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SC slams Khattar government, finds 'influence' bags mining lease -Dhananjay Mahapatra

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: In what could hurt Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar's claim of Corruption-free governance, the Supreme Court has severely criticised the manner in which "influence in high places' was used to subvert law regarding grant of mining lease in the state. Dropping loud hints about its displeasure, a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said: "This is a classic case of Sunder Marketing As

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The illusion, the reality check -Pranab Bardhan

-The Indian Express Three years after the Modi government assumed office, the promise of job creation is unmet. The demon of Corruption is not yet slayed As the triumphal march of the Modi-Shah juggernaut continues, smashing the feckless and disorganised Opposition on its way, it is useful to ponder over at least two of the grand hoaxes of the current regime over the last three years that have been impressively successful with the general elec

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SC advice on Corruption

-The Telegraph New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked the government to be "unrelenting, stern and uncompromising" against Corruption to realise the benefits of liberalisation and welfare measures, and urged the public to "rise against bribery and Corruption". The bench of Justices Kurian Joseph and R. Banumathi also upheld the conviction of former IAS officer Neera Yadav under

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Midday meals scheme: Are Corruption claims exaggerated? -Monika Yadav

l instances of schools siphoning off funds under the scheme by reporting inflated student enrolment. Comparing official data with that from the Indian Human Development Survey, this column shows that Corruption in the scheme is less than what is being alleged - and not of the nature that Aadhaar can check. In Februrary 2017, Government of India issued a notification that effectively makes the unique identification (UID) number, or Aadhaar1, compuls

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Rajasthan High Court issues notice to state government, ACB over 600 crore benefit to Vedanta -Mahim Pratap Singh

nghvi had allegedly benefitted Hindustan Zinc Ltd, a subsidiary of Vedanta-owned Sterlite industries Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday issued notices to the state government and the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) over alleged inaction in a 600-crore scam probe involving multinational mining giant Vedanta Resources. Justice V K Vyas issued the notices to the ACB and the state home secretary, on a petition by advocate A K Jain, seeking their

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Govt may scrap PDS -Dalip Singh

counts after Haryana and Puducherry closed their PDS systems. This model may be implemented in other states as well". He informed the members that Haryana and Chandigarh have managed to check Corruption after they became kerosene free. Under the PDS, central public sector undertaking Food Corporation of India (FCI) sells food grains, including wheat, rice and sugar, and kerosene through fair price shops in states and union territories. T

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The economics of Aadhaar -Sumit Mishra

ntually, the then government headed by the Congress party told us. The elimination of false claimants and a chain of government officials who administer public delivery systems would help cut down on Corruption and enable the state to do more with fewer resources, we were told. Eight years after its launch, and more than a billion Aadhaar registrations later, much of that promise remains unmet even as the project remains mired in a number of contro

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Regulator turns up heat on erring CAs -Arun S

inst those found advising their clients to hide the truth and emboldening tax evaders – before and, particularly after demonetisation. While he asked the auditors to help end black money and Corruption, he sought to know from the ICAI why in the last 11 years, it had taken action against just 25 erring members. Mr. Modi had said it was worrying that there were over 1,400 cases pending against CAs for several years, and that it took years f

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Rajya Sabha brainstorms on agrarian crisis

n 2016-17 to Rs. 9,009 crore. Mr. Singh also targeted the government for its new insurance policy, which, he alleged, benefited only private companies. The Congress leader also alleged that there was Corruption in the Food Corporation of India and the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India. Samajwadi Party’s Ram Gopal Verma said successive governments had failed to address the issues plaguing the sector. He sought ade

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Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana -- a good scheme with flawed implementation, says CSE's latest report

cultural department officials do not conduct such sampling on ground and complete the formalities only on paper. CSE also noted other issues such as lack of trained outsourced agencies, huge scope of Corruption during implementation as well as non-utilisation of technologies like smart phones and drones to improve the speed and reliability of such sampling. * Inadequate and delayed claim payment: Insurance companies, in many cases, did not investig

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