Soon one-page form for birth, death and several services

New Delhi,  (IANS) Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that applications for majority of services like birth or death certificates will soon be simplified and converted into one-page form format.

“We are releasing one-page application form for pensioners, birth, death and several services. We plan to convert all multi-page or voluminous forms to single-page within a year,” he told reporters at a media briefing on Good Governance Day here.

Stating that there was a need for a form where minimum information was asked instead of repeatative ones, Singh said he is coordinating with the states and union territories to replicate the same process.

He also stated that his ministry will be holding meetings every month with at least two central departments and reviewing forms available for different services under them.

“Our efforts will be to simplify the whole procedure and achieve the target of single-page form for all government services within one year,” the minister said.

At present, one has to fill lengthy forms for getting birth, death and other certificates.

On the occasion, Secretary, Personnel, Sanjay Kothari announced the government’s plans to integrated Aadhaar number with government services so that people do not have to fill out whole details again.

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