Thursday, November 09, 2006

High corruption level largely affecting poor

High corruption level largely affecting poor - Times of India

CUDDALORE: The high level of corruption found in government offices in India, including the police and judicial services largely affects the poor, director of the Tamil Nadu state judicial academy S Vimala said on Tuesday.

Inaugurating a week-long vigilance awareness week, organised by the Neyveli Lignite Corporation, she quoted a recent survey which stated that an amount of 21,068 crore was received by government officials each year. A proper mindset is needed to eradicate corruption which ideally should not exist in a democratic country, she said.

Vimala said that people have to wait for too long to get justice in India. This was due to the fact that there was only one judge for one lakh people.

NLC chairman-cum Managing Director S Jayaraman said NLC follows clear cut procedures for every purchase and awarding of contracts. "To avoid corruption, NLC has been implementing e-procure methods for purchase of materials," he said.

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