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MCD tops in Corruption cases, followed by Delhi Govt and DDA

Municipal Corporation of Delhi has topped the Corruption chart with about 4,300 cases and is followed by Delhi government, Delhi Development Authority and Delhi Police. There are about 457 Corruption related cases against the Delhi government employees including 137 from Delhi Jal Board (DJB). It is followed by DDA and Delhi Police where 305 and 133 officials respectively were facing More »

SEZs Vs Displacement: Join Peoples’ Audit in TN

appu Iyyakkam) and its member organisations (see list below). The process will bring out some of the most seminal issues concerning the SEZs including the questions of land acquisition, displacement, Corruption, environmental impact, compensation, employment generation, livelihood loss and labour rights as well as questions of development and economic growth. Following is a brief on the subject along with the text of an appeal issued by the orga

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Making people their own cops by Sreelatha Menon

n about how they are being denied the benefits of the schemes meant for them. Something comes between entitlements and beneficiaries when it comes to social sector schemes. It is not necessarily Corruption or greed of the providers. It is the ignorance of the beneficiaries. If one were to drive through villages from Raipur to the borders of Orissa, or for that matter any village in the central belt, one would find rickety-legged children loo

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Protest against proposed Cash for Food in Delhi

poor friendly. 6) Strict action against corrupt politicians, Food Dept officials & ration dealers as it will boost the morale of the poor consumers. The Government arguments that the Corruption is the main basis of withdrawing subsidized food from PDS (means closing or reducing the size of Food Dept) & proposing cash scheme and if it becomes the principle of removing Corruption from the

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Blowing The Whistle by Prashant Bhushan, VK Shunglu, Arvind Kejriwal, Madhu Bhaduri

The CVC has failed to be an institutional bulwark against Corruption. The reason? Wrong appointments. It's time to fix the methodology of these appointments and make them transparent. The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) was set up as a department of the government of India in the 1960s. It was functioning as an organization to advise government on all matters relating to Corruption in public servi

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Strengthening panchayat raj

efforts appear to have started to further dilute even the limited decentralisation that has taken place so far. Beyond these area-specific issues, however, perhaps the most pervasive problem is Corruption. Although the situation can differ in various states to some extent, on the whole it is a very widespread phenomenon that substantial “commissions” play an important role in the smooth transfer of development funds to villages. Once

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Two senior officers of the district administration in Bihar fined for contravening the RTI Act

ernment intended to ensure livelihood security for families living in villages and hamlets. Wherever alert civil society organisations and activists monitor the implementation of this programme, Corruption is of a much lower order; in others mismanagement of funds is rampant. Renovation of Videshwar Sthan Pokhar- a pond in Bhith Bhagwanpur village of Madhepur tehsil (sub-district), was one of the projects drawn up by the local gram panchayat

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Rising prices: What is the govt doing? by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

ood supplies, calibrating exports and imports and coordinating the activities of at least three important ministries — agriculture, commerce and finance — is not simple. Add to this, Corruption and the scenario becomes murky. The outcome of the official inquiry into the rice export scam is awaited. During 2008, at a time when there was a ban on its exports, consignments of non-basmati rice from Indian found their way to a clutch of Af

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CVC posts names of 123 ''corrupt'' officials on website

The Central Vigilance Commission has for the first time made public the names of 123 government officials against whom it had suggested prosecution or imposition of penalty for alleged Corruption. The Commission earlier gave out only the numbers of officials, along with their departments, against whom it suggested prosecution and penalty proceedings in its monthly report. But for the first time, names have been posted on the CVC''s website.

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Joshi counters charge of packing NREGA body with Cong MPs

reporters on the achievements of his two ministries -- RD and Panchayati Raj -- during the first three months of UPA government. Amid all the hype about NREGA and convergence as also reports of Corruption in it, Joshi announced that he would tour every state to check theimplementation of NREGA. Taking heed of comments of the Chief Justice of India that there was Corruption in the job guarantee program

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