Revolutionary governance reforms brought in two years: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: Revolutionary governance reforms like abolishing age-old practice of getting the certificates attested by gazetted officers have been brought in past two years some of of which no other government in the past had dared to venture, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Saturday.

Addressing the valedictory session of the two-day national symposium on 'Excellence in Training' here, he said that soon after the NDA government took over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave us the golden Mantra of 'Maximum governance, minimum government'.

"Thereafter, not only he himself stuck to this dictum but also inspired his other colleagues in the government to follow the same and make the governance and administration more responsive, citizen centric and accountable," said Singh, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office.

Referring to some of the path breaking reforms, he said, within few months of the formation of government, the age old practise of getting the certificates attested by gazetted officers was abolished.

This not only brought convenience to the youth aspiring for jobs and for other applications, but also sent out a message that the Modi government had the capacity to trust the citizens of this country, the Minister said.

Similarly, from this year, Singh said, the practise of interviews had been discontinued in all the Central ministries and departments for selection to junior level posts so that every individual regardless of his background or socio-economic status may have the opportunity to prove his calibre at a level playing field.

There revolutionary governance reforms were brought in last two years under the Modi government, some of which no other government in the past had dared to venture, he said.

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