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What are other such outdated and ill-conceived rules, regulations or practices that hinder the normal day to day lived experience of the people?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

Nishant Jain 5 minutes 47 sec ago

How do we improve Emergency Services?
Use technology - install GPS and mobile app in all emergency vehicles, setup a control room. Driver turns on “Emergency Mode” and sets destination – Beacon automatically turns on; App shows fastest route; Control Room helps clear the traffic; can also consider Smart Traffic Lights – turns green for Emergency Vehicles; usage can be tracked; hence driver can be held accountable for unauthorized use of Emergency Mode.

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Dharmesh 13 minutes 17 sec ago

The root cause of all major problems in India is the inability of Law and Order and Judiciary system to act honestly on all complaints. We need to reform Law and order and judiciary system. People should have the ability to call one number and have law enforcement on the spot. Politician or any person should not be able to influence the system any way. Justice should be provided to every person if they complain about any situation.

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kiran shriram sonawane 16 minutes 1 sec ago

Sir I kiran shriram sonawane from jalgaon Maharashtra and i respect of your every decision and one suggestion to you sir electricity is our basic need then why unethical registration rules form to get new electricity connection in every home i give suggestion about this because I leave in jalgaon city area from my family near 60 to 65 year but still today we not have electricity connection we use electricity from neighbours so please on aadhar card proof give new electricity connection!!!!!!!


PRIYANSHU RANJAN_2 22 minutes 16 sec ago

in India for easing lives of citizen good education is necessary which can not be merely fulfilled by going to school as you can see the link at 25:59 . So i would like to suggest that there are many engineering students who after passing out require job or during the course of graduation needs monetary help for educational cost . So by paying 10000 p.m. to student and 20000 to degree holders we can impart quality education.

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G. Sridharan 36 minutes 19 sec ago

Your party has promised to enhance the exemption for Income tax to 5 lakhs for all and more for senior citizen before Lok Sabah election but not implemented so far. Please do it immediately otherwise you lose all your voters who have voted for you believed your promise. For health insurance for above 65 approve approve Homeopathic treatment as it is cost effective and no side effects. You are the only person who think about common people and act for their welfare. We Indians depends on you.

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samir sar 38 minutes 29 sec ago

Due to Human nature and habit to Lie as easy as possible, to hide the truth and take benefit free of cost, as much they can (this is not a very big problem, if encouraged initial 3-4months of initial summer, but Shamed publicly later on, in Panchayat and AnganWadi team of People) Pyramid type of society structure for social safety and strength can be build up in Bharat… This Human Nature can be tamed, with a well carved out strategy, to behave in a normal manner, in the interest on the Nation.OM

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Emayavaramban Selvaraj 45 minutes 54 sec ago

Sir, You know reservations can't be abolished for obvious reasons. My suggestion is to make income tax filing mandatory for becoming eligible to get reservation benefits and keep a cap on income level based on the IT filings.

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BM TRIPATHI 47 minutes 54 sec ago

महोदय, भरत का भारत बनाने के लिए राजनीतिज्ञों को ज़मीन पर उतरकर गाँवों और किसानों की समस्याओं को समझना होगा, अपने लाड़लों को सरकारी स्कूलों और कालेजो मे पढ़ाना होगा, अपना और अपने परिवार का इलाज सरकारी अस्पतालों कराना होगा किन्तु यह सब उनके चुनाव क्षेत्र का स्कूल, अस्पताल होना चाहिए। जिस दिन ऐसा होने लगेगा गाँवों से पलायन रुक जायेगा महानगरों और गाँवों की समस्याएँ सुलझ जाएगी फिर भरत का भारत ख़ुशहाल हो सकेगा।
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umesh agarwal 48 minutes 40 sec ago

सभी आदरणीय श्री को नमस्कार।

मेरा सुझाव है कि जब आधार कार्ड मे हमारी सारी जानकारी एकत्रित है तो इसे और अपडेट करे और हमारे सारे पहचान पत्रों जैसे ड्राइविंग लाइसेंस, पासपोर्ट,मतदान पत्र आदि का इसमें समावेश कर दे। और उनकी वैधता बढाने के लिए रिचार्ज जैसी व्यवस्था बनाए। इसमें काफी समय, कागज, पैसा की बचत होगा, हम कही से भी मतदान कर सकते है(फर्जी मतदान से बचाव) व हम डिजिटल इंडिया की ओर १ और सशक्त कदम बढाएंगे।

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G. Sridharan 49 minutes 12 sec ago

For all people to live happily inflation is to be under control. As 95% transportation of essential goods are done by road only diesel cost is to be controlled at lower level so all cost of transportation also be lower benefitting common people and keep inflation under control. It will also reduce grant of DA to workers and money circulation will be under control. It will reduce all project costs increase thereby prevent runaway budget expenditure. As there is no insurance for elderly above 65.