Corruption Black Money And Flattery Can Be Reduced, If there is a Will to do so
Cancer of Corruption can be cured
Many politicians have now openly admitted that it is not possible to remove corruption from life and corruption is deep rooted in the system. People in general have also accepted the corrupt practices as routine way of business.
However it is very much necessary to try to reduce it if complete stopping is not possible.
I however do not believe that it is not possible to make India free of corruption when it was made possible by our great leaders to make India free from the clutches of British rule.
Right to recall is one step to create fear in minds of corrupt politicians and corrupt officers working in government departments in particular and all evil doers in general.
To make judiciary active, sincere, honest and effective is another step to give quick punishment to perpetrator of injustice. It is necessary to make police and judges accountable to public and force them to catch hold of real culprit within shortest period of time. By action courts and police both have to demonstrate that all criminals are punished in shortest period.
Third way is to inculcate good habits right from the beginning of one’s education and promote good students in all sphere of education life.
Fourth is to stop corruption in recruitment, posting and promotions. Departmental heads and ministers are in general applying their power of discretion to earn illegal money in doing whimsical promotion, transfers and posting of service class people which gives rise to flattery, bribery and ultimately corruption for survival. Such unhealthy practices results in growth of corruption practices. As such corrupt officers sitting at top post should be sent to jail first to send the desired message down the line.
Fifthly all honest persons, effective officers , devoted political workers have to brought in focus and given all powers to deal with corrupt service men and corrupt politicians. Media should give maximum coverage to good work of good officers instead of giving news of accidents, murders, rapes or bollywood actors and actress. When players of cricket can be made Hero of the Nation by media there is no doubt to me that real performers in other walk of life should be given more weightage by media.
Government should not allow politicians spending in political rallys, election campaigns or buying voters by offering gifts in cash or kind. None of government functionaries should be permitted to spend a single pie in extending welcome to ministers or high rank officers. None of businessmen, contractors, service providers or service men and none of government departments or PSUs should be allowed to extend financial support to political contestants. No function should be permitted by district administration which is organized for welcoming a leader or an officer or for inauguration or for any purpose. Government can provide a common platform at its own expenses for popularizing a scheme or for politicians contesting election at panchayat or village level. Not a single pie should be spent on flattery and to make this plan fully successful our government should take lesson from other developed countries.
There is no question of government funding for election. Rather contesters in election should go door to door for campaigning. Every contestant has to show their performance and prove that they can serve people of India if they are given opportunity. Role of money should be completely made zero. Person selected from a group of say 5000 voters should then be made member of district level elected body. Member so elected for District level assemblies should selected educated member for state assemblies and then for Parliament. Such process will give true power to Panchayat level workers and remove corruption from the root. Further this process will save crores of rupees which are spent by the government and politicians on conduct and process of general election.
Last but not the least media should stop news, discussion and debate on caste and community. Any person or group of person making analysis of voters or servicemen or officers or politicians or organizations based on caste and community should be punished.
By hook or by crook Indian government or the people of India have to create an atmosphere where every citizen of India voluntarily give due respect to rule of law and there is fear of law in minds of all people.
Rule enforcing agencies and monitoring agencies must have full liberty to punish breaker of law without any fear of repercussion from politicians or top ranked officers.
Money mafia or naxal elements who are extorting money from people of India must be booked to task and put in jail until they exhibit change in habits or show reformation in their mind.
Merit and only merit should be highlighted in all sphere of life. Honest and sincere workers who have been posted in remote or critical areas or who have been shunted away by gang of corrupt officers and corrupt politicians should be brought back to mainstream and given powerful post by removing and weeding out corrupt officers.
I would like to say here that movement of Anna Hazare is very much commendable but it can get the desired success only by support of politicians under the existing framework set for functioning of various legislative and executive organs of the government. Political parties have to come together and unitedly fight against corruption and if needed dethrone existing government if it does not listen. Mahatma Gandhi and Jai Prakash Narayan got success in their goal only because they had political support as well as public support.
Message for Kapil Sibal, HRD minister
If a child is not getting admitted in school, or he is not getting proper education in school ,then who is responsible for such sorry state of affairs prevailing in most of the state run or stated aided schools?
If poor common men are not getting required medical care and needed medical facilities at government run hospitals , then who is responsible, punishable and accountable for such mismanagement in government run hospitals?
If fake medicines are supplied in hospitals or sold from medicine dealers who is responsible and accountable for it?
If doctors do not attend their duty honestly, then who is supposed to take disciplinary action against them punish them?
Unwarranted pathological tests are prescribed by unscrupulous doctors to patients in nexus with owners of pathological labs, and then who will hang such inhuman doctors?
Officials and babus of various Municipalities and Municipal corporations are not passing construction map without taking bribe or passing unlawful construction after taking bribe, then who is supposed to take action against such corrupt officials?
Fake and inflated Bills of unscrupulous contractors as well as suppliers are passed in all government offices only after payment of shares of bribe to various officials and ministers. Whose duty is to stop such malpractices prevalent in government offices, public sector undertakings and public sector banks and insurance companies?
Chartered Accountants put their valued signature without making adequate checking of books of records. CAs verify books of accounts as less as possible when they get commission as much as they desire, otherwise they delay the process. Judges do not decide the case as long as they get f their share in illegal money advocates collects from their clients. Who is supposed to trap such corrupt judges?
Officials of pollution control board issue clearance certificate after taking bribe, Income tax officials passes assessment order after taking bribe, custom officials clears shipment after taking bribe, passport official issue passport after taking bribe ,and so on ………. who is responsible for such illegal practices?
Scam in thousands and lacs of crores of rupees are detected in various departments under central government, have any minster or departmental head punished without the intervention of court?
Lacs of crores of rupees are declared as Non Performing Assets in public sector banks, why is government not taking adequate steps to recover the money from such willful defaulters and why the government is not punishing CMD, ED and DGM of such banks who is promoting unhealthy practices cleverly and getting retired without facing any punitive action from any corner?
Why vigilance officers POSTED IN VARIOUS BANKS AND PSUs and officials of Anti Corruption Bureau or official of CBI themselves take bribe and close the case lodged against various corrupt officials?
Why is government silent spectator of all such unhealthy practices prevalent in government offices and why is government continuously silently watching Chirharan of Draupdi for decades together?
Do the government and ministers think themselves great by pointing out their accusing fingers towards member of opposition parties? Why is central government not taking appropriate action against state government which is not performing as per central directives? Why do you hesitate to accept the performance recorded by Nitish and Narendra Modi government?
Before maligning and before character assignation of Narendra Modi your government do not introspect and admit willful and inordinate delay in punishing the guilty of Anti Sikh Riot or Bofors scam or stamp scam or share ghotala or UTI scam and so on……
Is Manmohan trying to hide his fault by pointing out his accusing finger towards Mr. Advani or Mr. Narendra Modi who is appreciated by all learned Indians.?
Why hundreds and thousands of clerks and officials involved in Chara Ghotala of Bihar state were punished but the then chief minister Mr. Lalu Yadav who masterminded the scam was made railway minister.
Why not real culprits involved in stamp scam not punished even after lapse of two decades?
Why Manmohan Singh and his flatterer minister kept silence for two years on various scams and why did he not take any action against corrupt officials to demonstrate that he is active, efficient and capable?
Last but not the least why various departments entrusted to stop corruption is not functioning honestly and why Lok Pal Bill or judicial reformation has not been put into effect for last four decades though central government has promised to do so many times?
Why leaders of Congress Party and other partners of UPA hesitant in supporting movement launched by Anna Hazare against Corruption.
“Chor Ki Dadhi Me Tinka”
A Few Questions For You
How is it possible that fake pilot officers are recruited in India?
IAS and IPS officers are transferred at the whims of ministers.BDOs SDOs and other officers are transferred as per whims of ministers.CVC and CBI officials are safe on their post only till they do not act against the will of any minister or VIP or any powerful corporate house whose nexus with top politicians is unbeatable.
Judges are selected not on merit but on recommendation of some VIPs.
Why banks are allowed to recruit officers in higher scale depriving senior experienced officers available in banks?
Is it a direct permission to top ranked officers to earn through recruitment?
How is it possible that questions pertaining to most of entrance test, recruitment test,educational degrees, professional qualifications are leaked before actual date of test or open use of unfair means are allowed in most of the examinations. Even examinations for civil services are not perfectly pure.
Do anyone know how much cash is required to be paid by aspirants for the post of ED or CMD of a Public Sector bank to various top level dignitaries?
Is it not true that high level source and recommendation of some ministers is enough to become director, ED or CMD of a bank or a Public Sector Undertaking?
In fact one has to pay for getting posting and promotion too in all government departments, in police department, in banks, in insurance companies, in schools and colleges and in brief almost in all offices.
Even teachers and police personnel are recruited as per whims and fancies of MLA, MP and minister of the area in which school is located. Posting of BDO, CO DC, DM, SP and all IAS and IPS officers are done by group of ministers after taking money in some way or the other.Police inspectors, IT inspectors ,vigilance officers etc are safe as long as they are in good book of key persons including politicians.
Similarly when top officers of a PSU are selected by Interview panels only after paying money, such officers will definitely try to recover the same from his subordinates.
People who come by paying money as bribe always try their level best to earn money as bribe as much as possible. Similar is the position of MLA and MP who earn illegal money to become MLA, MP and ministers in next election too.
Why do all ministers put verbal pressure on corporate houses and recruitment bodies in government offices to give employment to their kids, friends and relatives?
Why CBI officials going against the sweet will of key persons of the government are posted at critical places and officers who provide safety to corrupt ministers and corrupt corporate houses are promoted violating policy and given choice posting?
Officers have to pay cash or gift invariably for getting recruitment or posting in top positions in addition to use of recommendations from some important and powerful person. Due to this, quality of workforce has faced great erosion practically in all offices.
Management of all public sector undertakings and public sector undertaking are thus creating frustration and disincentive among good officers who are being rejected not only in promotion process by greedy top officers but humiliated by newly recruited direct bosses.
Is it not harmful for the health of public sector undertakings and does it not tarnishes the image of the country ?
Is it not the true reason for why the people of India have lost faith in the government?
Unhealthy practices are root cause of all corruption and still PM of India called as clean person continue to watch Chirharan of Draupdi as he and his team of ministers did in 2G scam?
Even President of India or a Governor of a state, or director and CEO of a PSU is handpicked by ruling party to serve their vested interest and honest performers are posted at critical places for some reason or the other without taking into account the capacity to perform or knowledge of the person or the past background of the person.
It will not be astonishing for anyone in India if ruling party appoints Mr. Kalmadi or Mr. A Raja or Mr. Madhu Koda or Mr. Lalu Yadav as Governor of a state in near future. It is not abnormal when a corrupt General Manager or ED of bank of PSU who gives bribe to Secretary or Minister is appointed as ED or CMD of a bank or a PSU.
In fact merit is always the victim and Indian courts are not in a position to do justice for such victimized persons who are denied their right of recruitment, promotions and posting at better places. Even officers in vigilance department or in CBI or Anti Corruption bureau earn money by treating guilty as innocent or work under the pressure and advice of top ranked officers and minister who can make or mar their career.
As such I always say that root cause of all corruption in our country is the prevalent malpractices in the process of recruitment, promotion and postings. Flattery has become the master key to enter the process and then money plays the vital role in getting the desired employment, desired posting and desired promotion at the cost of quality people, talented people and devoted honest workers.
And hence Central Bureau of Investigation should be instructed to investigate thoroughly the process of recruitment, promotions and posting of last 20 to 30 years and try to punish all top ranked officers who committed crime of handpicking corrupt officers for promotion and posting at good places and who created bad culture in government offices by promoting flattery culture.
Why officers feel pleasure in extending red carpet welcome to his bosses is an open secret and hence I need not enlighten elaborately much on this subject.
It is open secret that crores of rupees are spent illegally in welcoming a top official or departmental head or a minister almost by all departments and government owned offices companies and bodies. There is none to stop such unhealthy culture which is mother of all corruptions, scams and scandals.Crores and crores are spent on political rally or on providing security to politicians. Crores and crores of rupees are spent on election campaign . Crores and crores of rupees are spent on extending red carpet welcome to VIPs at public cost.
Government of India has announced stop on fresh recruitment, reduction in foreign trips and cut in plan expenditure to show public that government is serious on current fiscal problems.Need of hour is to snatch all discretionary powers invested in top officials related to transfer, posting, promotion and recruitment.
It is seen that top officers seldom gives respect to merit and such powerful officers gives weightage to either bribe or recommendation of some other VIPs . As a result, such powerful and so called responsible officers rape talented and sincere performers and that too in the name of Merit and suitability.It is necessary to abolish the system of Interview for all in-house promotion systems. It is therefore necessary to bring about as much transparency as possible in all such processes.
It is beyond imagination that government of India will be able to bring all money black or white to India. I am unable to understand when and how government will be able to ascertain the color of money until foreign bank provides true information on all accounts and Indian inspecting officers have willingness and enough resources to reconcile the same with IT return of the same person in India to assess the true colour of the money.
There are many reasons behind it. Some of the reasons are submitted below.
Foreign bank will not agree to share information with our country as long as there is mutual agreement between the two countries for mutual share of information.
As per Indian law I think even Indian bank or Indian government has got no right to share information of any account of any person in India with foreign bank or any foreign based authority.
Foreign based banks as learnt from various articles in this respect do not ask for much information about person ,opener of accounts as much as person opening account in Indian banks are supposed to provide to the banks (strictly as per KYC norms)
Income tax officials are not so much honest and sincere that they will try to catch such person. Had they been so much sincere and honest they could have caught black money at least hundred times of what amount is said to be parked in Swiss bank or any other foreign based bank. In fact it is they (IT personnel) who teach taxpayers method of saving tax and how to evade tax because they get bribe in cash or kind from such taxpayers.
Government of India is made of dirty politicians and they do not have real willingness to make such stringent rules which forces Indian taxpayers or Indian Income earners to declare the income truly, honestly and correctly in their IT returns. Because survival and development of India Politicians lies on the existence of black money only
Entire politics of India runs on black money and without help of such black money any political party or any individual contesting election cannot imagine of spending crores of rupees in election. Most of the candidates in current election has declared income and declared capital of less than one crore but he will spend not less than five crores to win the election. Wherefrom such money comes is such question which none can answer correctly.
Majority of government officers have huge unaccounted money and it is they who can afford buying a house worth more than a crore in the mid of the town. None of honest employees in any department can imagine of purchasing a house worth even twenty to thirty lacs in white money (house in India is traded in two parts, one white money and another part of cost is in black money) because real cost of such house including black money is always more than at least sixty lacs.In India there are hardly one out of 100 house worth more than a crore is registered in true value of the house. Government can easily count such houses in each town and find out real tax evaders if they are really interested to catch black money.
Obviously it s an open secret that there are plenty of black money in Indian economy and Indian government has failed to curb it despite promises and hue and cry made by several VIPs and despite shedding crocodiles tears by so many politicians. Therefore one cannot even dream of getting Indian black money parked in foreign banks. Doing politics is one thing and doing something real is entirely a different story.
Lastly I would like to suggest government of India to discard adherence of KYC norms and remove anti money laundering act and ask all banks to open account in any manner in the name of any true or false person and allow money to be deposited in Indian bank. In this way entire black money will come back either in bank or in circulation. At least money will not be parked in foreign banks in Indian banks accept money freely.
This is desirable because government of India cannot control effectively inward and outward remittances taking place through banking channel despite all claims and assurances of controlling authorities. Money going abroad through fictitious import and export still persists in trade and growing day by day. Not to speak of money being imported or exported, even arms and ammunition are being imported in disguise to spread reign of terror by terror groups and Indian government remain silent spectator .Inspite of several steps taken by government of India for last two three decades and inspite of several stringent laws in this regard to curb spread of black money transaction ,our law enforcing agencies in collusion with politicians have miserably failed to effectively enforce existing rules and ensure finish of black money from the system.