30 Aug '11, 10am

Indian MPs get iPad lessons to cut paperwork

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Indian members of parliament are taking lessons on how to use iPads and other tablet computers after being given a special budget to buy technology that cuts down on paperwork. Each of the 790 lawmakers, many of whom are elderly, has been granted 50,000 rupees (S$1,200) to invest in one of the devices in an attempt to tackle India's infamously laborious red tape. 'We held an orientation class to familiarise the members with tablet apps (applications) designed especially for parliament,' Sharda Subramaniam, joint secretary for information technology in the upper house, told AFP. The scheme was 'to reduce the huge mountains of paper piling up each day while parliament is in session,' she said, adding that the computers could be used to access past debates and question lists.

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Comments

  1. 05 Dec '11, 7am

    Yes, they are to get tablets. Will they really upgrade.....http://mobilematinee.blogspot.com/2011/12/mps-to-get-hi-tech-with-ipad.html

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