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What are other such outdated and ill-conceived rules, regulations or practices that hinder the normal day to day lived experience of the people?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

Shreyansh 2 minutes 42 sec ago

Hello All,

I want to raise issue regarding Income Tax Scrutiny, Their BlackMailing Process & Nexus of Charted Accountants with Income Tax / Sales Tax Officers.

I am a young entrepreneur running a start up from past 6 years, I have started my own company while I was in IIT Mumbai During My Graduation. From past 3 years I am getting Scrutiny notices on regular basis, & I am always ready to pay taxes, after having so much genuine accounts we need to face blackmailing for CAs ITO.

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Rashmi BHatia_1 59 minutes 26 sec ago

One thing can be done for the boosting the economies. As for individual a tax saving FD is there for which a benefit is given U/s. 80 C.Why not introduce a section in terms of deduction for Companies where according to their Total turnover a certain percentage should be kept as a Fixed Deposit with a nationalized bank.This should be done as per the total turnover reported for the financial year.For eg,A company turnover is 10 crore then 10% of the same to be kept as FD Interest can be exempt.

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ALKESH KUMAR 1 hour 29 sec ago

सर आप एक ओर डिजिटल इंडिया की बात करते है ओर उसको बढ़ावा देने की बात करते है लेकिन फिर आप ऑनलाइन त्रन्जेक्सन करते है तो चार्जे लगता है आपने अभी ऑनलाइन २००० रुपये तक के त्रंजेच्सन पर चार्जे ख़तम किया है लेकिन जब हम ऑनलाइन टिकिट बुक करते है तो आज भी चार्जे लगता है उसी तरह कोई एग्जाम फॉर्म की फीस पे करते है तो आज भी चार्जे लगते है जबकि उल्टा ये होना चाहिए की ऑनलाइन पे करने पर चर्जे कम लगना चाहिए !प्लीज सर इस बात पर ध्यान दीजिये ! जय हिन्द

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Eekendra Oom 1 hour 1 min ago

sir, As we know that a clerk is also recruited through highly competitive examination and job of clerk is only to collect cash. my question is that if clerk is also recruited through examination then he can also fill form , generate DD, generate different account. so what is needed to recruit PO for above work in bank. we recruit PO only for financial work and field job work.
the work of small bank branch manager is also not useful so try to give responsibility to more than one branch.

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manikanta raj 1 hour 7 minutes ago

pm dream is housing for all. employers giving house building loan to employees, govt. taxing as perquisite. housing is a need exempt it. atleast exempt it for one house. if more than one house tax it. then pm dream is achievable. spare house less people atleast for one house.

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ALKESH KUMAR 1 hour 9 minutes ago

सर आपकी स्वच्छता एप वर्क नहीं कर रही है ! कृपया करके इसे जल्दी चालू करने की कृपा करे !जय हिन्द

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VISHAL CHAND JAIN 1 hour 14 minutes ago

DIGITAL TRANSACTIONS/CREDIT CARD
1Currently cycle of Credit card bill is 50 days(one month transaction with 20 days gracefor payment.
2.In this way a credit of 20 days to 49 days is being provided,by any bank,to the customer.
3. due to which bank charge about 2% from merchandise/shop being financial charges.
MY SUGGESTATION NOW
1This cycle may be reduced from 50 days to 30 days(25 days billing+5 days grace)so credit of30 days
2 thus bank must charge only 1%instead of 2%.

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manikanta raj 1 hour 19 minutes ago

our finance ministry always try to mopup their machines with more taxes from salaried people by beating severely, instead of rewarding their honesty. think twice. it is time to change from income based taxation to expenditure based. salaried contribution is less than 2% in income tax collections, but they severely killed in all the ways, making their living nightmare with out any future for their family for taxes. how it happens in india please read the attachment. solution also given.

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Arpit Garg 1 hour 42 minutes ago

Honorable Prime Minister please do away with inauguration of at-least small and medium size public projects by the MP/MLA/CM so that public can use them without any delay.