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Centre says amended anti-corruption law will rein in graft, but bureaucrats and activists claim legal provisions weakened
India

Centre says amended anti-corruption law will rein in graft, but bureaucrats and activists claim legal provisions weakened

The Centre is seeking to project the passage of the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act as a major step in its fight against corruption.

Protests against Rajasthan's 'draconian' ordinance forces Vasundhara Raje to rethink 'gag order': A roundup
India

Protests against Rajasthan's 'draconian' ordinance forces Vasundhara Raje to rethink 'gag order': A roundup

Rajasthan government tabled a bill that seeks to protect public servants and judges from prosecution and bars the media from reporting on allegations against them without prior sanction.

By tabling criminal laws amendment in Rajasthan, Raje govt has prioritised public servants over public
India

By tabling criminal laws amendment in Rajasthan, Raje govt has prioritised public servants over public

The Rajasthan ordinance goes against established principles of free speech and will erode the public's confidence in the government.

CVC to monitor govt employees' banking transactions above Rs 10 lakh to check corruption
India

CVC to monitor govt employees' banking transactions above Rs 10 lakh to check corruption

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has stepped up its examination of suspicious banking transactions by government employees to check corruption.

Banks to be armed better to resolve stressed assets: Arun Jaitley
Business

Banks to be armed better to resolve stressed assets: Arun Jaitley

While addressing the SBI Economic Conclave, he said, "unlike the private sector bankers the state-run banks are constrained by being public servants and the present laws on corruption (PCA of 1988) makes them wary of settling issues purely on commercial considerations".

Diluted Lokpal Act makes transparency wear a cloak: Has India's fight against graft fizzled out?
Politics

Diluted Lokpal Act makes transparency wear a cloak: Has India's fight against graft fizzled out?

The amendments to the Lokpal Act, cleared by the Parliament, seem to weaken the law and reduce transparency instead of improving them.

Days after becoming LG of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi bans 'lal battis'
India

Days after becoming LG of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi bans 'lal battis'

Use of siren in cars of VIPs, including the escort and pilot vehicles of the Lieutenant Governor, has been banned in Puducherry.

Govt keen on taking action against corrupt public servants: Jitendra Singh
India

Govt keen on taking action against corrupt public servants: Jitendra Singh

The government is committed to protecting and providing incentives to honest and performing civil servants but determined to act tough against corruption, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Sunday.

A bit of humour to humanise govt-public equations won't hurt: Why Mumbai police's tweets are what we need
India

A bit of humour to humanise govt-public equations won't hurt: Why Mumbai police's tweets are what we need

Humour humanises, and a bit of it in life doesn’t hurt anyone. Thank Mumbai Police for reminding us that. Thank it again for sending out the subtle message that all government communication need not have majesty and authority written all over.

The Whistleblowers act is a joke, but better than no act at all
India

The Whistleblowers act is a joke, but better than no act at all

This Bill is the new Jokepal in the House and needs some serious debate by our Elders to fix its many shortcomings.

Kejriwal, 4 others from AAP have criminal cases against them
India

Kejriwal, 4 others from AAP have criminal cases against them

Kejriwal has five cases against him and charges have been framed in the defamation case, filed by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's political secretary Pawan Khera.

SC says higher courts will protect honest officers' rights
India

SC says higher courts will protect honest officers' rights

The government claimed that its nod should precede corruption case investigations against officers of the rank of joint secretary and above to safeguard their interests.

'Govt orders' no excuse to break law: Kiran Bedi slams Vanzara letter
India

'Govt orders' no excuse to break law: Kiran Bedi slams Vanzara letter

In a series of tweets, Bedi said that Vanzara's excuse that he was 'following orders' amounted to nothing, since the first duty of an IPS officer was to the law and not to any individual.