New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said it has
implemented several steps to deal with corruption as per its
`zero tolerance` policy against the menace.
"Corruption thrives where transparency is lacking,
procedures are complicated, discretion of high order is
permitted and where there is a demand supply gap. The central
government is tackling these situations by encouraging greater
transparency, introducing simplified procedures and reducing
scope for discretion.
"The government is fully alive and committed to implement
its policy of `zero tolerance against corruption` and has
taken several steps to combat corruption," Minister of State
for Personnel, V Narayanasamy said in a written reply to the
Narayanasamy cited introduction of Lokpal Bill, 2011 in
Lok Sabha, issuance of citizens charters, acceptance of the
first report of the Group of Ministers (GoM) among the various
measures taken by the government to tackle corruption.
The minister also said Transparency International India
(TII) has placed India at 95th rank in 2011 as compared to
87th in 2010 on the corruption perception index.