This is going to prove another glaring example of Government shift towards red-tapism. I wonder how any gazetted officer will satisfy himself/herself about the financial status of a family. Would they have time to go through the records of a family or is it desirable even? Normally, such a responsibility is handled by Revenue Department. In many states it used to be a certificate from employes in case of Government employees. I think this ruling may invite some mal-practices as well. Also, this step is a departure from the present day trend of simplifying the government procedures.