Central And State Government Departments are told to adopt Self Certification
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 465
ANSWERED ON 26.11.2014
SELF ATTESTATION OF DOCUMENTS
465 . Mullappally Shri Ramachandran
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has decided to accept self-attested documents in place of affidavits for Government related works as reported in the media;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether any directions have been given to the State Governments in this regard and if so, the details thereof and the response of the State Governments thereto;
(d) whether parents can sign the documents in case of minors; and
(e) if so, the details thereof, and if not, the reasons therefor?
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) to (c): It is a constant endeavour of the Government to simplify procedures by introduction of self certification. For this, all Central Ministries/Departments as well as State Governments/UTs have been requested to review the existing requirement in this regard and make provision for self certification, wherever possible. Response from 20 States/UTs has been received indicating action taken by them.
(d) & (e): Different organizations prescribe different criteria for attestation, subject to Statutory and legal provisions. As per its mandate, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances has been requesting them to adopt self-certification, wherever possible, as a measure of administrative reform.
Source: Lok Sabha