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The first question we posed them was whether it was true that the entire systemor even a large part of itwas corrupt I wondered about that; foras a much younger manduring one of my stints in governmentit was thought that perhaps less than a tenth of my secretary-level colleagues were of doubtful integrity They would frequent embassy and corporate partiesbut were kept out of the loop of serious work The general reaction to my question was that this was still true Some felt the percentage may be higher; some contested that These were senior civil servantsjuristsjournalists and academics; but they were reasonably alert personsand it is likely that they have a reasonable perspective on reality So if everybodyor even a large majorityis not for sale we can avoid thinking of ourselves as a banana republic There was however a persistent feelingthoughthat while corruption was still a minority practicemore and more persons in authority would passively ignore wrongdoing rather than confront it as they did earlier This was attributed to earlier a gradualand later an acceleratederosion of Central authority and therefore a condoning of wrongdoing by default Coalition regimesit was arguedtended to acquiesce to wrongdoing Alsothe need for political funds was greater when there was a multiplicity of parties; once the process is underwaytheres no way of knowing where the individual siphoned away largesse collected originally for party purposes I was not too happy with this argument There was nothing in principle that suggested that centralised regimes were less corrupt I felt there was considerable merit in the Rajiv-era argument that decentralisation would in fact reduce corruption in the long runsince it would be more visible as a leakage from commitments made at the local level The question then becomes: can we develop rules for coalition regimes The development of rule-based systems for a polity with an ever-expanding empowerment of groups and individuals becomes a challenge Sometimes the quest itself degenerates into formalisms The first rule has to beof coursezero tolerance for corruption Having said thatis the elite which includes all of us willing to share the largesse society provides to each one of us with an expanding political elitelegally In my own experiencewhen I switched from academia to being a ministermy salary went down by around 40 per cent Through the time I was an MPour personal savings went down by a lot of money nearly Rs 80000 By now MPs and ministers are paid betterbut most of us are paid better tooand we resent any largesse to the political class It is rubbish to think that they are inferior beings But by doing so we force corruption even for those who may want to be honest There are other rules In the second half of the 80sRaja Chelliahs work showed that around two-thirds of industry was shifted from controls to fiscal and financial rule-based regulation In the Bureau of Industrial Controls and PricesI supervised this transitionwith dual-pricingtariff regulation and other financial rule-based policies The transition was contestedbut the courts upheld themgiven the transparency with which it was done In only two cases did a powerful corporate group scuttle the reform and it was postponed But when you have weak regulators retired bureaucratswho tend to defend their earlier bailiwick and work in a non-transparent manner orworse stillpass off everything to a political processan EGoM problems are invited in design More rules for coalition regimes are needed We need a positive debate A nation on the move can ill afford procrastination The writera former Union ministeris chairmanInstitute of Rural [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsRangoun: An official working for Aung San Suu Kyi’s government was sentenced to six months in jail by a Yangon court on Friday for criticising Myanmar’s army chief in a Facebook post It is the latest verdict to highlight lingering limits on free speech in the young democracy where the military remains a powerful player despite the end of junta rule File image of Aung San Suu Kyi AP Myo Yan Naung Thein a researcher for Suu Kyi’s ruling party was arrested in October for urging the head of the army to resign over deadly raids on police posts in the north of Rakhine state The attacks by a militant group claiming to represent Myanmar’s stateless Rohingya Muslims sparked an army crackdown so brutal that UN investigators believe it may amount to crimes against humanity In a Facebook post just days after the October raids Myo Yan Naung Thein said senior general Min Aung Hlaing was shameless for allowing the raids to happen and called for his resignation The 43-year-old appeared calm as he heard the verdict read out in Yangon’s Kamayut township court on Friday flanked by military officers But he struck a defiant note as he left the court criticising the army’s continued grip on power even after Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won the first free elections in half a century in 2015 Under a junta-era constitution the military still controls a quarter of parliament seats and the ministries of home affairs defence and borders "It’s obvious that we have two groups ruling Myanmar not only our (elected) government" he told journalists Myo Yan Naung Thein has been held in jail since his arrest and will be able to walk free in a few weeks because of time served Prosecutions under a controversial online defamation law have soared since the NLD took power in March 2016 targeting both those who have criticised the army and the new civilian administration The law was originally passed by the previous military-backed government as part of a raft of measures designed to attract foreign investment in Myanmar’s telecoms sector But activists say it is increasingly being used to stifle free speech and criticism of the government dashing hopes the NLD would usher in a new era of openness after half a century of repressive military rule At least 46 cases have been brought over the past year compared to just seven between when the legislation was passed in 2013 to when the NLD took power They include cases against two officials from one of the country’s biggest media groups a man who called the president ‘crazy’ on Facebook and another who wrote curses about the army on his car Last month a mother launched proceedings against her own son for writing insulting comments about her relationships on Facebook Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 1 2013 12:44 am Related News An absconding convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts casecaught in Kerala a few days agowas on Saturday produced before the special TADA court in Mumbaiwhich directed the CBI to take him to Arthur Road prisonsfrom where he will be sent to a district jail for convicts Manoj Kumar Bhanwarlal Gupta alias Munna had been on the run since the Supreme Court enhanced his sentence to life imprisonment in March this year Guptaan associate of key conspirator and absconding accused Tiger Memonwas found guilty of accompanying the latter to Raigad district to facilitate the landing of arms and ammunition prior to the serial blasts and also on the return journey to Mumbai to distribute the same to the co-accused The trial court had sentenced Gupta to 14 years in prisonwhich he has already servedHoweverin March this yearthe apex court enhanced Guptas sentence to life term after which he went missing Gupta was apprehended in Kannur district of Kerala when he was on his way to visit his wife Guptameanwhilemoved an application Saturday before the TADA court seeking medical treatment for his fractured arm and diabeteswhich was allowed [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: March 11 2013 3:42 am Related News In its report on the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) schemethe Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has named state-owned Shreetron India Ltda firm already named by the CBI in the NRHM scam in Uttar Pradeshfor supplying computers and printers at almost double the purchase price to the ICDS directorate According to the reportShreetron supplied computersprinters and UPSs worth Rs 608 crore to the directorate while purchasing the same at Rs 333 crore from the original equipment manufacturersthus making a profit of Rs 275 crore The Uttar Pradesh governmentin August 2004authorised Shreetron India Limited to supply computers and peripherals to departments at rates quoted by it As per the arrangementthe state ICDS directorate sanctioned a purchase of 820 computersprinters and UPSs for its project offices from Shreetron without any tender process in October 2009 The amount sanctioned was Rs 608 crore Shreetron supplied the computers and peripherals to ICDS in November and December 2009 Howeverthe directorate entered into an agreement with the firm in April 2010four months after the supply was completed Furthera scrutiny of the delivery challans and bills of the original equipments manufacturers showed that while Shreetron purchased computers from HCL Infosystem at Rs 31000 per unitit supplied the same to ICDS at Rs 49932thus at an aggravated cost of Rs 18932 Similarlypurchasing laser printers from Samsung at Rs 6867it supplied the same at two and a half times the costat Rs 16315making a profit of Rs 9448 UPSs were purchased by Shreetron at Rs 2670 each and sold at Rs 7884keeping a profit margin of Rs 5213 Shreetron thus made a profit of Rs 275 crore in the deal The firm is already found to be involved in the NRHM scam in Uttar Pradeshwith anomalies in supply of computers and peripherals to NRHM worth Rs 8 crore As per the CAG reportthe records of the ICDS directorate claimed that due to paucity of timetender process was avoided in purchase of these 820 computers The CAG found the claim to be incorrectbecause during the check test by the CAG teamat least 31 of these computers were lying idle with the directorate due to lack of electricity connections For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 10 2016 7:11 pm Hrithik Roshan starrer Kaabil teaser has garnered an overwhelming response on digital platforms with nearly 37 million hits across platforms Related News The recently released Kaabil teaser starring Hrithik Roshan has received an astounding response from the audience It has garnered an overwhelming response on digital platforms with nearly 37 million hits across platforms Hrithik Roshan who is also busy with Ashutosh Gowariker’s upcoming historical drama Mohenjo Daro treated his fans a few days back by revealing the teaser of his upcoming film on Twitter followed by its teaser poster While sharing the teaser of Kaabil he wrote: Blinded by a million eyes watching me…when in fact I am the observer I am the watcher 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