Hyderabad, Feb 27 (PTI) Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said the NDA government has scrapped 1,500 rules like attestation of documents by a gazetted officer in some cases as they became obsolete. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Centre Plans to Reward Honest Govt Employees With Promotion, Salary Hike | Check Details Here

He also urged the states to follow the suit as it would save time and manpower. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: These Central Govt Employees to Get Disability Compensation From This Date | Check Details Here

“It is huge aberration that even after 70 years of India’s independence, you have to furnish the proof that you are alive for pension…now we are using technology,” the Minister of State for Prime Minister Office said. Also Read - Common Eligibility Test to be Conducted Online From Next Year For Select Govt Recruitment

“The people can use biometrics. We have done away with almost 1,500 rules which were obsolete,” Singh added while speaking at the concluding session of 21st National Conference on e-Governance.

He also said the main aim of e-governance should be “ease of governance and ease of living”.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.