The Government has received representations/grievances/complaints from general public regarding non-acceptance of self-attested documents by the officials. Two references of public grievances were received on non-acceptance of self-certification by different authorities. A number of applications under RTI Act, 2005 seeking clarification on the subject have also been received.
Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances has been requesting States / UTs and Central Ministries to adopt self-certification and for abolition of affidavits and several communications have been sent in this regard.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Dr. R.Lakshmanan in the Rajya Sabha today. Source: PIB Release, 07.05.2015