UP deploys digital platform to digitise assembly proceedings

Pune-based software company Persistent Systems on Monday announced the implementation of its first-ever digital platform at the Vidhan Sabha Bhavan in Lucknow to digitise the proceedings of the state legislature.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated the innovation solution named “Multilingual Intelligent Search and Analytics Solution” on Monday.

SemanticBits, a Hyderabad-based company, partnered with Persistent for this initiative.

“Uttar Pradesh is the first state to undertake this stupendous task. The software’s features like search engine and other aspects are the latest technology in the field,“ said Pradeep Kumar Dubey, Principal Secretary, Legislative Secretariat, Uttar Pradesh.

The digital solution is an integrated solution to scan, annotate and indexed books of proceedings — stored in a secure and tamperproof digital vault and available on the portal accessible from any device.

The solution allows searches in English, Hindi and other official Indian languages, through a specialized search capability custom built for Indian languages.

It replaces the traditional and cumbersome practice of manual or physical searches and retrievals.

“There is an urgent need in India today to make governments more accessible, transparent and efficient,” said Anand Deshpande, Persistent Systems founder and CEO.