Source: News Bharati English07 Mar 2017 12:40:26

Hyderabad, March 7: In order to reach out to more number of people Telangana became the first state in the country to provide information about the legislative assembly and council and legislative sessions in the local regional languages.The information will now be accessible to people in Telugu and Urdu. Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary said that this is an effort to make legislative matters accessible to more people in Telugu and Urdu. While speaking during the ceremony the two new eb portals in the local languages went live.

Calling it a 'milestone' in the less than three year existence of India's newest state, the Speaker said that people no longer need to feel excluded from accessing information online due to language issues. "People can know what their representatives are doing, what questions they are asking," he said.

The Telugu website was launched by Madhusudhana Chary, while the Urdu website was unveiled by Council chairman K Swamy Goud. Goud said that some information is already available on the website while more is being added to make it comprehensive.

These portals for new member login was launched by legislative affairs minister T Harish Rao and the portal for departmental services by deputy speaker of the Assembly M Padma Devender Reddy. The websites for both the Assembly and Council can be accessed at http:www.telanganalegislature.org.in, where a user can choose the language option. The website has new features now, including a 'mail your member' facility through which any citizen can write to the members, they added.