`Govt has zero tolerance against corruption`
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 18:51
  
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 Lok Sabha.

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.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 18:51


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