Ummid Assistant

Applications open for Manmohan scholarship at Cambridge

Opportunities for Indian students in US

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home National

India's institutions have become corrupted: Book

Wednesday March 27, 2013 08:27:31 PM, IANS

New Delhi: Entire sections of public life have become corrupt in India, says a book by a former officer of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS).

"As of today, the most important institutions, the legislature, the executive and the judiciary, have been corrupted," B.V. Kumar says in the paperback edition of "The Darker Side of Black Money" (Konark).

"Corruption of these institutions has finally led to its institutionalisation," he says.

Kumar quotes then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as saying that growing corruption had bred contempt for the law.

According to Kumar, Indian efforts to check corruption had failed because the guilty did not get punished. Quoting statistics, the author says conviction rate in Indian courts is dismally low compared to other countries.

The 350-page book says that although the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) did its best to complete probes, investigations were often slow and tardy. "The agency is under political leash," it said.

Kumar, who held many coveted posts in 35 years of service, identified lack of political will as one of the factors why India seems to be losing the war against corruption.

Corruption has become so all-pervasive that it has ceased to be an issue among political parties, he says.

Lack of respect for political ideology also means that politicians charged with corruption promptly join another party, where "they are not only welcomed but treated as heroes".

Kumar also blames the criminal justice system for the present mess.

He suggests that investigating agencies undertake 'sting' and undercover operations to unearth cases of systemic and chaotic corruption.

"It is also necessary to identity persons who are known to be corrupt and retire them from the civil service compulsorily.

"As far as politicians are concerned, nothing short of a social and political boycott may be necessary as most (of) them are thick skinned."

Condoning corruption, he warns, would amount to patronising organised crime, "and this will ultimately debilitate and destabilize governments, particularly in developing countries".

The book laments that many countries do not penalise corruption in the private sector.

"With growing liberalisation and privatisation, a stage has now come that corruption in the private sector should be criminalised," it says.

"Legislation should be introduced to punish corruption in the private sector, including corporate corruption. "This is particularly necessary because of the corrupt practices indulged by multinational companies.

"In fact the trade wars between multinationals result in competitive corruption. We should remember that private corruption usually involves fraud." 

 


 

 




 

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

More Headlines

Probe ordered into termination of DRDO scientist Aijaz Mirza: Report

Can Congress overcome infighting to win Karnataka?

Tamil Nadu advocates Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka

Myanmar govt. restricting aid to Muslims: Human Rights Watch

Katju seeks pardon for Zaibunissa in 1993 Mumbai blasts case

Migration to Middle East will continue: Expert

For Holi, Hindus and Muslims come together in UP

Contraceptive pills kill 20 in France

Journalist Najam Sethi is Punjab caretaker chief minister

Two km of rail track stolen in Moscow

 

Top Stories

Katju seeks pardon for Zaibunissa in 1993 Mumbai blasts case

After actor Sanjay Dutt, Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju Wednesday sought a pardon for Zaibunissa Kazi, another convict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.  

Parliamentarians join 'pardon Sanjay Dutt' chorus

SC upholds death for Yakub Memon, Sanjay Dutt's conviction

 

  Most Read

Holi Hai

For Holi, Hindus and Muslims come together in UP

For a state that saw 34 small and big communal riots in the last one year, Hindus and Muslims came together in this Uttar Pradesh capital Wednesday to celebrate  

Probe ordered into termination of DRDO scientist Aijaz Mirza: Report

The Ministry of Defence has ordered a probe into the termination of junior scientist Aijaz Ahmad Mirza from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) after his arrest by the police.   

Owaisi bats for DRDO scientist, questions salary to Col Prohit

 

  News Pick

No IPL in Tamil Nadu if Sri Lankans participate: Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu will permit IPL matches only if the organisers promise that no Sri Lankan players, umpires, officials or support staff will participate, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa told Prime  

Italian foreign minister quits over marines' return

Italy's Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi Tuesday said he was resigning to protest his government's decision to send two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen, back to India to face trial,  

Arabic domain name .shabaka gets global approval

The global regulator of web addresses, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), has officially approved ".shabaka" or the Arabic translation of ".web" as a domain name. Moving away from  

Yemeni scientist awarded for invisibility theory

Human beings can be made invisible, a Yemeni scientist recently suggested after unveiling award-winning research pointing to a theory on the invisibility 

 

Picture of the Day

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh being welcomed on his arrival, at King Shaka International airport, to attend the Fifth BRICS Summit, at Durban, South Africa on March 25, 2013.

 

Recommend the story to your friends

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

The Funny Side

Education & Career

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.