1. Amend Prevention of Corruption Act for mature political consensus: Arun Jaitley

Amend Prevention of Corruption Act for mature political consensus: Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley on Monday called for statesman like and mature process of political consensus as well as removing the environment of suspicion on decision making...

By: | New Delhi | Published: April 27, 2015 4:58 PM
Arun jaitley finance minister

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that, “Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 must “bring out an essential distinction between trial and error or an honest decision and a decision led by corrupt motives”. (PTI)

Expressing optimism that India has the potential of double digit growth, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday called for statesman like and mature process of political consensus as well as removing the environment of suspicion on decision making by amending the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

“‎The overkill coming from various institutions has not helped the growth rate of the economy,” Jaitley said at a CBI function.

His comments come at a time when key reform bills on land acquisition and the goods and services tax are pending with the Parliament for approval.

Referring to his experience while heading the department of disinvestment as well as other government ministries, Jaitley further said that many departments are reluctant to take decisions or enter into honourable compromises.

Calling many of the phrases in the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, the minister said that these need to be reviewed and the Act must “bring out an essential distinction between trial and error or an honest decision and a decision led by corrupt motives”.

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    guest
    Apr 27, 2015 at 5:16 pm
    Mr Jaitley forgot that government is being run for the people. Same complaint was made by Manmohan Singh. I have made a complaint two years back but a corrupt babudom has used every trick to somehow bury the matter. Do you think such a system will be accepted? Babus should change their mindset and learn to work for a democracy not for fiefdoms.
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      gopal
      Apr 27, 2015 at 5:20 pm
      Nepal quake is great lesson for this country which can be learnt by our politicians of country. Firstly all govts at Center & states should develop robust NDRF organisation to meet such disaster in future on top priority basis. The mushrooming growth of cities in India without any planning & full of illegal constructions violating all rules & norms of Civil constructions should be banned. The political mileage like AAP in Delhi by regularizing all illegal house constructions will be very dangerous for Citizens of Delhi resulted in huge casualty which can not be estimated now. The rampant corruption & worst governance in our country is biggest evil which has devastated all system of this country as well as dragging this country into poverty and backwardness which is responsible for mive illegal constructions supported by corrupt politicians of country in power which will cause more ferocious and huge killing of innocent people. This is biggest lesson for corrupt, brazen, anti-national & greedy politicians who are only thinking for aming wealth for himself & their families rather than thinking for welfare & safety of people & own country. What is happening today in Parliament in blocking all bills needed for speedy development of country on flimsy ground by Congress & other corrupt & greedy parties which resulted in road block for progress of this country which is visible in public domain. Congress is guided by foreign elements whose leaders never worked for people & nation in past which is reason for promotion of rampant corruption & gigantic scams worth trillions of rupees. Those other corrupt parties will have same fate in future like Congress since people are closely observing all nefarious & dirty tactics of corrupt politicians to derail all development activities of country. The people will throw all such destructive and anti-national parties in future elections. Therefore, all political parties should work for peace & prosperity of country which will true nationalism and it will be great help for poor of country. We hope that everyone will make all efforts to make this country most prosperous & rich since politicians have amed huge wealth in last 68 years which can be seized by present govt in one stroke for welfare of country. BJP govt should form special SIT & FAST TRACK COURTS to try corrupts & seizure of all ets for development of country.
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