Government considers changing old rules and regulations, seeks ideas

Officials said that one of the important endeavours of the government has been to improve the 'Ease of Living'.

Published: 05th July 2018 08:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th July 2018 08:57 PM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

Government is mulling changing some old rules and regulations for easing lives of citizens. It has sought ideas from people on the issue so that the citizen-government interface, in matters of daily routine, must be made as seamless as possible and as citizen-friendly as possible. Thousands of people have responded with ideas so far.

Officials said that one of the important endeavours of the government has been to improve the 'Ease of Living' and this has translated into reforming many rules and regulations and in an overwhelming number of cases completely doing away with such antediluvian rules which had not only outlived their utility, but in many cases were frankly anti-people.

Government’s interactive web platform MyGov has sought ideas from people saying that the mandate has been clear - between the citizens and the governments, the rules and processes must defer to ensuring the ease of living of citizens.

Earlier, Modi government had made self-attestation the rule after changing the earlier rule of seeking gazetted officers attestation to validate one's documents before appearing in exams. Similarly, the government also scrapped interviews for non-gazetted Group D, C and B government jobs.

“What are other such outdated and ill-conceived rules, regulations or practices that hinder the normal day to day lived experience of the people? In day-to-day governance issues what are the processes or system that can be simplified or simply done away with? Which are the processes that serve the exact opposite purpose they are intended to serve? Rules, regulations and laws that serve no useful social purpose but merely create unnecessary red tape and bureaucracy and therefore need to go?,” said the MyGov website seeking ideas from citizens and others. The last date for submitting your opinion is 26th July, 2018.

A lot of people have responded to “Government departments should stop harassing which is possible when every government department and banks will stop harassing its employees. Mandatory posting at hometown will help in easing life stress,” posted Rajender Sharma on Mygov.

Another comment by Mitesh read, “Each government department should be completely paperless. Means all the internal work within each department should be electronically, there should be one management software through which all should work. a software like banking should be there in each government department.”

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