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Over 2,000 obsolete rules, laws scrapped in last 9 years: Minister | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Over 2,000 rules and laws have been scrapped by the Modi government in the last nine years for ease of governance and ease of business, Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Sunday.
After presenting Yashraj Bharati Samman (YBS) awards, the minister said that unlike the earlier governments, PM Modi has demonstrated the courage and conviction to do away with such rules that were causing inconvenience to citizens and many of them had persisted since the time of the British Raj. Singh said “earlier our priorities were misplaced and for 70 years, it continued to be misplaced because we were being governed by status quoist governments”.
The ultimate aim of good governance is to bring ease of living to citizens, he said. The minister appreciated Yashraj Research Foundation (YRF) for instituting the Yashraj Bharti Samman (YBS) and recognising the exemplary work done by individuals and organisations in different fields. He said the three categories in which the awards were presented, namely innovation in healthcare, transforming people’s lives and ethical governance, have always been the priority of his government.
The minister recalled that soon after the Modi government came to power in May 2014, within two to three months, the practice of getting certificates attested by gazetted officers was done away with.
Thereafter within a year, the PM spoke from the ramparts of Red Fort about the abolition of interview in job recruitment so that a level playing field could be provided.
In pension, face recognition technology was introduced so that elderly citizens did not have to go through the tedious process of getting a life certificate. Most of the functioning was converted online and in order to bring in transparency, accountability and citizen participation, the human interface was reduced to the bare minimum.

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