Ideas on changing Government rules and regulations for easing lives of citizens

One of the important endeavors of the present government has been to improve the 'Ease of Living'. In simple words, this means that the citizen-government interface, in matters of ...

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One of the important endeavors of the present government has been to improve the 'Ease of Living'. In simple words, this means that the citizen-government interface, in matters of daily routine, must be made as seamless as possible and as citizen friendly as possible. Among other things, 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. 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.

Consider for example the earlier rule of seeking gazetted officers attestation to validate one's documents before appearing in exams. That rule is now history. Trusting the citizens was the mandate and self-attestation is now the new rule. Or consider the move to scrap interviews for non-gazetted Group D, C and B government jobs. In one stroke the entire industry of 'recommendations' has been shut down and pure merit has become the norm.

What are other such outdated and ill-conceived rules, regulations or practices that hinder the normal day to day lived experience of the people?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 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?

MyGov invites citizens, members of civil society, journalists, students, teachers, police officers, government employees, Parliamentarians, academics experts, bureaucrats, social media influencers, Think Tanks and all other interested people to give their considered view on the subject.

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The last date for submitting your opinion is 30th January, 2018.

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Ravi S ravindran's picture

Ravi S ravindran 1 month 2 weeks ago

Easing lives of women is easing lives of citizen
No sanskar more important in India like being women are harassed for frivolous reasons without protecting them and preventing rapes acid attacks ever easing and stalking

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Ram Nivas Kumar 1 month 2 weeks ago


I observe that Govt Offices have become a centre of trade for some employees and online shopping companies. The employees order their household goods addressed to their Offices and almost everyday one or two shopping agents arrive with their goods to deliver. This is a threat to our offices It is against our decorum It kills office environment.
Also, it hinders office work.
Hence, request that this practice in offices should be stopped.


Ram Nivas Kumar
Muzaffarpur, B

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shashank shekhar 1 month 2 weeks ago

Respected prime minister sir,
I am an engineering graduate .I want to tell you sir that our whole fraternity of engineering students are messed up with their careers.The current scenario of employment of an engineer in private sector is worst and in government sector seats are very limited.In India every year 1.5 millions of engineers are passed out and there is no proper arrangement for their employment.when they search for jobs they are getting job in call centers and B.P.Os only.

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Bharat Kakwani 1 month 2 weeks ago

सर भ्रष्टाचार पर पारदर्शी कार्यवाई करनी चाहिए। सर हमारे देश में युवाओ में स्किल की कमी है।आपकी स्किल डेवलपमेंट योजना अच्छी है लेकिन ऐसे इंस्टीट्यूट कई जगह खुले ही नही है अतः ऐसे इंस्टीट्यूट हर जगह खोले जाये।सर ब्यूरोक्रेट्स पर निगरानी रखी जाये जिससे वे अपना कार्य ईमानदारी से कर सके।सर जरूरतमंद तक सरकारी योजनाओं का लाभ पहुँचे ऐसी व्यवस्था होनी चाहिये।जिससे जरूरतमंद को ही इसका लाभ मिले।सर नियमो को कठोर बनाना पड़ेगा और लोगो में विश्वास पैदा करना होगा कि हमारे नियम सभी के लिये समान है।।

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om shiv sharma 1 month 2 weeks ago

sir,different govt delpartments/PSU's recruit/fill up vacancies by conducting their own exam.It creates avoidable burden on the candidates as well as PSU's/Govt Departments.My suggestion is that all such Vacancies of the Govt Departments/PSU's should be filled up through SSC(Staff Selection commission) or UPSC only. Vacancies of Engineering cadre should be filled up on the basis of GATE (Graduate Aptitude test in Engineerig) only.

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Mohanish 1 month 3 weeks ago

Dear Finance Minister Sir,

It is requested that the rs 1000/- per month fixed medical allowance provided to retd. central govt. employees should be exempted from Income tax.
It should not be taken as income from other sources as medical expenses in old age are much higher. This step will provide a lot of relief to Senior citizens.

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Vijay Rajpal 1 month 3 weeks ago

This is regarding RTE (Right to Education) - I believe the policy of "passing" all students till 8th Grade has been scrapped. However, I don't see this getting implemented at State-Level. At least in Maharashtra - schools are waiting to get Administrative order of scrapping of policy and going back to old method. This need to be taken at WAR-priority. Since our education system is just producing "Rattoo-popet" generation. Which is really bad of Country. Please scrap the policy and implement ASAP

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Vijay Rajpal 1 month 3 weeks ago

This is regarding GST - one Sanitary Pads. There is huge wave of thought where sanitary pads for women should be tax-free; however I have little different opinion.
I would request FM to remove Sanitary pads "made of ONLY COTTON" Without any Chemicals" to be Tax-free.
Being aware of environmental risk with "Gel-technology" I believe Women should own their part of responsibility towards saving environment and should pay 28% GST for GEL based Sanitary pads.

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Dinesh 1 month 3 weeks ago

सबसे पहले जो लोग अयोग्य है और सरकार द्वारा चलाई गई गरीबो के विकास एवम कल्याण के लिए चलाई योजनाओ का लाभ ले रहे है उन पर करवाई करना क्योंकि इसके बिना देश प्रगति नही कर पायेगा,हरियाणा में सबसे ज्यादा है ऐसे लोग लेकिन सरकार कोई कदम नही उठा रही,कुछ प्रत्यक्ष उदाहरण तो मैं ही दे सकता हूँ अपने आस पास और अगर आवाज उठाता हूँ तो दबा दी जाती है

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Dinesh 1 month 3 weeks ago

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