Corruption Meter!

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  1. Oracle

    Oracle New Member

    Mar 31, 2010
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    Bangalore, India
    Let's post all Indian corruption related news in this thread!
  3. bhramos

    bhramos Elite Member Elite Member

    Mar 21, 2009
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    Indian Corruption related News.

    Files go missing when palms aren't greased: Infy director

    BANGALORE: No one seems to enjoy immunity from the curse of corruption. On Saturday, director (HR), Infosys Technologies, T V Mohandas Pai made candid admission on how the country's top IT firm had to make its way through corrupt officials, when it came to getting land approval for setting up its offices. Pai was speaking in the backdrop of the mass movement led by social activist Anna Hazare, which garnered unprecedented support from citizens across the country.

    "Corruption in government departments is largely among officials in the lower cadre. These officials are more powerful than IAS officers for the simple reason that it's they who handle and maintain all documents related to your work," Pai said.

    He recalled instances where Infosys had problems procuring building plan from a civic agency in north India while establishing the campus there.

    "We were asked to pay bribe. We refused. But in all places, wherever Infosys is functioning today, we have been supported by the chief secretaries. In north India too, we got the approval without paying a single rupee bribe. This because we brought the issue to the notice of higher officials. Left with no choice, the clerks finally gave in. Files go missing when palms are not greased."

    The campaign against corruption reminded Pai of emergency days when he used to protest as a student.
  4. Godless-Kafir

    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

    Aug 21, 2010
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    Please lock this thread, its meaningless and there are many other thread which can do the same work.
  5. Someoneforyou

    Someoneforyou Regular Member

    Jan 26, 2011
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    6 years after signing, India yet to ratify UN convention against corruption

    6 years after signing, India yet to ratify UN convention against corruption
    India - 11 april 2011

    NEW DELHI: India stands out as one of the few countries in the world that have not acceded to the UN convention against corruption. This convention, which came into force in 2005, has 140 countries on its list. India, which regularly battles corruption of mammoth proportions, is not.

    India signed the convention in 2005 but the UPA government, particularly the department of personnel and training (DoPT), has steadfastly refused to ratify it. Over the years, MEA (which is the nodal ministry for international treaties), has been pushing the government to ratify the convention. The official reason is that India has not yet brought its domestic laws in line with the international convention. But it's been six years and there has been little interest by the government in making India less prone to corruption. India's stand is particularly strange since many Indian diplomats helped to pilot the convention through the UN.

    For instance, acceding to the convention could have made it easier for India to repatriate the billions of dollars in ill-gotten wealth that have been stashed overseas. Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has found himself in complex negotiations with Leichtenstein, Switzerland and Germany to bring back stolen assets. Under the convention, asset recovery is a fundamental principle, Article 51 provides for the return of assets to countries of origin as a fundamental principle of this convention.

    The convention requires signatories to put in place certain preventive measures – like enhanced transparency in funding election campaigns and political parties -- which certainly in India is at the root of a lot of government corruption.

    Public servants would have to be subject to codes of conduct, requirements for financial and other disclosures and appropriate disciplinary measures.

    The convention criminalises not only basic corruption such as bribery and the embezzlement of public funds but also trading in influence and the concealment and laundering of the proceeds of corruption. According to UN literature, "offences committed in support of corruption, including money-laundering and obstructing justice, are also dealt with. Convention offences also deal with the problematic areas of private sector corruption."

    The convention was adopted by the UN General Assembly on October 31, 2003 in New York.

    Source: The Times of India
  6. prahladh

    prahladh Respected Member

    Apr 20, 2009
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    Universal Citizen
    Finally true patriots are joining IAS/IPS. I'm sure we will see good days.

    Officer on eviction drive beats himself up with shoe - The Times of India

  7. Dovah

    Dovah Untermensch Moderator

    May 23, 2011
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    Its over 9000!!!!

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