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Violating CIC Orders, MEA Withholds Names of Those Who Accompanied Modi on Foreign Visits -Dheeraj Mishra

me minister abroad, which is already public knowledge. Not disclosing information despite the CIC order raises serious questions about the Modi government’s claims of creating a transparent and Corruption-free system. The foreign ministry’s deputy chief of protocol and public information officer Mayank Singh wrote in the reply, “The information sought is extremely sensitive. If this information is disclosed, it will have an impact

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Disclose Corruption complaints against Union ministers: CIC -Yogesh Kumar

-The Times of India DEHRADUN: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to disclose complaints of Corruption received against Union ministers between 2014 and 2017 and action taken on them as well as to share information on the quantum and value of black money brought back from abroad since the Narendra Modi government came to power. The directions to provide all relevant details within 15 da

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What Is Affecting the Performance of the Public Sector? -Kiran Bhatty and Dipa Sinha

lic sector especially in education, health and other social services has been the subject of a lot of debates in the last few decades. The dominant narrative has attributed implementation failures to Corruption, lack of accountability, poor incentive mechanisms and over-sized government – aspects of inefficiency and rent-seeking assumed to be inherent in state systems. Solutions put forth therefore focus on circumventing the system, through tech

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Transparency survey reveals Corruption rising in India -Kumar Vikram

-The New Indian Express Corruption has gone up in the country during last one year, according to a survey by Transparency International India. NEW DELHI: Corruption has gone up in the country during last one year, according to a survey by Transparency International India. In the survey, conducted in association with the online community platform Local Circles, about 56 per cent citizens admitted to

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Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor of Economics at London School of Economics, interviewed by Tathagata Bhattacharya (National Herald)

al deficit, foreign portfolio investment, etc. shows that macroeconomic stability is under stress. Where did the government go wrong? A. I think the government in its zeal for the so-called war on Corruption took its eyes off pro-growth reforms or pro-poor welfare policies. At the end of the day, it is growth and employment generation via new investment that is key to long-term economic progress and various welfare schemes are a way of providing a

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With Attack on Himachal Man, Number of Murdered RTI Activists Rises to 73 -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

government bodies, another name has been added to the growing list of RTI activists who have been killed for raising disturbing questions. The 73rd person to be killed for raising a voice against Corruption is Kedar Singh Jindan, who according to agency reports from Himachal Pradesh was first allegedly beaten up and then run over by a vehicle near Bakras village in Sirmaur district on the afternoon of September 8. Jindan was a social activist and

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99.40% of demonetised notes returned: RBI

BNs), valued at Rs 15.4 lakh crore and constituting 86.9 per cent of the value of total notes in circulation were demonetised (scrapped). The Modi Government had scrapped the SBNs to clamp down on Corruption and black money, cut off terrorist financing and tackle fake Indian currency notes. But with almost all the money coming back, experts wonder whether the purpose of demonetisation has been served. The report said during the year (2017-18), 2

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BJP Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Won't Say How He Spent Rs 11 Cr Of His MPLADS Fund Despite CIC Order -Akshay Deshmane

Commission (CIC), HuffPost India has found. This persistent denial of information by a senior cabinet minister flies in the face of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claims of running a transparent, Corruption-free government. The CIC order was based on a Right to Information (RTI) request—filed in September 2017—asking for details of works recommended by Tomar, progress in their implementation, the details of applications received for

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