10 Points to make India, A corruption free country.
These are the ideas of my own, to be proposed.
1. Population control by adhering to one child policy.
2. Make education through out the country free, up to the under graduate studies. Just cancel the quota allocation at least for the basic schoolings and undergraduate.
3. All the educational institutions should bring under government scanner and make sure they don’t run a financial institution instead,
4. Basic qualification for contesting in election should be an under graduate with good academic record. (Correspondent or postal should not be treated as the qualification)
5. Restructure the police department. No more constables->head constable->sub inspector->inspector structure. Basic qualification for the police department should be an Under Graduate with a specialization designed for the social welfare, Make sure the police department and vigilance act separately, under the IPS or IAS committee, which would be setup to look over it. No political leaders should allow manipulating the persons in the committee for their own interest. Strictly no caste quota should allow.
6. Every manufacturer and importers should be in surveillance under the Maximum retail price committee, A new committee which scrutinize the MRP price, they print in the product and production cost. This will avoid the price rigging game played by the retailers and manufacturers. So the inflation is under control.
7. Make stringent laws for corruption, minimum punishment to get dismissed from job, canceling Ration Cards, passport, no pension, no provident fund will be distributed for them and if any caste quota or scholarship for there children’s, just scrap that too, no more government jobs for their children’s and maximum punishment, up to death sentences, if their corruption yield to a innocence’s death or country’s security issue..(No more government benefits should be provided to them.)
8. The important thing is, select only the educated and right candidate for the government job, instead of taking non-qualified persons through caste quota and political recommendations.(You may experienced, the under qualification issues in police station and bsnl office.)
9. Make one local language and one National Language Mandatory to learn, to acquire a basic graduation, through out the nation, all the students should know the local and National language to get qualified for the graduation. (Personally saying, most of our citizens doesn’t understand what our prime minister and president is saying during the independent day speech, I feel so bad about it, and started to learn Hindi now)
10. I must list this point as first one but, I need to make you all, get a feel of wondering, how, all the above points would be possible to implement.
So here is the answer, when all the one billion and 9 crore people started to vote responsibly, without any religion, caste and personal barriers.
I understand, you may now wonder how the 10th point is possible. So I need to ask you one question.
Have you ever voted with responsibility and without any religion, caste and personal barriers?
If yes, we almost succeeded to implement the above 9 points, just away of one billion, 8 crore, 99 lakhs, 99 thousands , 9 hundred and 99 people left to get awareness about their voting responsibility.
To make it happen fast,
Just do awareness about this; to the people you move around, your society, it makes the whole difference.
Let’s join to make new India.
Comments, debates, new thoughts are openly welcomed here.
i wrote it within one hour, so if there is any grammatical mistake,plz do correct me.
IS CORRUPTION-FREE SOCIETY: A DISTANT DREAM?
Once chanakya had said that honey would be kept on your tongue and you would not be allowed to taste; it is impossible. Corruption is the misuse of public power for private profit. It involves those behaviours on the part of government officials, whether politicians or civil servants, where they improperly and unlawfully enrich themselves or those close to them, by the misuse of the public power entrusted to them. Corruption in any where is threat to every here as the saying one rotten apple spoils the barrel. Harshad Mehta, Sukhram, Tehelaka, Telgi cases are the great example of corruption in India.
Literacy and corruption are interlinked. Most literates are more corrupted in most of the cases and the most illiterate are the victims of corruption. As in India most of the people are illiterate so they are becoming the easy victims of corruption. Every patriotic Indian realizes that if there is one factor that is keeping India under the spell of perpetual poverty and which makes the life of the common citizen miserable, it is corruption. A citizen faces corruption practically at every level and every sector of life. It could be the local rationing department, police, municipal authorities or educational institutions like schools and colleges. In the industry inspector-raj has become a code word for regular bribes collected by the public servants at the cutting edge of administration of the various departments of Central and State governments.
Corruption is anti-national, anti-economic development and anti-poor. Nevertheless we have perhaps come to take corruption as a fact and a way of life. This may be partly due to sociological reasons and partly due to a sense of helplessness and defeatism. Corruption is harmful in three different ways:
Rajiv Gandhi once observed that out of every rupee meant for the anti- poverty programmes, only 15 paise reached the beneficiary. Out of the 85 paise may be 40 paise can be accounted for as administrative overheads. The leakage of the remaining 45 paise is definitely due to corruption. Corruption is, therefore, anti-poor. Corruption is also anti-economic development. Political interference, reduced attractiveness of service and declining morale has all combined to whittle away officials’ will to remain honest.
The biggest cost is political. Petty corruption is especially endemic at the lower, clerical levels of administration — precisely the point at which the ordinary citizen comes into daily contact with officialdom. People are forced to pay bribes for securing virtually any service connected with the government, even that which is theirs by right and law. People naturally tend to judge the entire structure of government on the basis of direct experiences with the agents of government. It would be difficult to exaggerate the revulsion felt by ordinary Indians toward the ubiquitous and institutionalized venality of public life.
Evil social practices also promote corruption. One major social cause that promotes corruption is the dowry system. Every public servant wants to see that his daughter is married off well and there’s continuous pressure for having a substantial level of dowry. This may be one of the reasons why one comes across cases where even public servants who have otherwise led a clean life become vulnerable to corruption towards the end of their career. Dowry system is definitely one of the social roots of corruption in our country.
Equally important is the social pressure in a competitive society for ensuring that children get the best possible education. Right from kindergarten in every educational institution, there is pressure of competition, and education has become commercialised. This has been further accentuated by government policies about affirmative action resulting in a great incentive for self-financing colleges who charge a lot of donation fee and most of it is collected in black. Education pressure and corruption in the education sector is another social factor contributing to corruption in our system.
One of the social roots of corruption in India can be traced to our Indian culture of tolerance. Equally important is another psychological factor. Power is never demonstrated in a society unless it is misused. In certain communities, being as corrupt as possible and amassing as much wealth as possible is seen as a macho demonstration of “competence”. If this is the attitude, those sectors of society that did not have an opportunity to share the power cake in the past may also rationalize that they must emulate those who had earlier enjoyed misuse of their power and amassed wealth by rampant corruption. Thus, a vicious cycle of corruption is launched where a society tolerates amassing of wealth and does not question how that wealth is accumulated.
Is eliminating corruption a myth or reality? If we believe corruption can be eliminated, it can be; if not, it will remain a reality. So is it a distant dream or can this dream be fulfilled is a billion dollar question.
In conclusion, corruption in India exists because of the unsatisfied basic needs of the general population. Corruption in India cannot be eradicated by questioning ethical standards of its population. Removal of corruption can only be achieved by right macro-economic policies and by reducing government control.
Honest political leadership is a must as a first step. Opening the economy for the investors around the world can provide the needed capital. Fresh ideas and entrepreneurial spirit has to replace the bureaucratic government control for a wealthier society. Supply of basic commodities has to be higher than the demand for general population not to bribe any government officials. Only skilled entrepreneurs hired by public shareholders can bring the money losing monster public sector to profitability. An efficient tax collection mechanism supported by computerised revenue reporting systems of individual businesses would be a step in the right direction. Qualified political leadership is required to understand and implement such policies.
Most importantly, political will of the leaders will be required to take such actions. In Japan and South Korea, former prime ministers and children of presidents have been jailed for corruption. In India, not one senior politician of the many who have been implicated in scandals - and they are numerous - has so far been convicted. The labyrinthine legal system is used to frustrate the course of justice.
Three-points can be suggested to check corruption. The first is simplification of rules and procedures. Corruption is like malaria, handled by giving medicine to those affected and simultaneously preventing the breeding of mosquitoes. Many of our rules and procedures breed corruption. Orders have, therefore, to be issued to check and simplify procedures. One example is a ban on post-tender negotiations in government purchases, except with the lowest bidder. Such negotiations are a flexible source of corruption.
The second step is empowering the public and bringing in greater transparency. Every office should have a board stating, ‘Don’t pay bribes. If anybody asks for a bribe, you can complain to the CVO, CVC.’ This way we can educate the public who come to every small office of the GOI and other organisations like banks and public sector undertakings that there is a way out if they do not want to pay bribes. The third step is strong punishment to those who are involves in corruption.
Corruption is the greatest hindrance in the development of ever-developing nation. If we want to replace the “developing” tag from our beloved country by “developed”, we have to take stringent measures and stand against the parasite of corruption together