduction of electronic document management into the National Assembly (project e-parliament).



The Administrative Committee sitting held on 17 February saw the presentation of the introduction of electronic document management into the National Assembly (project e-parliament). The sitting was attended by National Assembly Speaker Prof. Dr Slavica Djukic-Dejanovic.

Administrative Committee Chairman Nenad Konstantinovic reminded the participants that at the sitting held on 9 April 2010, the Committee adopted a decision on the drafting of project “Strengthening the parliament’s surveillance function and transparency through the introduction of e-parliament”. The project is financed by the Swedish Development Agency (SIDA) and its drafting and realisation is organised by the OSCE Mission to Serbia.

The representatives of the OSCE Mission and Mihajlo Pupin Institute presented the project to the Committee members which will provide the grounds to call a tender for the manufacturing of software. The contract should be awarded by May 1 when the implementation of the e-parliament solution is to be launched. Electronic Parliament sessions will be enabled as soon as October i.e. the beginning of the autumn session, when the Parliament will also be able to receive laws from the Government in an electronic form. Full integration of the system which also includes the introduction of a new voting system is expected in June 2012, say the experts working on the project.

They also stressed that the introduction of e-parliament would enable a higher efficiency in the management of documents and new content, maximum transparency in the National Assembly’s work and increased data protection.

The Committee members pointed out that e-parliament must comply with assembly procedure as a means that would replace the existing document management with a modern electronic approach. They believe that it would increase the National Assembly’s efficiency and transparency.


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