Abolish Concept of Notary-public, Oath-commissioners
Notary Public and Oath Commissioners usually authenticate documents for an ‘extra’ fee without actually identifying authenticity of persons having signed the documents, a system prone to frauds and uselessly adding cost. It is time to altogether abolish concept of notary public and oath commissioners. Instead registered medical practitioners, lawyers, charteredaccountants and persons in other such categories apart from gazette officers easily accessible to public should be empowered to attest documents where necessary. It will also be in tune with Central government’s steps to review of all laws of British era to end those colonial laws which have of no relevance now. Considering black-market and back-dated sale of stamppapers, these must not be sold through private vendors, and rather may be made available in all denominations at all post-offices and bank-branches (private and public-sector) apart from other convenient centers by having a sale-commission.