Zero Tolerance For Corruption

Posted In India, Thoughtworks - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 With 0 Comments

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India Today’s latest issue (January 3, 2010) carries an eye opener cartoon by Ravi Shankar with an amount at the top  Rs 1.76 followed by eleven zeroes. The cartoon shows Dr. Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi declaring “We have ZERO tolerance for corruption!” and some minions of theirs declaring “We can tolerate many more zeros….”

It correctly depicts the current status of Indian politics or better refer it as corruption politics. Tens of high level corruption cases have already come in public, many are in pipeline for media to highlight and many may still be in progress being done. This has happened in past and will continue to happen in future too.

If you have forgotten, let me list the high profile corruption cases in recent months:

Other than these everyone is aware of thousands of crores in Swiss banks from these and other scams.

We have almost become a land of scams where every now or then we come to know of a new scam where millions of crores have gone to the pockets of high profile netas, babus and media persons and nobody has ever cared.

These are the top scams happened in India in last 20 to 30 years:

  1. 2G Spectrum Scam
  2. Commonwealth Games Scam
  3. Telgi Scam
  4. Satyam Scam
  5. Bofors Scam
  6. The Fodder Scam
  7. The Hawala Scandal
  8. Harshad Mehta & Ketan Parekh Stock Market Scam

Even wikipedia has a page listing all major scams in India. What a shame !!!