My five point agenda to curb corruption practices in India by Vavani Sarmah
For last decade India’s development and progress is significant. India positioned itself for a prospective developed nation in the world by this century. GDP increases and it has been predicted that GDP will grow up to $17,000 by 2015. Still in case of corruption, India’s existing systems is one of the corrupted in the entire world. Common people are the victims of this corruption. People need to bribe officials for any small thing to work. My five point agenda to curb corruption –
1) Tough government regulation is the key to curb this practices among its officials. We need a law to make sure that if any official found guilty on bribery, action to be taken like
i) First thing is to confiscate his/her PF or pension fund forever.
ii) Pay fines upfront then proof not guilty and get the paid fine back
iii) Temporary or permanent present of CBI/anti-corruption representative in the most vulnerable departments
iv) Yearly town hall meeting to make awareness among its employeeàhigh lighting departmental mission, product and services.
(By productàmore job creation for those departments, increase of government fund, improve employee morale)
2) Systems need to be improved in such a way, so that common public interaction becomes very minimal and becomes window base system with most of the government departments where possible. And office environment needs to be improved so that every transaction becomes more transparent. Officers to interact with common public through a counter like in Bank. Officers in the other side of the window. (By productàLess traffic to the department result more productive work for the officers)
3) Identify most corrupted departments and points and install CCTV or surveillance camera which will be run and operate by third party preferably private sector participation. CCTV/ surveillance camera records will be analysed and monitor by other government departments like Anti-Corruption, CBI etc. (By productàJob creation for private sector, revenue stream for CBI or anti-corruption department etc)
4) Introduce one mandatory chapter against corruption and its consequence and available law in the country in class 8th standards social study book sooner than later to make awareness among the prospective citizen of our country.(By productàbooks with more information)
5) Identify each and every department’s products and services and time takes for each services and mandatory display in public places for whole year and published once in a year in one popular daily newspaper. (By productàrevenue stream for Newspaper industry)
Sat, 20 Jan 2007
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