Indian whistle-blower Sanjiv Chaturvedi was conferred with the Ramon Magsaysay award by the Philippines president here on Monday, and said that it was a tribute to all sincere civil servants who are fighting against corruption.
“Like many other developing countries of Asia, India too faces serious problems of corruption. There is no effective antidote to this problem. No amount of individual activism or non-governmental organisations can replace corruption despite being genuine,” Chaturvedi said in his speech.
Chaturvedi had earlier exposed corruption in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi as its chief vigilance officer. He was removed from the post last year, two years before the completion of his tenure.