India’s Government Is Bribe-Shaming Its Employees

Normally, it’s citizens who call out civil servants for bribery. But in India, the civil service is starting to hold its own people to account. People in India have found a way to bribe their way to do pretty much anything, from passing a driver test to being able to see their baby right after they give birth. Now, the Facebook page of the group Anti-Corruption Bureau in Maharashtra, a state in western India, is publishing photos of public servants who were caught in bribery cases with the goal of mortifying them enough to prevent future corruption. Continue reading

Suspended Syndicate Bank CMD S K Jain, others gets bail in bribery case

NEW DELHI: Syndicate Bank’s suspended CMD S K Jain and five others were today granted bail by a Delhi court after the CBI failed to file charge sheet against them in the stipulated period of 60 days in a bribery case.

Special CBI Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma gave bail to Jain, co-accused Pawan Bansal, Mukesh Jindal, Vineet Godha and Puneet Godha, Vipul Aggarwal on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs two lakhs each and a surety of the like amount. Continue reading

The corruption in media and entertainment

The common perception is that corruption in the media refers to hanky-panky in the news media business. Therefore, private treaties, paid news, ad for edit deals is what has usually raised hackles. However, for some time now, there has been talk of rising corruption in the mainstream entertainment industry also. Continue reading

Stop corruption or other nations could turn away Indian doctors: Fiona Godlee

The British Medical Journal sparked off a furious debate in India’s medical fraternity when it published an article in May titled ‘Corruption ruins the doctor-patient relationship in India’, followed by an editorial written by eminent gastro-intestinal surgeon Dr Samiran Nundy. Fiona Godlee, the journal’s editor-in chief, spoke to Rema Nagarajan about their decision to launch a campaign against corruption in healthcare, starting with India Continue reading

Jayalalithaa moves Karnataka HC seeking bail in corruption case

Jailed AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa on Monday moved the Karnataka High Court seeking bail and challenging her conviction in the disproportionate assets case. Jayalalithaa’s aide Sasikala, her relatives V N Sudhakaran and Ilavarasi also approach the High Court. Continue reading

CBI books top DGCA officer for corruption

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case of alleged graft against Joint Director General of country’s aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation for giving extension to a flying school in Bilaspur on the basis of irregular documents.

CBI has registered a case of alleged corruption against Joint Director General A K Sharan, the then Senior Pilot, DGCA (Since Retired) Binodini Devi, the then Airport Controller, Continue reading

Corruption wipes out oil dealerships

The Supreme Court ruled last week that if the selection process for dealership of petroleum products is vitiated due to political considerations, patronage or other extraneous considerations, the entire allotment is vitiated. There is no automatic allotment in favour of the second or third empanelled candidate when the selection of the first empanelled candidate is cancelled, the court held while allowing the appeal, Indian Oil Ltd vs Sunita Kumari. Continue reading

‘Corruption is the worst form of ailment’: Lodha fires stern message at government over judiciary’s independence

A fortnight before his retirement, Chief Justice of India R.M Lodha again sent a stern message to the NDA government that the judiciary’s independence is non-negotiable even as he warned judges against being lured into corrupt acts.

“The independence of the judiciary is not negotiable. I can say with confidence that judicial independence has come to stay and no effort will succeed in taking it away. By and large, people understand that judicial independence is something which cannot be touched,” he said in his inaugural address during the Rule of Law Convention organised by the Bar Association of India (BAI) on Saturday. Continue reading

Huawei Said to Have Uncovered Corruption in Internal Probe: Report

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, China’s largest telecom equipment maker, found four employees in violation of the company’s policies on corruption as part of an internal inspection, a source familiar with the matter said.

In response to the findings, Huawei has held discussions with employees on what constitutes graft and affirmed the company’s zero-tolerance on bribery, the source said, declining to be identified because he was not authorised to speak about the matter to the media. Continue reading