The Haryana government has decided that hence forth no applicant will submit affidavits to the government departments or organisations for delivery of services except in those cases where affidavit is required by the law or under statutory rules.
In other cases, a self-declaration would be accepted, an official spokesman said here on Thursday.
He said that application forms would be drafted so as to contain an undertaking or declaration by the applicant that the facts stated in the application are correct to best of his or her knowledge belief and nothing has been concealed therein.
"In case of any concealment or misrepresentation, legal action would be taken against the culprits under various sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC)," he added.
The spokesman said that all the administrative secretaries, head of the departments, deputy commissioners in the state, managing directors, chief administrators of all the boards and corporations have been asked to ensure the strict compliance of these instructions.
They have been also asked to send a compliance report to the effect that a self declaration is being taken by the applicants instead of affidavits, he added.