Assistant Secretary General of the Assembly Natasa said the project of digitization of the legislative process is in the final stages of testing and will facilitate the process of proposing, considering and adopting parliamentary acts and enable better and faster access to information and documents. komennik.
He said that the use of modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) is critical to the success of today’s organization and this also applies to Parliament, where most activities are connected in a certain way or rely on the use of ICTs.
“ICT certainly contributes to the efficiency of business processes and better exchange of information. In Parliament, moreover, ICT tools are important for the transparency and openness of its work,” Komnenik told Mina.
As she said, strengthening any component of the work of Parliament – legislative, supervisory and, in particular, representative, cannot be imagined today without the use of these solutions.
“As an end result of the e-Parliament project, we will have an open possibility that what has been done so far in paper form will be digitized through certain units in a system designed according to the accepted procedural rules and practices. Will go,” Komnenik said.
As he said, it will facilitate the process of proposing, considering and adopting parliamentary acts as well as conducting sessions of legislatures and executive bodies using modern ICT tools and solutions.
“Deputies will be able to submit a draft Act through the e-Sansad web application at any time, from any place, without having to come to the office of the Legislative Assembly to be put in process, be it a Bill, an amendment action, a asking parliamentary questions or any other activity,” he explained. There is Komnenić.
He said that the MPs would be informed about all the information related to the legislative process in real time through mobile applications for iOS and Android.
“In addition, all legislative documents will be available to them, via mobile device, as soon as they are officially registered in the parliamentary process,” Komnenik said.
As he said, e-Parliament will enable better, more transparent and faster access to parliamentary information and documents.
“When it comes to professional service, we offer rapid flow and access to the information and documents necessary for routine work activities, from the automation of certain strictly formal processes, to the precise monitoring of the status of a particular document and/or activity. Can talk about the related benefits. And monitor the statistics in real time “, Komnenik said.
He said that conditions are being created to link the e-Parliament with the website of the Vidhan Sabha, after which a large amount of information will automatically become available to the public as well as all legislative documents and some statistical indicators.
When asked what were the biggest challenges in the implementation of e-parliament, Komnenik agreed that such massive, ambitious and complex projects, especially in the area of ICT, are always accompanied by some challenges, and In this case it was necessary to include an important. Number of complex processes and practices them in a single system.
“Furthermore, resistance to the new is always a burden and additional efforts are required to ensure the acceptance of innovative solutions in practice,” Komnenik said.
According to him, a particularly challenging aspect of the project will be its implementation, as it will significantly change the current way both parliamentarians and parliamentary administrations work.
“For this reason, we have tried to do things as slowly, systematically and comprehensively as possible, to engage, train and/or inform future system users in a timely manner. Considering that, it depends on the role. In its implementation.” Komnenik said.
It is precisely because of these challenges that, as he said, there is a reserve possibility of taking some steps in the way it has been done so far to enable a gradual transition to digital solutions that will be accepted by all.
Komnenić said that the full effect of the project will be achieved when they ensure the integration of all the key components and its general acceptance, thus ensuring optimum efficiency and saving resources.
“We can say that we are nearing the end of a long journey that began several years ago when the service of the Montenegrin Parliament conceptualized in principle the project of digitization of the legislative process of the Assembly,” Komnenik said.
He said that after the hardware infrastructure was established, which was done with the support of the European Union delegation, an additional analysis of activities, users and other elements of future software solutions was carried out, and then the requirements were defined. Was through the project documentation.
As she said, in May last year, a contract was concluded with the contractor on the provision of services for the project, the realization of which began in June last year.
“Now we can say that the project of digitization of the legislative process is in the final stages. The planned components of the system have been designed and functionally completed. We are in the final stages of testing a total of five functional units,” said Komneney. .
Meanwhile, as he said, several officers were trained in the administration and use of the system.
“We look forward to the training of lawmakers and the preparation of detailed user instructions, after which the conditions for starting the implementation of the new system will be met,” Komnenik said.
He said that in preparing the project, he analyzed the experiences of other parliaments.
“Most of the parliaments we’ve discussed experiences have digitized parliamentary procedures and procedures to a greater or lesser extent,” Komnenik said.
Some of those experiences, he said, include similar solutions, which provide ICT tools to facilitate stages of the legislative process, from proposing acts to presiding sessions.
As he said, others offer the possibility to prepare legislative texts themselves with the use of special tools (open format), facilitate their reuse, make changes and monitor the process at a later stage. Huh.
“This is something that we think of as the next step. However, such undertakings should be done systematically and gradually, taking into account the opportunities available, the support of decision makers and other circumstances that may lead to future development and implementation. have an undeniable effect on the solution,” he concluded. Komnenić.