Comments on: Unravelling India, Part 2: Corruption Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: kanad_b Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:22:03 +0000 Keep writing. The power brokers cannot touch you. Make this country a little better. Send in some suggestions directly to Anna and Team. Thank you Jeff Glekin.

By: Agyat Thu, 19 Jan 2012 18:29:39 +0000 Annbou, are we not missing the root cause of corruption in our society? We can go on plugging leaks and make more rigid laws that leave no room for discretion. This will make out system more incompetent as laws tend to not keep up with time. As an example, good chunk of our laws were written during the British Raj to help a firm British rule.

The key missing ingredient is Integrity in us. We need to awaken integrity. This is different form morality. We will have all shades of moral values in our society, but integrity has no shades.

It means:
I do what I said I will do. I do what is expected of me as per my responsibilities. I inform when I am unable to keep my word due to a real reason.

Once there is integrity, then discretion is an asset as it empowers the people at the bottom of any organizational hierarchy to make decisions rather than half-heartedly implementing out-of-date and out-of-touch decisions made by some people in a secretariat in a state capital.

By: Annbou Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:33:37 +0000 many paths can lead to mate corruption:
1-Instate a computerised V.A.T. system in each state.
2-Give a big hike to salaries( hence Inflation,that India can now afford)and specially to police and tax staff.
3-Apply thoroughly the laws against corruption and against the culprits.
4-Limit the political carriers to one elected mandature followed by TWO void periods.
5-Hike Taxes on land changes and Land business profits.
6-Incentives for reporting of cases of “DOWRY” in marriages.
of course no elected politician may accept these steps!

By: tmc Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:56:05 +0000 It might help if they all spoke the same language too.