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Telangana second worst performer in graft fight -Coreena Suares

-Deccan Chronicle In the area of citizen activism to curb Corruption chart, Telangana state stands fifth. Hyderabad: The Center for Media Studies (CMS) has ranked Telangana state as the second worst performer in the fight against Corruption. Tamil Nadu tops the list, followed by Punjab. Andhra Pradesh placed fourth and Gujarat fifth. The list marks poor performers in terms of curbing More »

Telangana 2nd, AP 4th most corrupt states: Survey -U Sudhakar Reddy

-The Times of India HYDERABAD: Telangana is the second most poor performing state in curbing Corruption in availing public services, according to a CMS-India Corruption Study 2018. The report released on Friday revealed that Andhra Pradesh has been ranked at number four in the Corruption perception index. Alok Srivastava of CMS India told TOI: “Thi

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Close to a quarter of households in 13 states have faced Corruption in 2018, shows a recent study

The present NDA government led by the BJP at the Centre came to power in 2014 on the planks of development and anti-Corruption. However, contrary to PM Narendra Modi's slogan of 'Na Khaunga, Na Khaane Doonga' (meaning ‘would not take bribes, nor would let anyone accept bribe’), a new report by the Delhi-based Centre for Media Studies (CMS) shows that almost three-fourth of Indian households think that the level of More »

75% households feel Corruption went up, 27% say paid bribe: Study

-PTI Seventy five per cent households across 13 states feel that the level of Corruption has increased or remained the same during the last one year, while 27 per cent confessed to paying a bribe to avail public services in the last one year, according to a new survey. The 'India Corruption Study' conducted by the Centre For Media Studies covered more than 2,000 households from over 200 rural and ur

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Whistleblowers act needed to protect RTI users: Aruna Roy

quo;However, the system ever conscious and jealous of its power, has strategised to stall the free flow of information, to disempower and stall RTI users. More than 70 of them have died, for exposing Corruption and preserving democratic rights,” the former IAS officer who resigned from the service to work with peasants and workers in rural Rajasthan told PTI. Roy, who in 1990 co-founded the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), alleges that

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Secularism at risk as RTI Act weakens, says Aruna Roy

r agencies on security grounds. Electoral bonds are a case in point where we don’t know who is financing a political party. Donations by foreign entities are also under wraps. The source of all Corruption is political funding. This basically undoes all the gains for the Right to Information Act for which Indians have fought for so long,” said Ms. Roy on the sidelines of the book launch. Ms. Roy, who quit civil services to begin working

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Improving social audits -Suchi Pande & Rakesh R Dubbudu

GA since 2008. It has completed eight rounds, organising 9,125 rural public hearings, and auditing over 21,827 panchayats. Though participatory social audits are designed to expose problems and deter Corruption, in an exploratory study, conducted in partnership with the Society for Social Audit Accountability and Transparency (SSAAT-Telangana), we find that social audits are playing a significant role in redressing individual worker grievances, though

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RTI lock off travel details

his arrival and departure from the Bureau of Immigration, a unit of the Intelligence Bureau, which is exempted from making any disclosures under the transparency law barring allegations pertaining to Corruption and human rights violations. "I request your good say to direct and order the BOI to provide my arrival and departure details on my passport. I am only asking for my own particulars in my passport, which aren't readable," he pleade

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Feeding Hungry Children

der the Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP) through self-help groups (SHGs). For long, the ICDS had big private contractors supplying THRs in a number of states. This system has been rife with Corruption and leakages. Recognising this, in 2004, the Supreme Court passed an order banning private contractors from being suppliers for the ICDS and encouraging the governments to employ local village organisations, mahila mandals or SHGs instead. Desp

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Jean Dreze, development economist and social activist, interviewed by Rupashree Nanda (CNN-News18)

now, the entire programme is bound to fade away sooner or later. * What are the bottlenecks in the implementation of NREGA? Delay of wage payment, stagnation of real wages, lack of political will, Corruption? The biggest problem right now is that the wage payment system is in disarray. Delays in NREGA wage payments are bad enough, but now, under the Aadhaar-based payment system, workers also face a severe problem of failed payments. According to

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