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What are other such outdated and ill-conceived rules, regulations or practices that hinder the normal day to day lived experience of the people?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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Sriraaman M 3 weeks 2 days ago

Sir, IAM Sriraaman M from Tamilnadu. Iam doing B.E Chemical Engineering. Instead of implementing coal bed methane extraction project, Bio methane can be generated from Biodegradable waste by using small scale biogas plants in the waste generation area itself

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Neelam Kumari 3 weeks 2 days ago

Respected sir.. I don't want to heart or point out any cast or category... I just want to share my view point that the mode of selection for any job speciay in any interview should be totally based on knowledge and potential... For example castism quota should not be there..instead of that income based categories will help our citizens to grow and to be developed... cast based category should be there no more

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DHARAMVIR GOYAL 3 weeks 2 days ago

Respected Prime Minister Sir,
Congratulations on completion of 4 years of a Government which I feel has worked with honest intentions.
I would like to make the following suggestions:
1. The tax-payers should be given some social incentive, say preference in housing schemes or recognition in government functions so that other citizens are motivated to pay taxes.
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There is not enough space for further suggestions.
Regards

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ALEX L 3 weeks 2 days ago

1. Agricultural jewel loans given by public sector banks to be scrapped.Real beneficiaries for this scheme are farmers.But all people including government servants are availing upto 300000 under agricultural Jewel loan without verifying land and crop holding details and causes huge loss to our Government. Under this scheme 3% interest subvention is available. So better to scrap this subsidy which is not reaching the poor farmers and the needy.Inquilab zindabad.

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SUDHEER MEHTA 3 weeks 2 days ago

Modiji Congrats taking BJP down bye-elections.Bangaluru election results eye opener. NOTA vote going out of BJP bank. This what happens when you betray your core constituency - senior citizen, middle class whom U stabbed in back & Yr ministers fooling with lies in interviews. Failed promises - better Governance Art 370 Common civil code, better life etc & not higher taxes, lower income, even tax on dividends, new charges by Banks. Common man life deteriorated Hindus disappointed 2004 REPEAT 2019

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ANKUR PURI 3 weeks 2 days ago

Is Health Insurance a necessity or a Luxury?

If it is a necessity, then why Middle Class or other income groups (those who are not covered National Health Protection Scheme) have to pay high rate of GST (i.e. 18%) on top of stretched Insurance Premiums.

It is getting difficult for a common citizen to afford such a necessity.

Ideally, Medical Insurance or Services or Medicines, should not be taxed at all and should fall in ZERO GST tax bracket, as it is basic need of a Human being.