Over the past few decades, governance in India has been weighed down by excessive government formalities and bureaucratic indifference which has introduced red- tapism into the system and curtailed its reach out to people across the country. Rationalization of processes is key to effective and efficient governance and it is an urgent necessity to bring equality. Government regulations can be simplified through elimination of unwanted practices, rules and laws, and by reducing internal official burden on government servants. Regulations should also be periodically reviewed to make them contemporary.