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In both states, For all the latest Sports News, “Vijender landed some clean punches in the first six rounds, they are very noble and have always been compassionate towards society and the poor: PM @narendramodi — PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 22, "Many are doing that. He was a strong youth leader of the party. "It has further strengthened our resolve to stamp out terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir, has moulded AAP’s cognitive dissonance into a dominant narrative and led the party into punching far above its weight. There is only one problem with this strategy though. ten days ahead of its world premiere,which is scheduled for April 14 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by P P Rao | Published: January 23 2012 3:39 am Related News Corruption has become a serious problemdefying solutions To curb itseveral measures are needed apart from the Lokpal billthe Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill and the Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Persons Making the Disclosures Billotherwise known as the whistlblowers protection bill The three billsin their present formdo not appear capable of achieving the avowed objective Like the Right to Information Actthese bills need to be made effective Ideallythey should be made part of a comprehensive package of electoraladministrative and judicial reforms These should facilitate the removal of public servants found to be of doubtful integrity and the appointment of persons of probityability and commitment Protection of whistleblowers is overdue For want of protectionseveral whistleblowers who dared to expose corruption have been killedincluding journalists The whistleblowers protection billpassed by the Lok Sabhawas drafted after considering the reports of the Law Commission and the Second Administrative Reforms Commissionto encourage public-spirited persons to disclose information relating to corruption and the wilful misuse of power or discretion on the part of any public servantto ensure their anonymityfacilitate discreet and thorough inquiry into the allegations and to provide a mechanismnot only to punish the guilty and recover the lossbut to provide safeguards against the victimisation of informants The bill also prescribes penalties for motivated complaints made against innocent public servants While adopting the definition of public servant from the Prevention of Corruption Actcovering government servantsmembers of Parliament and state legislaturesministers and judicial officersthe bill excludes the prime minister and chief ministers who act as competent authorities and are made responsible to ensure effective implementation of the law The success of the proposed law depends on the competent authoritys integrityability and determination to root out corruption The prime minister in relation to a Central minister and the chief minister in relation to a minister in a state are supposed to shoulder this onerous responsibility At a time when the credibility of severalCMs appears to be doubtfulcan this bill achieve its objectives While the high court is rightly made the competent authority in respect of judicial officers and the court staffin the case of Central government servants and holders of office under a Central Actthe competent authority will be the Central Vigilance Commission or any other authorityas the Central government may specify There is no guidance for exercising discretion by the Central government Similar discretion is given to the state governments to specify the State Vigilance Commission or any officer of the state government or authority as the competent authority in respect of its employees or holders of offices under a state law Unguided discretion means avoidable uncertainty Legislative guidance is necessary Keeping out judges of superior courts is understandable as the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill provides for a mechanism to entertain complaints against them The British had left behind a disciplined armyneutral civil servicesefficient police and paramilitary forces and a strong and independent judiciary Those fighting for Independencepromised better governance through elected representatives BR Ambedkar and Rajendra Prasad told the Constituent Assembly that if the people elected have competence and integritythey can make the best even of a defective Constitution If they are lacking in thesethe Constitution cannot help What are the ground realities now Candidates spend large sums of unaccounted money After getting electedtheir interference with the administrationincluding the policehas become inevitable Corruption starts here The Supreme Courtin the Vineet Narain vs Union of India casetook notice of the NN Vohra Committee Report on the activities of crime syndicatesbeing protected by some in the governmentand suggested remedial measures In Jayalalithaas casethe Supreme Courtreferring to the corruption that has corroded electoral democracysuggested amendment of the Representation of the People Act1951so that a person on being convicted of an offence punishable under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act could be disqualified from being chosen as a member or continuing as a member of a legislative assembly or Parliament The public opinion for a strongindependent Lokpalreflects the the lack of trust in the integrity and objectivity of the elected representatives Parliament is yet to act To check corruptionthe electoral system needs to be purified first Administration of justice needs to be toned up For ensuring successful prosecution of corrupt public servantsthere has to be an independent and thorough investigation In addition to whistle blowersprotection needs to be given to each and every prosecution witness as suggested by the Law CommissionJustice Malimath Committee and the Supreme Court In shortcomprehensive reforms covering all aspects of corruption are required Who will do itand when The writer is a senior advocate in the Supreme Courtand an expert in constitutional law For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News

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