Friday, November 7, 2014
No Need For Attestation Of Certificates And Affidavits In Bengal
Kolkata: Taking the lead in carrying through a major promise of the Central government to ease citizen-government interface, the West Bengal government has decided to do away with attestation of certificates by Group A and Group B Gazetted officers .
“Today our cabinet has decided that from December 1, 2014, attestation and affidavit in most government work will not be required. Applicants will themselves be competent to self-attest, unless there is a specific legal requirement,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told reporters.
She said students will not have to get admit cards and marksheets attested as self-attestation will be sufficient.
Even for affidavits, a self-declaration would be enough unless it is legally specified.
“It will save money and unnecessary harassment of people. We are trusting people by letting self-attestation work,” Banerjee said adding that they have given instructions to government departments on this.
She also announced that the cabinet has approved the appointments for 4,500 posts