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Plan panel initiative to improve governance, fight corruption

At a time when the government is facing plethora of scandals relating to 2G spectrum sale and the Commonwealth Games, the Planning Commission solicited views from the public to improve governance and combat corruption.



New Delhi: At a time when the government is
facing plethora of scandals relating to 2G spectrum sale and
the Commonwealth Games, the Planning Commission on Wednesday solicited views from the public to improve governance and
combat corruption.

People can now submit their suggestions and views on
policies and programmes which could be taken up during
five-year period ending March 2017, Planning Commission Deputy
Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said while launching a
dedicated website for the 12th Plan (2012-17).

"I am expecting people to give their views (on inflation
and corruption). I find a lot of people have views on
corruption. The issue of corruption becomes very relevant we
would like to see what they have to say," Ahluwalia said.
The Commission will be preparing a detailed five-year
plan by January-February 2012, he said, adding the web-based
consultation process make the whole process more inclusive by
allowing different stakeholders to participate in the
exercise.

The Congress-led UPA government is under attack from
Opposition parties over allegations of corruption relating to
allocation of 2G spectrum to telecom companies, mis-management
in Commonwealth Games, Adarsh Society scandal and appointment
of the Central Vigilance Commissioner.
As part of the preparatory exercise, the Commission
formulates an Approach Paper for the Plan. Once the Approach
Paper is approved by the Cabinet and the National Development
Council, the five-year Plan is drawn.

PTI

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