Corruption has become a way of life: SC judge

Holding that corruption has become a "way of life", senior Supreme Court judge Altamas Kabir has said "sensitivity" and values in governance are required to curb the menace.

Last Updated: Dec 08, 2010, 13:40 PM IST

New Delhi: Holding that corruption has
become a "way of life", senior Supreme Court judge Altamas
Kabir has said "sensitivity" and values in governance are
required to curb the menace.

"Why are we still floundering with our values? Why is
it that the people are still helpless? The answer is simple,
now it (corruption) has become a way of life... it has been
accepted as a way of life," Justice Kabir said.

Addressing a function organised for release of a book,
`Restoring Values`, edited by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation`s
managing director E Sreedharan and Tata group`s resident
director Bharat Wakhlu, the judge also emphasised on the role
of value-oriented education, and said that a change of mindset
is needed to eradicate the problem.

"Unless we change our mindset, we cannot eliminate
corruption," he said.

Asked if private sector should be brought within the
purview of the Right to Information Act, Justice Kabir said,
"It is for legislature to decide."

PTI