SKOCH Order-of-Merit Award 2017 has been conferred for implementing e-Vidhan System successfully in the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha. Sh. Dharmesh Sharma, Director (IT) to Hon'ble Speaker H.P. Vidhan Sabha received the SKOCH Order-of-Merit Award 2017 during the 49th SKOCH Summit on 8th-9th September 2017 at Constitution Club of India, Rafi Marg, New Delhi. In the year 2014, with the initiative of Hon'ble Speaker Shri Brij Behari Lal Butail, the e-governance solution e-Vidhan was implemented in the H.P. Vidhan Sabha. As a result, the working of House including various House Committees and its Secretariat have become online. By implementing e-Vidhan, Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha has got the distinction of becoming India's first ever paperless Hi-tech Vidhan Sabha. It resulted in huge saving of papers, money, trees and environment. The e-Vidhan is a joint effort of H.P. Vidhan Sabha, MeitY, NIC and NICSI.