Karthik Shiraly wrote:
But what I hadn't expected was that they wanted both to be attested by a "gazetted government officer"!
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Wow. Glad our library doesn't do that here!
When I got my first library card, the rule was to show proof you lived in the area. Which a parent could do. You also had to be able to "write" your name. They were flexible with that. I got mine when I could copy my name letter by letter from a piece of paper, my mom had written it on. (aka before I could actually write.) I *really* wanted my own library card though.
Maneesh Godbole wrote:You might want to refer them to this http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/narendra-modi-asks-departments-to-allow-self-attestation-of-documents/1/375266.html
Recently I got my passport reissued, and even they accepted self-attested documents. Considering that the passport is the highest security document issued by the government, in my opinion, compared to it, the library card is peanuts.
Anayonkar Shivalkar wrote:The funny thing is - (almost)nobody knows why those procedures are in place
Karthik Shiraly wrote: My problem is with the human aspect of it. I see such procedures as a lack of respect for our own citizens.
I fail to see why the word of a legislator / government officer / school principal is considered so sacrosanct.
All of us in India know just how venal these people are, especially the former two.
There are so many cases of legislators and officers who have forged signatures and orders to do crimes like usurping public land.
Such people are being given the right to judge whether the rest of us are honest or not!
Sorry, but I find it absurd.