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Friday, September 5, 2014


Shri  Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Communications & IT and Law & Justice, met 13 Probationers of the 2013 batch of the Indian Postal Service at Sanchar Bhawan on 4th September 2014. Secretary, Department of Posts and Director, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy were also present during the interaction.

While addressing the Probationers, the Hon’ble Minister highlighted the need to expose the young officers to the latest developments and emerging trends in the postal and logistics sectors. The Minister also highlighted the Digital India project of the Government of India to make broadband facility available in every village across the country. This would drive up e-Commerce business in villages. With its unparalleled rural reach, India Post would be best suited to offer delivery services to e-Commerce players. The Post Office can also become a focal point for delivering not only Government services but also e-services to the people as in e-service centres, apart from commercially remunerative services for corporate/private players including conducting market surveys, information dissemination, promoting digital literacy etc.

In conclusion, the Minister urged the going officers to drive change in work culture, focusing on provision of public services by all employees as public servants, & shed the mantle of being “Officers”.

New Delhi, Sep 4, 2014, (PTI):

The Centre is considering a move to drop mandatory police verification of candidates selected for government jobs and may accept self-attestation certificates from them. DH illustration

The Centre is considering a move to drop mandatory police verification of candidates selected for government jobs and may accept self-attestation certificates from them.

The issue of omitting the need of police verification of people getting selected for government jobs and applying for passports is under consideration of the Ministry of Home Affairs, official sources said.

The MHA is likely take a view of state governments and other stakeholders in the matter, they said.

A concept note on the matter by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions also favoured replacement of police verification in various works including for the purpose of issuance of passport and for government jobs.

It needs to be considered if this can be eliminated as (i) the police check is only about any criminal cases for which the persons concerned do provide necessary declarations and remain liable for false declaration; (ii) the police report is perfunctory as it covers the last place of residence only; (iii) in any case, neighbours' affirmation appears to have little meaning, the note says.

As part of its effort to reform the public service delivery system and bridging the governance deficit, the Centre is promoting self attestation in place of notarised affidavits for a big chunk of government-related work.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently sought minimum use of affidavits and a shift to self-certification, so as to benefit the common man.

"In a citizen-friendly initiative, all ministries and departments of the union government, and all state governments, have been asked to make provision for self-certification of documents in place of affidavits.

"The requirement of attestation by gazetted officer is also sought to be replaced by self-certification by the citizen," the Prime Minister's Office has said in a release.

The 12th report--'citizen centric administration-the heart of governance'--of the second Administrative Reforms Commission has also suggested simplifying procedures for self-certification provision

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