Lokpal to bring more transparency: Singhvi
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Last Updated: Sunday, November 20, 2011, 21:59
  
New Delhi: The Lokpal Bill and the Judicial Accountability Bill are aimed at bringing much-needed transparency in the system, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Sunday said, who also hailed the Right to Information Act as a watershed initiative in this direction.

"The current existing structures in India usually culminate in conflict of intrests...legislations like the Lokpal, Judicial Accountability and Public procurement bills etc will bring more transparency in the existing system," he said at a seminar.

"Business ethics is the ultimate oxymoron I can think of... the irony today is that ethics at the end of the day cannot be enacted in its true sense...The central dilemma of the corporate world is that it does not have a soul or body," he said.

The seminar 'Sustainable development through ethics and value-based education' was held by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here.

On the occasion, BJP leader Prakash Javedkar emphasised on 'inclusive human development' based on value-based education process.

"Consumerism is not the only way of achieving desired develpoment...I believe growth and development is incomplete, unless an inclusive human development is achieved, which should have virtue and ethics as its essence.." the BJP spokesman said.

President PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Salil Bhandari said that the education and skill development, industrial development, agri-business and agricultural development, health, housing, infrastructure are imperative for the overall growth of the society.

"To attain sustainable development, ethics imbibed through well-designed and orchestrated value based education have to penetrate into organisational development at micro and macro levels," he said.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, November 20, 2011, 21:59


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